The Children’s Book Review | February 6, 2014
Age Range: Ages 2-7
Hardcover: 22 pages
About the Book
Mama, Talk About When Max Was Born tells the story of Max’s birth, which takes place at home in water. Max’s older sister likes to hear all about when Mama first learned that she was pregnant, about seeing the doula and midwives, about preparing for Max’s arrival, and finally his birth in their living room. Mama, Talk About When Max Was Born is a sweet and normalizing look at home water birth for young children. This represents the simple and beautiful reality of many home, water, and birth center births.
About the Author
Toni Olson is a work-from-home single mother to three young children. All of her children were born at home; one was a surprise home birth and the other two were planned home water births. She is passionate about women being empowered by their birthing experience, about breastfeeding, and about natural or gentle parenting. Toni graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire with a BA in Women’s Studies.
About the Illustrator
S. Marie Carlson grew up in a small town in Wisconsin, with a love of art and of pregnancy and birth. She has found a passion creating things for children and will be publishing more books. S. Marie Carlson is working towards her certification as a labor and birth doula. With her love of childbirth growing she founded Doula Connect, a community for doulas to connect with mothers in need of their support during their unique births.