“Understanding the way children are treated is one of the most revealing ways of tracking a society. M. Mead, anthropologist (1925-1975).
What happens in childbirth? What does it feel like? How can we make each birth a unique and satisfying experience? What does the humanization of birth consist of? This book puts in the hands of mothers, fathers and professionals a multidisciplinary approach that brings to the complex and endearing puzzle of human childbirth new pieces that until now had not been sufficiently considered (…) This text is written with both the families who experience childbirth and the professionals who accompany it in mind. As an anthropologist and father -and more remotely as an elevator operator- I can only end this brief introduction with a reflection, a piece of advice, a wish, an urgency, a shared objective in this book: “Please, do not allow children to travel alone”.