Cynthia Gabriel is a medical anthropologist, mother of three, and a doula who has attended nearly 100 births.

With a PhD from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Post-Doctorate Fellowship from the University of Michigan, Gabriel’s research focuses on stress during pregnancy among African American women. 
She served as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Center for the Childbearing Year, and runs women’s and parents’ support groups. 
Gabriel is also the founder of Growing Together, a Life Learning Center that offers psychotherapy and life coaching services in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she resides.

Her new book, Natural Hospital Birth: The Best of Both Worlds, was born on March 15, 2011. :)

If you want to read it yourself, you can find the book for sale at independent bookseller Nicola’s Books ( If you are a doula/midwife/nurse you can write “birth professional” in the comments section for a 15% discount. And, of course, sells it, too.


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