…because babies prefer home births!


Currently, Nancy and her co-author Raquel Lazer-Paley are working on BirthQuake: A Pre and Post Childbirth Book for Strong Women and Women Who Want To Be Strong. The book will be out later this year!

Silent Knife – Cesarean Prevention & Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

Silent Knife was awarded the Best Book in the Field of Health and Medicine by the American Library Association the year it was published and was touted as “the bible of cesarean prevention” by The Wall Street Journal.

“Obstetricians would be wise to read this book before their patients get their hands on it. The rate of unnecessary cesareans would be significantly reduced if [this book] were required reading for everyone taking childbirth education classes. Nancy Cohen’s witty handling of a very serious subject may well be a turning point in American obstetric care.”

-Doris Haire, Chair, Committee on Maternal & Child Health and Former Chair, National Women’s Health Network, author of The Cultural Warping of Childbirth

“This book fairly sizzles in your hands…..Women pregnant for the first time, experienced mothers childbirth educators, midwives, nurses, and doctors – no one can read this book and remain the same. Thank goodness!”

-Rahima Baldwin, author of Special Delivery, founder of Informed Birth and Parenting

Open Season – A Survival guide for Natural Childbirth and VBAC in the 90s

“Just as Immaculate Deception was the expose of birth in the 70s, and Silent Knife in the 80s, Open Season will be the wake-up call and rallying point for women in the 90s . . . Women pregnant for the first time, experienced mothers, childbirth educators, midwives, nurses and doctors–no one can read this book and remain the same. Thank goodness!”

–Rahima Baldwin Author of Special Delivery and Founder of Informed Homebirth

“As an obstetrician, I am frequently called upon to make, or influence, decisions that will help to insure the health and well-being of both mother and baby. With Silent Knife, and now with Open Season, you cause me to continually reevaluate my preconceived ideas, and I am grateful to you for the opportunity.”

–Leo Sorger, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

“Nancy, you’ve done it again. With Open Season, you have helped me discover new depths and soar to new heights. Don’t ever stop writing!”

–Caroline Sufrin Disler Founder and Director, VBAC/AVAC Canada and Cesarean Birth Committee, Ontario Ministry of Health