Invites the reader to examine their views on the act of childbirth

Proactive Support of Labor: The Challenge of Normal Childbirth is one of a select few publications aimed at professionals engaged in hospital-based obstetric care that invites the reader to examine their views on the act of childbirth.  This does not mean that there is a lack of publication in the areas of midwifery or any number of other philosophies defining what a “normal” or “natural” childbirth experience should entail.

The potential to become a real classic

Proactive Support of Labor is a 21st century rehabilitation of the classic Active Management of Labor. It is a re-think: re-stating, providing evidence for, and updating of the concept. Plus, it provides the natural scientific basis of this approach and some important new ideas.