This letter was written by Elaine Stottlemyer in 2014. It was 1969; I was pregnant and quite anxious about it. I had seen the movies showing women screaming as they gave birth. In most movies, the doctor would shut the door, and after hours of muffled noises of agony, would… See More
In 2011, Susan Brohman wrote an article about Flora Hommel in Michigan Jewish History, a publication of the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan.
The article provides an overview of Flora’s life and her journey to creating the Detroit-based nonprofit organization Childbirth Without Pain Education Association.
The classic book Thank You, Dr. Lamaze by Marjorie Karmel is out of print and difficult to find. We are making the full text available here. See More