Every pregnant woman should read this book! The premise of this book is that knowledge is power and that pregnant women have a right to well informed about their birth choices. No woman should give birth without understanding that she DOES have CHOICES and that she can say NO (or yes) to what she does or does not want. She lays out both sides of issues like epidurals, medications, hospitals, home births, episiotmies IV's, etc... She shows you the pros and cons of both and lets you decide what is right. I really really recommend this book!