This book helps women to know what to expect with a cesarean section, touches on both the physical and emotional aspects of healing, gives suggestions for pain management, and also provides a section on post-cesarean workouts. Although this book does a good job of providing general information, ‘The Essential C-Section Guide’ is anti-homebirth, without providing any evidence to support why they make such a stringent recommendation. ICAN believes that it is an individual woman’s right and responsibility to make an informed decision on which birthing environment is best and safest for her and her baby. Please refer to the White Paper on Choosing Your Birthplace, found here: http://ican-online.net/resources/white_papers/wp_choose_birthplace.pdf. Otherwise, the tips for healing can be incredibly helpful.