Years ago (early 1990's ??) I purchased a few of your books and many back issues of those newsletters. I can not remember how I found you but it was before the Internet. Maybe from Complete Mother? I was so intrigued because it all rang true what you wrote, and I already knew I was done having children.
I donated all of it to my local ICAN chapter library. I made every pregnant doula friend or women having a VBAC or HB read your book!
I made everyone crazy.
Most thought it was all brilliant, others were dumbfounded by the idea to be alone.
What I wanted people who did not think unassisted free birthing was for them (most people are in that category) , is that as a mammal they could be by themselves and could trust birth. It is there for them and no matter who is attending the birth they MUST find that inner peace and confidence to trust their body to work normally, not the doctor, hospital, doula or a midwife can gave any birthing women that gift it is for them to find on their own.
Your book shows them in the most unpreachy respectful kind way how to find themselves to give birth normally no matter who is attending them.
In that sense you are the truest of "childbirth" educators.
This is why Freebirths are so important to mainstream and if presented that way all can learn. As a feminist I think woman need to understand they can birth their own baby, what better way then reading and seeing women do on their own. We then still have all our choices to suit our won life and fit into what is right for them, but there are many lessons to be learned from you my dear!