The book Birthing from Within by Pam England and Rob Horowitz was recommended to me from more than one source, but I am going to be cautious about recommending it to others if my opinion is ever solicited. I say that because it's more about pregnancy and childbirth as a spiritual sort of journey, and that's not what I was expecting from it, or felt that I needed at the time when I read it. I had trouble relating to the passages about expressing attitudes towards the birthing process via art (drawings, paintings, pottery) or vocalizations. I did find the passages about how much more empowering childbirth is other cultures quite interesting, though. I'm not sure if it's been updated recently because while it does talk some about hospital births, the information seemed a little archaic and I can't recall if a single positive hospital birth was portrayed. While I am the biggest skeptic about positive hospital births (which makes me a hypocrite *blush*), I do believe that they are the right choice for some moms and this book may be a little off-putting if the reader hasn't done any recent research or discussed the subject in detail with their caregivers.