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Pregnancy and Birth Books

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

Very helpful.

dayiscoming2006

Pros: Gives lots of useful information.

Cons: Too crunchy.

I've found the book overall very informative on natural childbirth. It is anti-hospital unless deemed necessary. I totally agree with that. Many of the birth stories are enjoyable to read. Some are a bit weird for me.   I am not hippy, spiritual, whatever. So, those parts annoyed me a bit. I also do not believe in evolution, so any comments related to that got on my nerves as well....
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Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

“ I love this book and have recommended it to every pregnant woman I know.  My husband also read most of it while I was pregnant.  And we did end up with a smooth natural birth.     I found two things particularly helpful.     1.  All of the birth stories in the front of the book are great for getting you into a positive state of mind about birth. ...” --nikity

100% Positive Reviews
Taking Charge of Your Fertility, The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health

Taking Charge of Your Fertility, The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health

“Are you kidding ... This is a bible. Every 13 year old girl should be given a copy. she will use it for the next 35 years!” --Subhuti

100% Positive Reviews
Dance of the Womb, Belly Dance for Pregnancy & Birth

Dance of the Womb, Belly Dance for Pregnancy & Birth

“ Belly dancing for birth is rarely available in my area, so this disc set is a REALLY nice way to introduce women to belly dancing. The instruction is clear and the segments logically separated. Dance of the Womb addresses topics of the physical birth experience that many prenatal fitness videos won't go near. But what makes it extra special is the attention to the mental part of pregnancy and...” --RubyOrganique

100% Positive Reviews
The First 1000 Days: A Baby Journal

The First 1000 Days: A Baby Journal

“ My mom gave me this for Christmas and I absolutely love it.  Gorgeous illustrations and very sweet ideas inside.  Plus it's just structured enough so that I can be creative about what I include in each section.  I'm so glad to have a place to write down all the "little" things that I'll want to read about for the rest of my life. ” --MrsKatie

100% Positive Reviews
The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions

The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions

“ I bought this book on the recommendation of several other women on the Mothering forums. I initially thought I was buying it for my husband, as the title suggests he would get the most out of it. However, I ended up reading it through 4 or 5 times myself while penciling in notations for my husband. Plus, I grabbed it many times in the last month of pregnancy to look up this or that that I was...” --MaerynPearl

100% Positive Reviews
The Essential Homebirth Guide: For Families Planning or Considering Birthing at Home

The Essential Homebirth Guide: For Families Planning or Considering Birthing at Home

“ The Essential Homebirth Guide is the first book in decades to specifically address a homebirth audience. The book is written by two homebirth midwives, Jane E. Drichta, CPM and Jodilyn Owen, CPM and gives an excellent overview of pregnancy and birth and the options available to birthing families.   Written in a Q & A format, the book begins with a description of what...” --Peggy O'Mara

100% Positive Reviews
Creighton model FertilityCare system: An authentic language of a woman's health and fertility

Creighton model FertilityCare system: An authentic language of a woman's health and fertility

“ The book and materials cost an initial $40, the follow up sessions cost additionally.  They offer discounts to those in financial need.  In the long run, it is more cost effective than pills.   This method is more convenient than sympto-thermal.  Temping every morning when little ones keep you up all night was just impractical for me.  This method works by adding...” --lollie2357

100% Positive Reviews
Sacred Pregnancy: A Loving Guide and Journal for Expectant Moms

Sacred Pregnancy: A Loving Guide and Journal for Expectant Moms

“ This is my new favorite book to give to a pregnant woman!!  I'm currently in my third trimester and absolutely love this pregnancy journal.  It's set up in a week by week format, and very easy to read your chapter each week.  This book is special because it really focuses on the spiritual and emotional side of pregnancy, as well as the physical.  It recognizes what an...” --mama_y_sol

100% Positive Reviews
Embrace: A Pregnancy Journal

Embrace: A Pregnancy Journal

“ This book feels good in your hands. The paper is heavyweight, and the illustrations flow perfectly.  ” --mama kk

100% Positive Reviews
The Art of Natural Family Planning® Student Guide

The Art of Natural Family Planning® Student Guide

“ This is the book from the couple to couple league, which an NFP organization supported by many Catholics are others who are interested in the sympto thermal method.  There are a lot of rules which may seem confusing at first, but are good to know if you are trying to achieve or avoid a pregnancy!  Very accurate when the rule are followed.  Because this book is written from the...” --thegreenbeagle

100% Positive Reviews
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