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post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
I'm finally starting to feel better, and now I have a voracious appetite for books. I just finished Your Best Birth and Baby Catcher. Both were great. Baby Catcher is AMAZING! What are you reading pregnancy/parenting-related or otherwise?
post #2 of 23
I am reading too many to list... Although I did list them in a really old thread! http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...ighlight=books

I also found this great book review last week! http://wonderfullymadebelliesandbabi...read_4036.html

I am soooo jealous of all of you that have access to bookstores full of pregnancy stuff in English!
post #3 of 23
Your Non-Toxic Pregnancy- this is the book I refuse to loan out, and refer to on a weekly basis. Crunchy bible! It's small, straightforward and easy to read but has the best content about non-toxic living out of nearly 20 books on the subject.

Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year- earth mother goddess vibe to it, has helpful information from a well qualified source. With this book I don't feel like I need any others on the topic.

Emergency Childbirth: A Manual- straightforward, non-fear based guide, uber practical. Has easy to understand information on identifying if something is wrong and then what to do about it. This book has taken the fear away from homebirth for me.

Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution
a radical feminist text. If you your a feminist you'll love it, if your not I'd skip it.
post #4 of 23
Two on the go:

Dr. Jack Newman's Guide to Breastfeeding - I need to brush up on newborn nursing!

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth - Didn't read this first time around.
post #5 of 23
I'm not reading any childbirth or nursing books. I'm reading Nick Cave's new fiction novel, The Death of Bunny Munro!

I read so many childbirth/nursing books when I was pregnant last year so I am giving them a rest.

Dr. Jack Newman's Guide to Breastfeeding was a good one though. I'll bust that one out eventually since all babies are so different.
post #6 of 23
Thread Starter 
Oh, I'm also in the middle of Wicked by Gregory Maguire which is really good if you're into fantasy books.
post #7 of 23
Crashing from Jan 2010 DDC...
We are stuck on baby name books right now...no name for this little one yet.

I am also reviewing my c-sec recovery books since I have a client who is preparing for a c-birth in early October.
post #8 of 23
Our library system doesn't have anything good in the way of natural birth/parenting books, so until I can afford to go buy some I've been hitting the fiction section hard. Jonathan Kellerman's "Bones" was awesome and I wish they had more books by him. Ready to get a few trashy romance novels, they always keep me busy.
post #9 of 23
Just finished Michel Odent's The Nature of Birth and Breastfeeding, which is totally AWESOME! And now reading Ina May's Guide to Childbirth. I totally love it too, but skipped the birth stories b/c I had already gotten sick of them reading Spiritual Midwifery. They are wonderful stories, but the intimacy stuff with their husbands just makes me jealous!
post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by aramat View Post

I am soooo jealous of all of you that have access to bookstores full of pregnancy stuff in English!
ditto.
post #11 of 23
Wait - I'm supposed to be reading something other than bedtime stories to my toddler?
post #12 of 23
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They are wonderful stories, but the intimacy stuff with their husbands just makes me jealous!
Oh, gosh! Me, too! My husband is a really good guy and I love him, but we are just NOT like those hippies! And of course I WANT to be like them when I'm reading the stories...

You're totally right; I adore those books, but that aspect bugs me every time!
post #13 of 23
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Oh, gosh! Me, too! My husband is a really good guy and I love him, but we are just NOT like those hippies! And of course I WANT to be like them when I'm reading the stories...

You're totally right; I adore those books, but that aspect bugs me every time!
Absolutely. Part of the reason why I loved reading Dr. Odent's stuff right afterwards. He emphasizes privacy for mom and usually (historically/biologically speaking) dad's role is as protector, 'guarding the door' from the outside, IYKWIM.
post #14 of 23
Your pregnancy week by week, 6th edition
http://www.amazon.com/Breastfeeding-...d_bxgy_b_img_a

The happiest baby on the block
http://www.amazon.com/Happiest-Baby-.../dp/0553381466

Drs. Sears Breastfeeding book. Haven't started it yet, but will in the next few weeks
http://www.amazon.com/Breastfeeding-.../dp/0316779245

There are a few more that I'd like to read, but we'll see if I have the time to get to them. I probably should read at least one birthing book before bub is due.
post #15 of 23
Eclipse, the third installment in the Twilight series. This will only be my third time reading it.
post #16 of 23
I need to start reading A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon for book club this Sunday! As far as baby books I haven't read any this time around. I'm going to look into Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, my library has it!
post #17 of 23
I usually have a novel plus several others going at the same time.

I just finished Persuasion (Jane Austen) and Tuck Everlasting (Natalie Babbit), and am currently reading The Continuum Concept, Special Delivery by Rahima Baldwin, and Birthing From Within.
I also read Spiritual Midwifery, but didn't really care for it much. Way too much interference from the midwives in my opinion.
post #18 of 23
LOVE The Continuum Concept. Read it a while back and started rereading it recently. Agree with you on Spiritual Midwifery as well.

My hold on Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves just came in!
post #19 of 23
I know this is related to what are you reading related to child birth and child raising. But I just read a beautiful book I wanted to pass on. It is called the Seduction of Silence. It is a novel that spans 5 generations of women- mostly in India. And it was just so lovely. such a beautiful book. And it talked quite a bit about pregnancy and birth, describing the birth stories of the different generations of women in the family, one of whom was a homebirth midwife in England. Lovely book- the author is Bem Le Hunte.
post #20 of 23
I ordered the aviva jill rohm book...because of your other list...this BETTER be good, as I have to import it from the USA.
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