great (BVAC) birth stories and nutritional information2012/3/14
This is a great resource for all things VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). It is sadly a bit dated, but the information is still relevant and the stories are timeless. This book is a compilation by the author, Nan Koehler, a midwife and herbalist. She alone has a wealth of information on childbirth, but she brings together a number of other experts for some of the many practices that can help a woman achieve a VBAC. The birth stories are also wonderful and inspiring, as many of the women overcame great obstacles to give birth vaginally after one, or in some cases many, cesarean section(s).
A Timeless Introduction to Natural Childbirth after Cesarean2003/3/18
Jeannine Parvati Baker
Nan Koehler, who is a master herbalist, life skills teacher, and midwife, specializes in helping mothers give natural birth. A timeless introduction to natural childbirth after cesarean section and other medical traumas. V/BAC is a term coined by Nancy Wainer Cohen which means, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. From my point of view, mothers who have been sectioned surgically have a special calling to heal the Earth by healing birth. The voices of those traumatized by the normative obstetric abuse of our time, cesarean surgery, need to be heard. This book transforms childbirth through word medicine (mindful anecdotal evidence). Artemis Speaks covers much, much more beyond pregnancy and birth ~ it's for anyone devoted to healthy, loving transitions, and keeping families whole. The collected notes from a generation of home-based practice from a granny midwife/herbalist with contributions by many others.