The journey of becoming a mother takes a different path for every woman. In this book, M. B. Antevasin walks the road of a modern-day pioneer as she forges her own way through the perils of the American birth culture. As a firm believer in natural birth, she is shocked to find herself another victim of the medical system. To make sense of her traumatic birth, she is forced to reexamine her entire life and the circumstances that brought her to this point. This memoir verbalizes the spiritual and physical transformation of a victim into a woman with her own power and her own voice.