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Favorite pregnancy/birth books? Household 6 2 kids; Columbus, Georgia 17761 posts
29th Nov '12

I just ordered the first 4 I'm getting for this pregnancy. I have a few more I'm going to buy, but DH talked me into waiting until we've read the first ones to order more. I'm looking for things with a more natural slant (Not What to Expect When you're Expecting) and recommendations are greatly appreciated. As of right now, I think my plan is to look into a few different methods and either pick the one I feel is best for me or most likely, take bits and pieces of all of them and combine them. Today I ordered:
Birthing from Within
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
Active Birth
Husband Coached Childbirth (this is a book on the Bradley method and DH and I will both be reading it)



I'm also planning on ordering The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth, The Birth Partner (for DH), and probably some form of Hypnobabies/Hypnobirthing. What else should I get?

Kara-lynn Due July 21; 65 kids; Florida 2063 posts
29th Nov '12

Gentle Birth Choices
Orgasmic Birth
Calm Birth

user banned Colorado 21030 posts
29th Nov '12

Ina May is okay. Birthing From Within is the best.

user banned Colorado 21030 posts
29th Nov '12

I would scrap Husband Coached Childbirth and just have him read Birthing From Within and do the projects with you.

Household 6 2 kids; Columbus, Georgia 17761 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting ♥ darah ♥:" I would scrap Husband Coached Childbirth and just have him read Birthing From Within and do the projects with you."


Blah, it's already ordered :( At least I have both coming :)

Household 6 2 kids; Columbus, Georgia 17761 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Kara-lynn:" Gentle Birth Choices Orgasmic Birth Calm Birth"


Thank you! I'll check those out!

user banned Colorado 21030 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Household 6:" Blah, it's already ordered :( At least I have both coming :)"


Read Birthing From Within First.
Gentle Birth Choices is also really good, the book I have came with a DVD. :-)

Smokey_Taboo Due April 22; 1 child; California 5422 posts
29th Nov '12

I read Ina Mays Guide to Child Birth and loved it.
I have also heard great things about Birthing from Within.