Anne Vondruska Pursues Wider Audience for 2006 Book

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Author educates young readers on beauty of childbirth through retelling of pregnancy in ‘I Watched My Brother Being Born’

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Author Anne Vondruska believes childbirth is a beautiful thing of which children should never be scared. She felt so strongly about this that she did something uncommon in today’s society – she included her two children in the birthing process of their little brother.

Anne Vondruska and her daughter, Katarina Vondruska, tell the story of the newest Vondruska’s entry into the family in their book “I Watched My Brother Being Born: Including Children at Birth” (published by Trafford Publishing).

When she learned she was pregnant with her third child, Anne Vondruska decided to do things differently and began educating her two children on pregnancy and childbirth. She also made the decision to have a natural birth in her family’s home. With the help of a midwife, a doula – a woman who assists the mother before, during and after childbirth – and her children, she gave birth to her third child, Christian.

Throughout “I Watched My Brother Being Born,” readers will follow Katarina Vondruska and her younger brother as they learn about the process of pregnancy and childbirth. It is Anne Vondruska’s hope that the book’s text and photos will help children understand and appreciate childbirth and its beauty.

“In writing this book, I wish to share my family’s experiences with birth professionals as well as expectant parents,” Anne Vondruska says, “not only to show them the many choices they have in planning their child’s birth, but also the ways they can involve the child’s siblings in the birth process.”

“I Watched My Brother Being Born”
By Anne Vondruska and Katarina Vondruska
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 24 pages | ISBN 9781412072779
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Anne Vondruska is an accomplished massage therapist as well as a doula. She is in the midst of studying to be a midwife and hopes one day to assist mothers who desire their own natural home births. Born and raised in Norway, Anne grew up with a love of the outdoors. She and her three children live on the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, where they ski in the winter and hike year-round.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.
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