First: A little introduction about me
I'm Stephanie Khoury, a newbie here, Lebanese, 26 years old, live organically as strict as 99%,
doing our own organic bread, mouneh [conserves] ...
married to a wonderful husband,
had a molar pregnancy 2 years ago, ended with a D&C
and now I'm pregnant in week 19, expected due date March 12 2013
Avoiding all unnecessary medical interventions, with no ultrasounds unless required [I did it once in week 12 to make sure my new pregnancy is doing ok,
it is also when the doctor calculated the EDD]
To nobody's surprise, I'm living in a place where birthing at hospital is the standard, and homebirthing is kept for the villages in the mountains where there is no access to hospitals,
and who bounce from homebirthing to hospital birthing whenever a governmental hospital is near [they charge less than midwives here!]
Second: I'm planning for a homebirth, and am still looking for a decent midwife
But I need to have some books about Homebirthing within reach, in case I couldn't find a qualified midwife by my due date, or if she fails to reach me on time.
a friend of mine has already lent me 2 books:
Ina May's "Spiritual Midwifery" which I absolutely find fantastic and relieving. Which encourages me to choose another book from Ina May.
and Sheila Kitzinger's "The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth" which I have read the introductory pages so far and quickly eyeballed the rest
So! I'll be glad to hear your suggestions!
Thanks in advance