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#1 of 7 Old 11-12-2009, 06:29 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I noticed that there are 2 bradley books online. Which one should I get?



This one is quite a bit newer:

http://www.amazon.com/Husband-Coache...8059886&sr=1-3


...and here's the other

http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Childb...8059886&sr=1-1
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I noticed that there are 2 bradley books online. Which one should I get?



This one is quite a bit newer:

http://www.amazon.com/Husband-Coache...8059886&sr=1-3


...and here's the other

http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Childb...8059886&sr=1-1
I read both of them back when I was preparing for my first natural birth (2nd baby). Husband-Coached Childbirth is more a background of Dr. Bradley's thoughts and observations about birth. Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way is more of a how-to. So, if you're looking for a book that focuses on preparation, Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way is probably what you want.

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Just comparing the table of contents' it looks like the first one has a lot directed at the husband. ...like it might be a good book for him.

I plan on doing hypnobabies, but I kinda just wanted to look over a bradley book and maybe go over a few sections with dh.
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Natural Childbirth... It was written by a woman and while I appreciate Dr. Bradley, and we did do the Bradley classes while pregnant with our oldest, I prefer the perspective a woman whose btdt. It is much more instructive to the whole process as well.

Oh, and not sure about that newer edition of Husband-Coached... Bradley died several years ago. Maybe some of the research has been updated or it is just a new print???
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Also want to add that the one Bradley wrote is kind of outdated. There are some good things, don't get me wrong, but he advocates episiotomies amongst other things.

I would think the second one would be what you are looking for.

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I agree with the PP. One is written for the husband and is just about his philosophy, and one is a how to. I really did not appreciate the chauvinism in the one written by Bradley. (Nor his justification of episiotomies for sure.)

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I read both of them back when I was preparing for my first natural birth (2nd baby). Husband-Coached Childbirth is more a background of Dr. Bradley's thoughts and observations about birth. Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way is more of a how-to. So, if you're looking for a book that focuses on preparation, Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way is probably what you want.

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