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post #1 of 12
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So I thought we might enjoy sharing recommended media on pregnancy/birth/new arrivals ... at least I would like to hear what you all have been reading/watching/viewing that you like!

To start things off, I just finished a FANTASTIC book called "Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent" by Meredith Small. It's an anthropological look at how people approach parenting with their babies across cultures (the field is actually called ethnopediatrics!), and Small's main point is that we tend to approach parenting from the perspective of assuming that our cultural norms are actually what's best for babies, when in fact that's not always the case. She looks at feeding, sleeping, crying, and level of interaction across a number of cultures. It's an easy read and I HIGHLY recommend it.

If anyone's read it, I'd love to hear your thoughts!
post #2 of 12
That sounds fascinating. I will see if I can get ahold of it!
post #3 of 12
I have heard of it but never read it. What a great premise!

I got Breastfeeding Made Simple (among other books to work on a parenting class I'm creating), and really like it so far. It's got seven basic principles of breastfeeding. I've come across things I didn't know even after breastfeeding 4 kids over 11 years! Simple and straightforward, aimed at moms and making it as easy as possible.

I'm interested in others' favorite birth videos, too. I want to show more to my kiddos now as we get closer.
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I'm interested in others' favorite birth videos, too. I want to show more to my kiddos now as we get closer.

Ooo, me too.  I want to show DS (who will be 5) some before the baby comes so he knows what to expect.

 

Thanks for those two book recommendations ladies, they sound great!

post #5 of 12
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On the subject of films/videos, I'm sure most of you have probably seen it, but over the weekend I watched "The Business of Being Born".  Really great and insightful, and I feel like it was a useful piece of my research to figure out what kind of birth I want (or don't want).  If you haven't seen it, it's about the medicalization of pregnancy, in a nutshell.  I got it from the library.

post #6 of 12

The book I have enjoyed most this time is Hello, My Name Is Pabst by Miek Bruno and Kerry Sparks. Baby names for really crazy hipsters. Not to be taken seriously, but a hoot.

 

Seriously, I am looking for some nitty gritty homebirth books. I am on board and now I need tips.

post #7 of 12
Leigh- Ina may gaskin is a good choice. For your littles, "hello baby"
post #8 of 12
Alternate title for "Hello Baby" in the US is "Welcome with Love." Did they republish recently? I hope so. It's really a beautiful book. Last I saw, it was being hawked on amazon for $100. :/
post #9 of 12
I think I paid $30 for mine in 2007. I may have actually purchased from amazon.au

Amazon has some great prices on used paperback versions of the "hello baby" version right now. It's like 5$!
post #10 of 12
Wow! That's a steal!!
post #11 of 12
Sears children's library has "baby on the way" and "what baby needs" these are great for big bros and sisses!
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Sears children's library has "baby on the way" and "what baby needs" these are great for big bros and sisses!

 

 My daughter loves these books!

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