Hello everyone - Greetings from Wales!
This is my first posting to this group. I am due somewhere around October 6th.
This is a great thread! Thanks to everyone's book recommendations!
I have started to collect a few books and am ordering a few as well.
A great book that gives you outstanding images of your baby's development week by week is,
A Child Is Born by Lennart Nilsson. It is truly an amazing book! My husband is obsessed with it!
I also have:
Healthy Lifestyle, for Better Pregnancy by Francesca Naish & Janette Roberts
Mother-Daughter Wisdom by Christiana Northup (found it at a charity shop but it is amazing regardless if you have a boy or girl)
The Incarnating Child by Joan Salter
Mothering with Soul by Joan Salter
The Joan Salter books are very "trippy" - but if you get past some of the trippy stuff, there is alot of wisdom in there. She comes from a Waldorf/Steiner background.
Another "trippy" book is Nourishing the Soul of your Baby - it is very, very interesting if you want to see pregnancy as a spiritual experience. It is by Elizabeth Clare Prophet.
Again, there is alot of stuff she writes that is way out there that many people will warm too, but there is alot of wisdom in her book. There are many affirmations and meditations.
I also have the Ina May Child Birth book, but since it I am still in early pregnancy mode, it seems too much to read right now - Nourishing the Soul of your Baby seems more appropriate when
the little bean is just forming. When does it start to have a soul? I do not know, but I can feel a wonderful presence growing inside me - not sure if it is the lovely progesterone kicking in, but it feels
great! Not sure if anyone else is experiencing this - but i find any violent imagery that flashes up on the t.v. screen unbearable to watch. I already feel as though I want to protect this little sprigeen!
Thanks for sharing the titles everyone - I'll have to investigate some of them.
Also, You are your Child's first teacher is supposed to be a brilliant book. I gave it to a friend years ago when she was having her first child and she said it was the best one of the bunch.
all the best