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February 9th, 2010, 10:24 AM
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I highly, highly recommend Ida May's Guide to Childbirth. She's a renowned midwife from the midwest and my midwife asked me to read her book. It's fantastic and so helpful!

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February 9th, 2010, 11:01 AM
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I'm in the process of reading it right now. The birth stories are really inspiring!

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February 9th, 2010, 11:09 AM
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Thanks for the suggestion. I just ordered it. I had been wanting to purchase a book or two for awhile and recently ordered "the thinking woman's guide to a better birth", but didn't know what else to get.


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February 9th, 2010, 11:45 AM
dbarney's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I just checked this book out last night and I'm going to read it the next two days. I have been told so much about this book from friends and from my midwife. I'm hoping for a natural this time and I can't afford to take classes so I was told this would help out so much.

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February 9th, 2010, 12:01 PM
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That's so crazy that you posted this, because I literally just picked up one of her books a few days ago at the library! It's fantastic and very inspiring!

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February 9th, 2010, 12:12 PM
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She's so down to earth and logical, and she backs up her writing with decades of experience and data from scientific research. I just love it!

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February 9th, 2010, 12:54 PM
palmetto_moon's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I read her book during my last pregnancy and in general, I did like it. The only thing that I found a bit "out there" was some of the heavy "making out" between the laboring mom and partner. I get the physiology behind it but just can't imagine "getting it on" at the hospital with all the staff around. Obviously, it'd be much easier suggestion to follow if I were birthing at home! I remember while reading it, thinking "Wow! That's definately uninhibited behavior!" Also, for whatever reason, some of the slang and "terminology" kept distracting me.

I also read "Birthing From Within" I forgot the author, but I think that was the title. It was a really great book. I am thinking about reading it again even though it was just last year that I read it.

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February 9th, 2010, 01:48 PM
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That is an excellent book! I read it while pregnant with Lily. Yes, some of the birth stories are a bit out there (I'm recalling one where they did nipple stimulation and it was the mom's DH and a female friend, which was a little strange to me), but it has great information in it! Birthing From Within and a Thinking Women's Guide to a Better Birth are both excellent as well.

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February 9th, 2010, 02:22 PM
becker206's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I got that book during my last pregnancy, it's great.

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February 9th, 2010, 05:20 PM
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I'm planning on buying that book. Thanks for the reminder!

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