Birthing a Better Way: 12 Secrets for Natural Childbirth

Discover vital strategies for the safest and most satisfying birth for you and your baby in a hospital, birth center or at home. What you need to know about inductions, epidurals, how to avoid an episiotomy and overcome your labor fears.

Kalena Cook

At age 39, Kalena Cook gave birth naturally to a healthy 8 lb., 4 oz. boy with the help of a midwife. The positive and life-changing event inspired her to write about the latest evidence-based research and seek compelling stories from more than fifty interviews with women, doctors, midwives, hospitals, and birth centers. Birthing a Better Way: 12 Secrets for Natural Childbirth is co-written with Margaret Christensen, M.D. and the Foreword is by nationally-acclaimed Dr. Christiane Northrup. Cook encourages healthy women to become informed and guides them as a sought-after “Birth Mentor.” She owned an award-winning communications company for fifteen years and earned an MFA in Ad Design from Syracuse University. She is a member of the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS), the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health, the American Botanical Council and the Writers League of Texas.