Henci Goer, award-winning medical writer and internationally known speaker, is an acknowledged expert on evidence-based maternity care. Her first book, Obstetric Myths Versus Research Realities, was given Lamaze International’s President’s Award in recognition of its value as a resource for childbirth educators. Its successor, Optimal Care in Childbirth: The Case for a Physiologic Approach, won the American College of Nurse-Midwives “Best Book of the Year” award. Goer has also written The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth, unique in that it gives pregnant women access to the research evidence. Goer has written consumer education pamphlets and numerous articles for trade, consumer, and academic periodicals as well. Nearing completion, Goer’s latest project is Childbirth U, a website that will sell narrated slide presentations at modest cost to help pregnant women make informed decisions about care.
Optimal Care in Childbirth: The Case for a Physiologic Approach
Meticulously documented, Optimal Care in Childbirth: The Case for a Physiologic Approach pulls back the curtain on medical-model management of childbirth. Written for those who want to practice according to the best evidence, assist women in making informed decisions, or advocate for maternity care reforms, this book provides an in-depth analysis of the evidence basis for physiologic care as the standard of care.
The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth1999
Obstetric Myths Versus Research Realities1995
Awards and Recognition
- 2012 American College of Nurse-Midwives "Best Book of the Year"
- 1995 Lamaze International's President's Award