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July 9th, 2012, 09:39 PM
Mega Super Mommy
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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.


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July 10th, 2012, 10:36 AM
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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!

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July 10th, 2012, 03:23 PM
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^^Anything by InaMay is good. I would recommend The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer. Also, Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon-Rosegg

I took Bradley classes with my husband. We both learned so much and loved them!!

I love this list - Bellies and Babies: What Not To Read
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July 10th, 2012, 06:00 PM
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Yes, anything by Ina May and The Thinking Woman's Guide.
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July 19th, 2012, 11:27 PM
MissusF's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I bought a ton of NCB books when I was first pregnant. I really didn't need to read so many. It got a bit redundant after a while. The Thinking Woman's Guide was my favorite.

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July 24th, 2012, 09:54 AM
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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.

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