... was developed to eliminate the fear, anxiety and tension which many women experience during pregnancy,labour and childbirth... acknowledges how marvellously a mother's body was made to birth her baby empowered, with wonder and joy… stages of labour & practical techniques to manage…when medical help is needed, preexisting, unforeseen & unexpected challenges... recognises that the role of the father or birthing companion is vitally important... empowers couples to take control of their own birthing experience... offers a combination of theory and skills to help establish the bond between a couple and their baby.