Anne Drapkin Lyerly, M.D., M.A., is associate director of the Center for Bioethics and an associate professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in the departments of Social Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology. She lives in Chapel Hill with her husband and their four sons.
"Laced with heartfelt anecdotes and compelling stories . . . Lyerly
writes with candor and humility."
--The Boston Globe
"Comforting and informational . . . Positive, sympathetic and
diverse perspectives for past, present and future
--Kirkus Reviews "A Good Birth is like no other book in the pregnancy and birthing literature. Annie Lyerly's beautiful prose helps all of us understand what we each should do, and expect of one another, to make every birth a good birth."
--Ruth R. Faden, PhD, MPH, Philip Franklin Wagley Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics "A Good Birth radically repositions our understanding of what makes childbirth valuable and meaningful to women."
--Elena Gates, MD, Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco "A winning and impressive mix of research, insight and personal experience that will be a vital resource both to delivering women and those who attend their births."
--Jeffrey L. Ecker, M.D., Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School "A Good Birth is a refreshing addition to research on how women who have given birth ultimately perceive and describe their experience."
--Kitty Ernst, CNM, MPH, Mary Breckinridge Chair of Midwifery, Frontier Nursing University