This book was recommended to me by our doula. I found it really informative for the pregnancy information in terms of what tests are conducted, why they may/may not be necessary and the options available at every stage. It teaches the importance of having knowledge, lack of knowledge results in fear and there should be as little fear as possible in pregnancy and birth (and mothering). It was especially useful as I was attempting a VBAC, and I felt that during my first pregnancy OBs hadn't told me all the risks associated with certain procedures. This book equipped me with all the information I needed to be confident in making the decisions that were best for me and enabled me to achieve the VBAC I wanted. I found that OBs were somewhat supportive in theory of me "attempting" a VBAC, but they really tried to derail my "attempt" at every. Single. Turn. I don't know how many times I had to reiterate that no, I would not be booking in for an elective c-section and no, I would not be having a growth scan in later pregnancy. This book helped with understanding the choices available: "BRAN" all the way! Pregnancy and birth should not be as medicalised as it is. We should not have the 30%+ rates of c-sections. This book takes us back to what it's really all about and what it should be about. Don't let OBs push you around. Own your pregnancy. Your body was made for it - and this book helps to find that innate confidence every woman has to birth her baby on her terms.