There is nothing else out there like this for women...it is something that I want to give
to all of my clients to counter all the other messages they hear during their pregnancies. It's
...The perfect gift for baby showers, and women who've just conceived.”
The Blessed Bee newsletter, www.blessedbee.com
...a spiral-bound bundle of 70 positive thoughts to keep you inspired and centered in pregnancy and labor. Repeat after me: 'I treat myself like a goddess.'”
Mothering magazine, www.mothering.com
I found The Pocket Midwife in a local store and have begun sending it to my pregnant friends. I've given away 4 or 5 in the past year as gifts and my friends LOVE them! It gets high marks from people in the know.”
Chris, Mom of two
For further ideas about using affirmations, I recommend The Pocket Midwife by my friend and nurse-midwife colleague Susan Fekety, CNM. This spiral-bound book is small and will stand up by itself, making it easy to do your affirmations while you cook, brush your hair, or go about your day.”
Christiane Northrup MD, best-selling Author and Women's Health Visionary
The Pocket Midwife is described in Gentle Birth Choices (2nd edition, by Barbara Harper, RN), a classic in the field of prepared childbirth and a Lamaze International "Top 10 Recommended Book" for 2006.
Pregnant women are completely deluged with negative information, stories and images of
pregnancy. From the ridiculous portrayals of birth on TV to the incessant
horror stories of their friends, no one ever seems to say anything good about pregnancy
and birth. Finally there is a smart, truthful, encouraging attempt to counteract all that negativism. If you are
pregnant, know someone who is pregnant, or have ever been pregnant, The Pocket Midwife is for
you. Now everyone can be cared for by a midwife!
For uplifting and positive affirmations during pregnancy, The Pocket Midwife is the ultimate partner!
The Pocket Midwife is like a book of quotations from the intelligent pregnant woman's wise inner
goddess. Just the literary quiver of arrows a pregnant woman needs to counter the negativistic
nay-saying of our often overly-technologized American birth culture! When every pregnant woman
embraces as truth the beautifully self-empowering messages in The Pocket Midwife, childbirth in
America will be revolutionized. Our culture will respect women and revere their power
to give birth naturally. No longer will labor and birth be treated as a crisis to be
'managed.' The Cesarean section rate will plummet!
Shelley, nurse-midwife and performance artist
I wish I'd had this when I was pregnant! It was such a powerful experience; it would have been
so perfect to have a reminder to be in the moment, to trust the process, to remember how
beautiful it can be! I would have loved to have somebody offer words of wisdom
when so much was changing and unknown. It would have really nurtured my own sense of power. These
affirmations will really help you stay clear and true!
Heather, nurse and mother of two
This handy book of affirmations will ease the way to a positive and joyful birth experience for
the women who use it. I will gladly recommend The Pocket Midwife to every pregnant woman I know!
Coleen, nurse and acupuncturist
Susan Fekety has the gift of making the women she cares for feel treasured. Through this book
of affirmations, it's possible to take a little bit of Susan's energy, enthusiasm and encouragement
along with you on the magical journey toward birthing your baby!
Evelyn Rysdyk, Shamanic healer and author of Modern Shamanic Living