Monday, February 16, 2009

The Thinking Woman's Guide To A Better Birth

I've just begun reading Henci Goer's book The Thinking Woman's Guide To A Better Birth.

This author is my kind of gal. She's a smart, independent thinker with moxy!

On the second paragraph on page 10 she writes:

To those who would argue that you need more letters after your name in
order to write a book like this one, let me respond with a story. Penny
Simkin, a well-known educator, writer, and speaker, and editor was called on
the carpet by an anesthesiologist, irate that she had written a handout
listing the potential trade-offs of epidural anesthesia when she was not a
doctor (although he did not dispute her accurancy). "What are YOUR credentials?"
he demanded. " I can read," she mildly replied. So can I.