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I was looking over the book list in the sticky, but there are so many and I'd really like to know where I should start.
Does anyone have specific books that I should/would be good to start with?
On the same subject, are there specific pain management classes I should take or are they all pretty much the same?
I don't want to end up quitting partway through labor because "it's too hard". I'd like to actually follow through with something for once.
Well I haven't done it yet, so hopefully others will chime in on this one... but so far my favorite read has been Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin. I loved reading the stories and also her perspective as someone who's been involved with thousands of natural births. I'd highly recommend it!
I'm almost through the Our Bodies Our Selves pregnancy book, and I really like that. The Hypnobirthing: Mongan Method book was informative and useful, and I've been using the breathing techniques since I read it.