We are delighted to share the news that one of our former board members and a current advisor to the WBWC, Dr. Anne Drapkin Lyerly, is publishing a new book on birth, available this week. A Good Birth: Finding the Positive and Profound in Your Childbirth Experience (published by the Penguin Group), will be out and available on August 1st.
Drawing on her landmark study involving more than 100 childbearing women as well as maternity care providers, Dr. Lyerly describes what women say constitutes “a good birth.” She has tapped the wisdom of women who have delivered in a variety of circumstances and locations, including the WBWC. Publishers Weekly called her book “insightful” and her message “important.” We agree!!
You can meet the author this week — to celebrate the launch, she will be at two events local bookstores, for a short reading and signing:
Thursday, August 1st, 7pm
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill
Sunday, August 4th, 2pm
220 Market Street, Fearrington Village, Pittsboro
You don’t need to be pregnant to read this book — it’s about birth, something we’ve all interfaced with in one way or another. Of course, it is a great book for expectant moms, but it has broad lessons for anyone who has been through it (as a mom, partner, loved one, friend), has helped someone give birth, or who is interested in this very special bookend of life.
More about the author and the book can be found at: