RavenLang was one of the first home birth midwives in California and shefounded the first birth center in North America.
Sheis a dynamic teacher and teaches subjects as diverse as the politics and history of women’s health, parenting, the science and art of obstetrics, and pediatrics, and incorporating Traditional Chinese Medicine into Midwifery.
"Raven is perhaps best known for writing Birth Book.
At the time of writing very little else had been published about birth. The first edition of the Birth Book was self published. She had been in contract with a publisher, but she was informed that she would have to remove all pictures of vulvas and bottoms.
She chose to publish herself instead. Today, original editions of the Birth Book sell for as much as $200 and has been reprinted in a limited edition