Immaculate Deception by Suzanne Arms Special Delivery by Rahima Baldwin Dancy Birth at Home by Sheila Kitzinger The Cultural Warping of Childbirth by Doris Haire The Home Birth Book by Charlotte and Fred Ward Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon-Rosegg Active Birth by Janet Balaskas Birth Without Violence by Frederick Leboyer Birth Reborn by Michael Odent The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin Obstetric Myths Versus Research Realities by Henci Goer Pushed by Jennifer Block
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Thank you for compiling this. I'm not looking forward to telling my mother and my MD sister-in-law about our impending home birth. I think I'm going to compile a take-home folder full of information for when they come. I doubt my sister would even want it, but hopefully my mom would take it.
Thanks for the list! I'm hoping I can convince my DH to let me HBAC next time. Both of our moms have worked in hospitals, so we hear all the horror stories of births gone bad (probably because they were in the hospital).
After reading some of the information, I'm beginning to rethink the whole nuchal(sp?) fold testing I had last time in lieu of alpha-fetal protein. Hmmm.
My husband always jokes that I need a little business card outlining all of the wonderfulness of homebirth (since I can never put it very eloquently when I'm put on the spot). I seriously may print this out and laminate it to pass out to strangers...