December 2012, Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care (Diony Young)
“Optimal Care in Childbirth: The Case for a Physiologic Approach contains an extraordinary wealth of information, each chapter standing on its own so that it can be read independently. The authors have met with rigor and wisdom their goal of separating ‘the wheat from the chaff’ in this examination of the scientific literature. They have given a first-rate resource to the entire maternity care community—health professionals, practitioners, policy makers, administrators, advocates, and interested women. For those who want to bring about needed reform in maternity care, this scholarly and indispensable book has provided the tools. Indeed, Henci Goer and Amy Romano offer a new ‘gold standard’ to follow for maternity care.” Read this entire review from Diony Young in Birth (registration required.)

July 2012, Journal of Perinatal Education (Judith Lothian)
“Goer and Romano (2012) untangle the vast web of information about medical and physiologic birth and in doing so have made a major contribution to the birth literature….” Read this entire review from Judith Lothian, PhD, RN, LCCE, FACCE, in the Journal of Perinatal Education.

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