The classic book on home birth is now in its fourth edition. Includes updated information on the safety of natural childbirth, new birthing stories, and the most recent statistics on births managed by The Farm Midwives. Mothers-to-be are instructed on how to take care of themselves while pregnant and how to prepare for being a mother and taking care of a new baby. Section III is a comprehensive, in depth manual for midwives on delivery. Includes pictures of births.