Testimonials
Even better than I expected...
-Joshua, supportive husband


I thought the voice was very engaging. I was drawn in - read the thing practically in one sitting. I am really glad you wrote this book. It is a difficult task to write a book whose thesis has to do with the fundamental privacy and intimacy of a process/issue/moment that society has decided is a public one --while at the same time being open enough and frank enough to demystify the parts that society ignores and keeps hidden. I am not sure that anyone else could have struck that balance.
-Nora Hughes, feminist lawyer


Well if by being "dangerous" your inspiring other women to take charge of their bodies and their births then more power to you!!
-Jolene Duggan, pregnant military wife


Wow. This book seems to be making quite a stir on Amazon....I love it. When ... people come out in full force to gang up on you, you know you're on to something special. Although I personally preferred a hospital birth over a home birth, I am supremely glad to see females take back the control to make more and better-informed decisions regarding childbirth. I have to really promote and respect those who get the word out about the CHOICES (all of them) that women have earned the right to in our country. Next friend who gets pregnant, gets this book from me.
-Wendy B., mother, grandmother, educator


I cannot put down In Search of the Perfect Birth! One minute I'm angry and want to scream the next minute I'm sad and want to cry and then I'm esctatic and smiling ear to ear! Oh what a book! This is a MUST read for any pregnant woman, heck ANY WOMAN, no matter what your "birth plan" is!
-Love Lives Here, Eco-friendly Blog


Thank you thank you thank you! ♥ Your book is amazing Elizabeth! Seriously! I'm a little more than half way done and I don't want it to end!
-Hillary Westbrook, experienced nanny

Bought your book about a month ago, very inspirational read. Loved all the facts!
-Natural Healthy Living Through Nutrition and Supplementation, a Facebook community
Reviews
A must-read - for women, for feminists, for reproductive rights advocates.
[customer review at Amazon]

A valuable perspective for the uninitiated
[another review from Amazon]

Think for yourself and learn something new
[another reader's Amazon review]

MORE CHOICES FOR WOMEN! period.
[and another Amazon review]

The Perfect Gift
[another happy customer on Amazon]

In Search of the Perfect Birth Book Review & Giveaway
[from the Eco-Friendly "Love Lives Here" Blog]

Thanks, McKeown
[another 5 star Amazon review]

When we know better, we do better..
[an Amazon review from another fan]

Book Review: In Search of the Perfect Birth
[a fair review and critique from the blog "Talk Birth"]

Honors & Recognition
#23 in Hot New Releases, Pregnancy & Childbirth-- Amazon.com [May 2011]

#219 in Health Care Issues-- Tower Books
[June 2011]

#33 in Pregnancy/Childbirth-- Amazon.com [July 2011]

#21 in Pregnancy/Childbirth-- Amazon.com [August 2011]

# 1 in Pregnancy/Childbirth-
Amazon Kindle [January 2012]
I know now it wasn’t my body that betrayed me. It was trying to protect me…

I’m not sure how I’m going to get back to that place. I’m sure it’s going to require a leap of faith. A leap I’m a little closer to taking because of your book.

I just wanted you to know how much your experiences meant to me. You’ve given me a wonderful gift. I’m infinitely grateful.

Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart.

-Siobhan, natural birther
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