Book Description: No one understands the joys and challenges that women face during labor like the nurses who care for them. Elizabeth Allen shares stories and insights from over 20 years of caring for women during the journey of birth. She offers a unique, insider's perspective, answering questions like: • How can I prepare for labor? • Am I a good candidate for natural labor? • Is out-of-hospital birth right for me? • What should I do if things don't go exactly as I hoped? • How will I know when I'm in labor? • What pain management options will be available to me?