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Yes, relaxation is important. Husbands aren't necessarily the best coaches though. And also, blowing my nose and wearing underwear during pregnancy are non-negotiable :)


What? Someone advises against blowing your nose and wearing underwear? ummmmmmm

 

As for husbands as "coaches"... I think it was in birthing from within where they kind of make fun of the husband/coach idea... like you are in a marathon or a soccer game or something and you need someone urging you on from the sidelines... NOT. That is one of the things I ended up liking about that book- it suggested that the role of birth partner is to protect the laboring mom so that she can do her work. That felt much more relevant to my experience- I mostly needed to be left alone to do my thing (both births so far were fast and v intense, with big babies- 8lb6 active labor about 6 hours, and then my 9lb-er in under 3 hrs. In another situation I might have needed more, but in those births, I pretty much had to just go for the ride). I would go nuts being "coached"!

post #22 of 24

Hi Ladies-

 

Man, I must be a birth-junkie because I have read nearly everything people have posted!

 

For Videos, I love: Birth As We Know It. There were some parts that were a little too "out there" for my cultural starting point, but LOVED the movie as a whole.

 

For Books...Gee, I really do actually like the book I wrote-maybe you guys would too? Here's my website link and there's a sample page there I believe: http://shebirths.com/inframe-shebirthsbook.html and on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/She-Births-Guidebook-Ancient-Passage/dp/0741433907/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1302879650&sr=8-1

 

Hope that's not too self-promotional. I genuinely think it's a good addition to the books that teach the physical aspects of childbirth.

 

BTW: Anyone know where I can get a copy of "Emergency Childbirth"? I think it's by Gregory White...I appears to be out of print.:(

 

:)

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For Books...Gee, I really do actually like the book I wrote-maybe you guys would too? Here's my website link and there's a sample page there I believe: http://shebirths.com/inframe-shebirthsbook.html and on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/She-Births-Guidebook-Ancient-Passage/dp/0741433907/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1302879650&sr=8-1

 

Hope that's not too self-promotional. I genuinely think it's a good addition to the books that teach the physical aspects of childbirth.

 

BTW: Anyone know where I can get a copy of "Emergency Childbirth"? I think it's by Gregory White...I appears to be out of print.:(

 

:)


Your book looks great!!

 

I believe Emergency Childbirth is available as a pdf online. You have to hunt for it, though. I didn't keep the link, as I would not personally consider a UC (though I think it's a valid choice for others), but I followed a link a few years ago for academic reasons and it did provide a medium-quality scan of one of the versions.

 

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Yes!

In my case, my husband wasn't a "coach" type at all (something I really like about him!) He's just not comfortable taking any kind of a role like that, especially in a circumstance such as first-time childbirth. I could have used someone like a doula, but poor DH is not really cut out for this.

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What? Someone advises against blowing your nose and wearing underwear? ummmmmmm

 

As for husbands as "coaches"... I think it was in birthing from within where they kind of make fun of the husband/coach idea... like you are in a marathon or a soccer game or something and you need someone urging you on from the sidelines... NOT. That is one of the things I ended up liking about that book- it suggested that the role of birth partner is to protect the laboring mom so that she can do her work. That felt much more relevant to my experience- I mostly needed to be left alone to do my thing (both births so far were fast and v intense, with big babies- 8lb6 active labor about 6 hours, and then my 9lb-er in under 3 hrs. In another situation I might have needed more, but in those births, I pretty much had to just go for the ride). I would go nuts being "coached"!



 

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