Sheila Kitzinger: Pregnancy and childbirth author dies aged 86

Sheila Kitzinger: Pregnancy and childbirth author dies aged 86

ABC News 9 hrs ago


ABC News Sheila Kitzinger wrote more than 25 books on pregnancy and childbirth.


Prolific author and anthropologist Sheila Kitzinger who wrote more than 25 books on childbirth has died in the United Kingdom at the age of 86.

In the 1960s and '70s she developed the concept of a 'birth plan', which aimed to give more choice to pregnant women.

She believed mothers, not clinicians, should be the focus during childbirth.

Sheila Kitzinger came to be seen as a pioneer in her field and received an Order of the British Empire.

Her books included The New Pregnancy and Childbirth, and Understanding Your Crying Baby.