A Labour of Love II – Empowering through knowledge to create the birth you want and desire
The long-awaited follow-up book to A Labour of Love: A Guide to Natural Childbirth Without Fear is now available!
This book has been written to educate women of their choices and options so they can make informed decisions in pregnancy and labour.
With a foreword by Professor Fiona Stanley A.C., A Labour of Love II includes information on fear in childbirth, preparing for your marathon, stages of labour, water birth, optimal foetal positioning and the Cascade of Intervention.
This book emphasises Gabrielle’s own philosophy about what it takes to really understand what the techno-medical model of birth is, and how to avoid it. Full of positive, real-life birth stories, quotes and lessons, this book empowers women through knowledge to create the birth they truly want and desire. Every chapter is full of valuable information, including quotes from renowned childbirth educators from around the world.
“Inspiring and eye-opening, A Labour of Love provides the straight talk and uncommon good sense that women need, as they embark on the amazing journey of pregnancy, birth and mothering. Like the best doula, Gaby holds a gentle and positive space that allows women’s own inner knowing and impetus to unfold”
Dr. Sarah Buckley, author of Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor’s Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices
“This book is a must for every pregnant woman’s bookshelf.”
Tina Cassidy, journalist and author of Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born
“Your book, A Labour of Love II, is encyclopedic in its depth and breadth—and chock-full of wonderful birth wisdom! Bless you!”
Dr. Christiane Northrup, M.D.
“Gabrielle in her unique writing style has the ability to intertwine positive labour teaching methods with stories from her clients told in a passionate unique way, with quotes from other authors to support her ideas and understanding of how to create a positive labour and birth experience in the 21st Century. As a doula, Gabrielle’s ability to deliver a gentle message is testament to her years of experience helping thousands of women to birth their babies.
This book is full of information to assist women in becoming aware of the current trends in our hospitals in order for the woman to become empowered and informed fully so that she may create the birth she wants and desires.”
Debra Pascali Bonaro, founder of DONA, producer/director of Orgasmic Birth and Organic Birth.
Hi Gabrielle, I am a new mum of 11 days and just wanted to let you know how much your book, Labour of Love, assisted me in fulfilling my dream of having a natural birth for my first child (a son!)I stumbled across your book in a book shop early in my pregnancy and it immediately empowered me to feel confident about my impending birth experience. Even late in my pregnancy when I started to get the jitters, all I needed to do was refer back to your book to restore my confidence in my ability to birth my child naturally.(Not to mention reciting the birth affirmations that I stuck on the toilet door!) As a result, I gave birth completely naturally to my 3.145kg son on June 14 with the wonderful assistance of the midwives at Galliers Hospital in Armadale. I did not even need stitches!! I just wanted to let you know how much I credit my strength during childbirth to your book – the midwives commented they couldn’t believe I was smiling between contractions! I will certainly be giving your book to any of my friends who become pregnant in the future in the hope that they benefit from it as much as I did.
Regards, Sonya Kimbar