STIRRUPS is the handbook for the reserved woman who, even in her wildest dreams, will t tell her ob/gyn that she and her fiance are virgins and are terrified of their wedding night. (Yes. They're still out there, and, yes, your doc will likely figure it out.) STIRRUPS is the guidebook for prospective first-time mothers who want the real info about natural versus caesarian births, episiotomies versus ne, and the story behind that heavenly drip, the epidural. Retired obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. Eban Rock, (a pseudonym to protect his wonderful patients) loves women. In fact, he loves them so much, he never wants them to feel any pain physical or emotional. This book is a collection of true stories culled from his thirty-four years practicing medicine in the heartland. It exemplifies the variety of circumstances women find themselves in, from the time they reach puberty until estrogen takes a hike.