The Father’s Home Birth Handbook successfully bridges continents, cultures, and even genders. This book is well written and enjoyable, thorough and highly relevant. It is an important read for all parents, no matter where they may think they want to give birth. –Patrick Houser, author of the Fathers-to-Be Handbook
A quite brilliant book. –Annalisa Barbieri in The Independent
Fathers’ stories often get lost in the torrent of birth literature, so Hazard’s book is a lovely change of pace. The book not only spotlights men’s stories, but also points out the special role that men have traditionally played in births throughout the world…Read this book, and share it with a father-to-be. –Midwifery Today
What do a Dutch university lecturer, a US Marine, a Scottish artist, and an English engineer have in common? They have all experienced the transformative power of home birth, and their stories – and many others – are told in this groundbreaking book. As hospital-based maternity services become increasingly medicalised, more and more parents are deciding that birth belongs in the home. For many women, this choice may be an easy one, but for their partners, home birth raises some serious questions. For the first time, The Father’s Home Birth Handbook provides a resource aimed specifically at exploring men’s hopes and fears around home birth. Thorough research, balanced discussion, and dozens of home birth stories from real men all over the world make this book essential reading for all fathers-to-be and the professionals who support them.