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#1 of 6 Old 02-24-2005, 04:23 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi,

New mommy-to-be here. I am writing to ask if anyone has read the book When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women by Penny Simkin, Phyllis Klaus?

I didn't find any reviews on Amazon and my public library doesn't have a copy. If not, does anyone have any book recommendations for childhood abuse survivors going through childbirth? Most of my pregnancy anxiety is related to having to put a certain amount of trust in people (e.g. doctors, nurses, midwives, etc.).

Any recommendations appreciated and PMs are okay if that's more comfortable.

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I have not personally read it but it has gotten very good reviews from other doulas on the DONA discussion boards where I frequent. *hugs* to you!

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Hi Amy,

I will go ahead and get it then. I'm having more anxiety over the hospital than the pregnancy. Eek! Thanks for the hugs. Those are the best!

Thanks so much,
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Great book. Call Penny's office in Seattle, WA. YOu should be able to get it online or by calling 206 info.
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I looked around and amazon was the cheapest place to get it, I actually just ordered it for myself, figured it would be a good addition to my practice. It qualifies for the free shipping too!

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