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Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation Reviews

Mama_Amethyst

To Each Her Own

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Pros: Explores birth in artistic ways

Cons: Activities may not be helpful to all

I read Birthing from Within during the last half of my second pregnancy after having read Orgasmic Birth. I had read Ina May Gaskin's Guide to Natural Childbirth and The Birth Partner during my first pregnancy. In the natural and home birthing community, of which I am a part, Birthing from Within is the first book most mothers recommend. The book stands alone in its perspective of preparing for birth. I had not yet read a pregnancy book that included so many ideas about how to understand yourself and your perspective of birth through art. I did enjoy making birth art and included birth art in my blessingway. I do feel that it would be helpful to most women to try to gain understanding...
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t2009

Beautiful & empowering

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Pros: Empowering

Cons: Not practical advice

I read this book early in my pregnancy... Probably too early. I picked it up again after I had a better grasp of what my pregnancy & the process of labor & birthing would really entailed. On a second reading, I just loved it. It really is so true & so simple in its power. A must read for all mothers-to-be.
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