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Today, almost all births take place in hospitals, and 40% of these end with a caesarean section.Recently, however, the approach to motherhood is changing: in fact, the number of women who would like to live this moment in a more natural way, with the most precious things around.In her book Il parto in casa, dedicated to a choice that in Italy is still subject to resistance, prejudice and taboos, Elisabetta Malvagna, with a careful eye, investigates this practice without preconceptions and supports its safety, documenting her theories with a wide scientific literature and proposing an interesting reflection on the relationship between the modern woman and birth.Starting from her own experience as a mother of two children born at home, the author reports data, statistics and numerous testimonials from personalities in the field, operators and mothers who have chosen this option. There are also many useful and practical tips to prepare to face this extraordinary moment in the best way and in complete safety. Finally, there is a handbook on breastfeeding and a survival manual for pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum, as well as chapters on the figure of the midwife and Maternity Homes.

Elisabetta Malvagna, Ansa journalist, writer and blogger, has been studying the theme of birth for years. She founded and maintains the blogs, inspired by the book of the same name published in 2008 and now become a classic in the field, and