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Do birth by Caroline Flint

Do Birth

A gentle guide to labour and childbirth.

Caroline Flint

*New edition*

Whether it’s your first, second or fifth baby, most of us approach childbirth with some trepidation. Yet this life-changing experience can, and should, be a positive one.

Midwife Caroline Flint is one of the most inspirational figures in the world of childbirth. Over the years, she has helped hundreds of women give birth comfortably and confidently. And now she will help you.

In this newly updated edition, you'll find out: 

  • Preparations to make if you choose a homebirth
  • Intuitive ways to help labour progress smoothly
  • How to make a hospital birth more homely
  • Advice on breastfeeding and the first hours, days and weeks with your newborn

Having a baby is one of life’s most exciting adventures. This book will help you to embrace it.

This paperback purchase includes a free ebook download. 


Caroline uses her unparalleled expertise to empower mothers. Her loving, no‑nonsense approach helped make the births of my two daughters the best hours of my life. This wonderful book shows how that’s possible.

Thandiwe Newton

This is a wonderful book; honest, wise and immensely practical. Highly recommended.

Nicole Croft, doula and author of The Good Birth Companion

Flint's new book, Do Birth, is her first aimed at new mothers...[She] has important wisdom to impart, based on a formidable 35+ year career.

The Guardian

I really liked Caroline Flint's style of writing – supportive of mothers, non-judgemental and based on years of experience.

Amazon customer
Caroline’s Do Lecture

The importance of natural births

A birth teaches a woman how powerful and amazing she is. So why are we treating births like a production line, and not as the most natural thing in the world?

About the author

Caroline Flint knew from the age of eight years old, when her baby sister was born at home, that she wanted to be a midwife. Since then she has become an inspirational figure in the world of childbirth. She has been a midwife for nearly 50 years working in hospitals, women’s homes and she ran the Birth Centre in London for over two decades. She is a former President of the Royal College of Midwives (1994‑5), a founder member of the Association of Radical Midwives, and the first Chair of the Midwives Information and Resource Service.

Caroline has three children of her own and 12 grandchildren – nine of which she delivered. She continues to run antenatal courses for the NCT.

Product details

  • Published: 2013, updated 2023
  • Dimensions: 120 x 178mm
  • Extent: 112 pages
  • ISBN: 978-1-914168-33-8
  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-914168-34-5


Illustrations by Helen Chown

Paper & print details

Paperback editions are printed by OZGraf Print on Munken, an FSC-certified paper

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