About the Author
Pat Thomas is a renowned holistic health journalist with many years' experience. She is an experienced birth counsellor and the author of many highly acclaimed books on the subject of pregnancy and birth. These include Every Woman's BirthRights, Every Birth is Different, Pregnancy the Common Sense Approach and Alternative Therapies for Pregnancy & Birth. She also writes more widely in the field of health and her books Headaches - the Common Sense Approach, Living Organic and Cleaning Yourself to Death have been widely praised. Pat is also a prolific author of children's books. She is a qualified psychotheraplst, an active member of AIMS (Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services) and Editor of the AIMS Journal. As a Contributing Editor to three popular publications - the newsletter What Doctors Don't Tell You, the alternative health magazines Proof! and the parenting magazine Natural Parent - Pat has developed a unique and in-depth knowledge of medical matters relevant to women and children. Over the years Pat has become a well-known and outspoken advocate of holistic, person-centred care. She writes for newspapers and magazines, is a popular speaker at consumer health shows and professional gatherings alike, and is also a familiar face and voice on national and local TV and radio.