I'm looking for stories of birth involving water. Please get in touch with me if you would like to contribute.
Water Birth: Stories to Inspire and Inform will follow the format of three previous titles published by Lonely Scribe – Breast Feeding, Home Birth, and Twin Birth: Stories to Inspire and Inform. The books consist of a short, informative and well researched introduction written by the editor, followed by between twenty and forty real life stories.
‘Water Birth’ will offer a wide variety of stories from different perspectives and serve to educate and inspire readers about the use and benefits of water during labour and delivery. This might be a classic home or hospital birth pool experience, labour or delivery in the shower, hot tub or bath, or even a birth or labour in open water for example a river or the sea.
Most stories will be from birthing women, but the book will also offer other viewpoints: for example fathers, elder siblings, grandparents, midwives, doctors and doulas. It is also hoped that one or two pioneers and experts in the field of Water Birth will contribute stories, but all stories will sit side by side offering equal value and insight.
The book will seek to inspire and inform anyone with an interest in birth as a positive, natural, normal and unmedicated experience that empowers new mothers and gives babies the best start in life. It will offer evidence based information about the use of water in labour and birth as well as first hand experiences and view points from those who have found it helpful.