Sheila Kitzinger

Last Saturday we lost one of our essential birth mothers, Sheila Kitzinger.

Sheila Kitzinger was the founder of The National Childbirth Trust in the UK and a mentor to us all. She came to a CEA gathering about 15 years ago and gave an amazing talk on the history of childbirth with slides and artwork and then modeled her Birth Cape of many colors.

Her books are legendary and still relevant today.

Please check out her work and the beautiful obituary in The New York Times.

- Ellen Chuse

And here is a link to a wonderful interview with Kitzinger about her own experience giving birth. “This was a sport I could do!”

“For far too many, pregnancy and birth is still something that happens to them rather than something they set out consciously and joyfully to do themselves. ” Sheila Kitzinger¬†