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  #1  
May 11th, 2009, 04:13 PM
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Any natural birth books you guys can recommend for a former epidural lover? LOL!
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May 11th, 2009, 04:35 PM
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I don't have a book to recommend, but my favourite site during my last pregnancy was Main Index for gentlebirth.org. I was always doing research there and I ended up with a quick natural home birth of a ten pound baby so I like to think it helped.
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May 11th, 2009, 05:45 PM
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I've never read any and I've had three natural births (first I had an epidural). The Bradley Childbirth classes we took when I was pregnant with Cameron were so very useful and totally how I was able to get through the birthing center birth and homebirths.
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May 11th, 2009, 09:08 PM
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I loved reading through the baby catcher when I was pg with Remy. The stories are so good and show you what to expect with a midwife and it helps you understand your midwife.

I like birthing from within and hanging out on natural birth forums.
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May 13th, 2009, 03:13 PM
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Thanks ladies! I sure hope I can do this!
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May 13th, 2009, 10:56 PM
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I was going to suggest Birthing From Within too. Epidural with first, natural with second. I loved this book more because it got me excited thinking about experiencing birth the way it described it. It was so beautiful and not the horrible torture I had always been lead to believe.
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May 14th, 2009, 04:51 AM
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I forgot about that one. I DID read Birthing From Within. It was highly recommended. I thought it was so strange. It wasn't helpful for me. I am also not into art and so the whole birth art thing was so not appealing.

I read Baby Catcher and one of Ina May Gaskin's books not long after Ani was born. Those were very interesting. I re-read them before I had Fritz.
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May 14th, 2009, 07:58 AM
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Sorry..no help here..I never read any birth books but I did have 4 natural births..lol
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May 16th, 2009, 06:23 PM
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Watch The Business of Being Born...it's that Ricki Lake documentary. It's playing on Showtime or HBO or something or other now. It's really interesting and encouraging! Our bodies are made to have babies!! We can do it! YOUR body has the POWER to birth that baby.

I only had Caleb completely natural. I had an epi wear off with Garrett, but I was not mentally prepared for that. I went in with Caleb prepared for an epi, but it wasn't needed. YOU can do it!!

Ummm...I haven't read any books so I have no recommendations there, but seriously, watch that movie! Oh and it's pretty graphic, so watch it by yourself first.
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May 17th, 2009, 07:34 AM
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Actually, watching Ricki Lake's documentary is what started this whole idea of natural birth with me. I can't believe I'm actually going through with it! LOL!
For those that had natural births but never read any books...did you take childbirth preparation classes? Or any classes on pain management?
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