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#1 of 10 Old 09-17-2009, 09:35 AM - Thread Starter
 
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i'm sure this has been discussed multiple times but i can't find anything via search...

just curious which books you got and loved or hated. i want one week by week book full of information of what's going on but am focused on having a natural birth and making informed and healthy choices throughout my pregnancy so am looking for something beyond just having the typical what to expect when you're expecting but recognize a lot of the 'green baby' books can be full of hype as 'green' is so trendy right now.

anyone have any recommendations?
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Henci Goer - The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth
Ina May Gaskin - Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

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Your Best Birth- Abby Epstein and Rikki Lake

Pregnancy Book-Dr Sears

Pregnancy Childbirth and the Newborn-Penny Simkin and others

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Positive Pregnancy Fitness: A Total Approach to a More Comfortable Pregnancy and Easier Birth by Sylvia Klein Olkin. I think it is out of print now, but an excellent addition to a more naturally-minded momma pre-natal reading list. If you like yoga, you will recognize a lot of the stuff in here.

After the Baby's Birth by Robin Lim. I loved this book as I learned so much about other culture's birth and postpartum traditions.

Both books have lots of good stuff that go hand in hand with my personal philosophy of birthing, parenting, health and wellness.

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Henci Goer - The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth
Ina May Gaskin - Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
Those are my 2 favorites as well

Penny Simkin and Dr. Sears books are also great.

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I'm LOVING Birthing from Within.

I also have this fabulous book called Journey into Motherhood, with lots of great natural birth stories.

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I am digging the Hynobabies manual right now. I also love The Thinking Woman's Guide and After The Baby's Birth as well as Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year.

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Immaculate Deception II: Myth, Magic and Birth, by Suzanne Arms.

Very readable! Really informative and interesting.
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I just finished Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way and found it to be very educational and plan to re-read some parts before birth.
Ina May Gaskin's Guide to Childbirth was also helpful. I have Birthing from Within and plan to start reading it maybe later tonight.
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I liked The Thinking Woman's Guide...as well. Also like Having a Baby, Naturally by Peggy O'Mara...trying to recall others...

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