welcome to the uc thread!! there seems to be a few main books that people like:
~emergency childbirth, by dr white(seems to quell the papa's worries mostly)
also, i've heard folks mentioning:
~childbirth wisdom:from the world's oldest societies
~primal mothering in a modern world (mine hasn't arrived yet, so i don't know)
the 1st 2 i really liked, alot of women seem to favor one over the other. if you were to only get one, i'd say get the one by laura shanley (the titles are so similar, i can never remember who wrote which! it's the really plain blue one). the other one has papa's versions of the birth story which my dh appreciated--hearing it from a man's point of view in a man's wording is really different. also, since there's not a papa's uc thread, it's likely the only place the papas will be able to connect with male freebirth supporters.
i got the dr white bk for dh, but i'm not reading it and don't want to see it and fill my head with intellectual info...i want to birth intuitively and not do anything to increase my chances of getting in my head or questioning my abilities, both of which i've been known to do! :LOL so dh is in charge of that and learning the birthing homeopathics, etc. the left brain stuff.
this uc thread is great!! i'm looking forward to getting to know you...i'm due in late spring too!