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September 19th, 2009, 07:50 PM
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(x-posted in Natural Childbirth Forum)

Hi there. I'm Tasha and am just over 5 weeks along in my pregnancy. We were planning on starting our TTC journey this month, so were a little less careful last one - and ended up falling pregnant!

Although I am really happy, I am feeling a little overwhelmed by it all and don't really know were to start my research! I know I want a natural birth, and I'm fairly certain I want a home birth, but know that I need to look at all my options first.

So I guess that brings me to my questions - can anyone recommend any good books etc to read regarding pregnancy and childbirth? There seems to be so many different options out there and I really don't want to end up confusing myself!

Looking forward to getting to know you all over the next 9 months
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September 19th, 2009, 11:55 PM
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hi! We're in the same DDC!

I recommended this there too, but I really like "Your Best Birth"

The ladies here are really helpful. They've helped me a lot since I started to do research while TTC, and now that I'm pregnant I'm finding this board even more helpful! Welcome!
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September 20th, 2009, 11:40 AM
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Henci goer's Thinking womans guide to a better birth----love this book!
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September 20th, 2009, 12:01 PM
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Henci goer's Thinking womans guide to a better birth----love this book!
I just saw that one on Amazon and thought it looked great! If I can't get it from my library, I might consider buying it
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September 20th, 2009, 12:30 PM
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-I found reading other women's birth stories to be the most helpful (on here, the NCB and in some of the playgroups, so you can get first-hand birth experiences from women who birthed at home, in the hospital, at birth centers, etc.).

-Thinking Woman's Guide is great....

-If you want a DVD, there's the Business of Being Born, nice overview of reasons to choose a HB....

-Interviewing several home birth midwives will also provide you with a lot of perspective into HB. They can answer questions, help you decide if HB is right for you, address concerns, etc.

Sorry, most of those aren't books...
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September 20th, 2009, 04:19 PM
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Welcome! I am Marisa, one of your co-hosts Congratulations on your pregnancy and I cannot wait to get to know more about you and your pregnancy!

I didn't do much book reading during my pregnancy, I did a lot of research online since I was planning an HBAC.

So far I think you've been given some great advice and I 2nd watching The Business of Being Born!
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September 22nd, 2009, 08:28 AM
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Welcome to the board!! Congrats on your pregnancy!
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September 22nd, 2009, 09:23 AM
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Welcome and Congrats!!!
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September 24th, 2009, 12:30 PM
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Thank you so much for all the warm welcomes and the info about books/dvd's etc!

My sister has finally moved out of our house after living with us for two months while doing her teaching internship - so that means I can get back on the internet and do some research without trying to hide it from her! Trying to keep pregnancy quiet until 12 weeks.

Looking forward to getting to know you all!
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