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My mom bought me this book (YOU: HAVING A BABY The Owner's Manual to a Happy and Healthy Pregnancy) a few days ago, and it is full of great information. I have learned so much already in just the little bit that I have read. I'm not reading it cover to cover...I'm just flipping to the parts of pregnancy that I'm unsure of or that scare me (morning sickness, labor)...and after reading about them, I feel much calmer about the whole thing. It's a lot less intimidating when you know all the facts. I never saw myself as the one who would be reading pregnancy books prior to becoming pregnant, but I think I might start adding to my one book collection soon
So has anyone else read it? If you haven't I highly recommend it
Nothing seems scary about birth when I read these ladies stories, and have my own to share Knowledge is definitely power!
I read the WTE book while I was pregnant too but I had no IDEA what I was missing until I branched out into the "natural childbirth" world where they teach you a lot more about understanding what your body goes through because when you know what is happening it is a lot less scary, and less scary for me also equated to less painful.
And for FTM who are a little scared, just remember that people wouldn't have more than one kid if it wasn't worth it - I went on and had a second kiddo after having my first, so it couldn't have been all that bad (or my memory dulled, haha).
My epidural didn't take for my first son and I did all-natural with my second son. Yes, it hurt - but within seconds of the birth it was over and SO worth it.
Leah, Mom to Matthew (12/22/05) and Nolan (08/27/07)
My chart: My Ovulation Chart September 27, 2012: 5 weeks, 4 days. November 20, 2012: Ruptured ectopic.