Birthing from within by Pam England...excellent helps you prepare mentally for the birth with lots of stuff to in it...facinating and original.....i adore this book http://www.amazon.co.uk/Birthing-Wi...bs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1201119896&sr=8-2 Here one midwives veiw of it 32 of 33 people found the following review helpful: 5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and thoughtful, 9 Nov 1998 By A Customer I have been a CNM for twenty years and read every childbirth book ever published. In all that time I never found a book that reflected my philosophy and encouraged women, although Kitzinger came close. Finally, after all this time, Pam England has done it. If for no other reason than the chapter, Stand and Deliver, every birthing woman should read this book. England is realistic-no promises of virtually painless birth if you follow her directions-and positive about the formidable powers of birthing women. Read, enjoy the feelings that this affirmation of powers envokes, and birth wisely.