Nicky Wesson has a long-standing interest in childbirth, both current and historical. She has been an antenatal outreach teacher, chair of her local Maternity Services Liason Committee and founded the West London Homebirth support group almost 20 years ago. She has attended many births - both at home and in hospital and has six children. She has written six books on pregnancy, childbirth and alternative therapies including Alternative Maternity, Home Birth, Morning Sickness, Labour Pain and Alternative Infertility Treatments. Nicky is a medical herbalist living and practising near Hampton Court. She has an especial interest in working with fertility, pregnancy and childbirth, and children.