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June 22nd, 2006, 07:11 AM
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Give us your recommendations for reading material pertaining to natural childbirth, health and wellbeing, and advocacy!

Mine would be:
"Natural Chilbirth the Bradley Way" - Susan McCutcheon
"The Pregnancy Book" - Dr. Sears
"The Birth Book" - Dr. Sears
"Having a Baby, naturally" - Mothering Mag.
Any of the Mothering Magazines
"The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth" - Henci Goer
"Immaculate Deception" - Suzanne Arms
"Guide To Childbirth" - Ina May Gaskin
"The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding" - LLL Int.


Any more???
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June 22nd, 2006, 08:11 AM
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You've pretty much just stated every book I read when I was pregnant with Xander.
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June 22nd, 2006, 08:15 AM
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lol @ My....

One I didn't put down because it is not much of a childbirth prep book, but is a really good read is "The Baby Catcher". It is beautifully written and still makes me cry when reading certain parts.
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June 22nd, 2006, 08:31 AM
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I read that when I was pregnant with Lucas! I cried when she told the story about how she had to stop practicing... I cried for the baby and the midwife! I think it probably wasn't the best for me to read that part while being pregnant though...
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June 22nd, 2006, 08:41 AM
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I really enjoyed The Baby Catcher. I also like Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin. It's a bit hippy of course (well, it is people in a commune after all) but I really like reading the great homebirth stories since they kind of pumps me up for my own natural birth (same reason I tend to avoid most birth stories). I also like Midwives (which is fiction) but really it should NOT be read while you are pregnant because of what it is mostly about. It's a well done book, though.
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July 4th, 2006, 08:38 PM
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Natural Chilbirth the Bradley Way Susan McCutcheon
Having a Baby, naturally Mothering Mag.
Any of the Mothering Magazines
The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth - Henci Goer
Guide To Childbirth - Ina May Gaskin
Spirtual Midwifery
The baby Catcher
I also read a Bradley book it wasn't husband coached childbirth and ican't think of the name of it but it was really good.
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July 4th, 2006, 11:55 PM
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nice... ya, i would agree, i read most of those.

on the top o my list:

Ina May Gaskin-
-spiritual midwifery
-guide to childbirth

they were the real key for me visualizing and suceeding in the birth i wanted, lotsa beautiful pics, and heart warming stories

i read sooo many books though.. and i loved all of them that EMPOWERED WOMEN!
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