I also agree anything by Ina May is worth reading.
I am reading it now. It is definately one of those "get you fired up" books. I read the first 20 pages and then put it down because I was too "fired up." Then I picked it up again and can hardly stop reading it. I am 5 weeks pregnant, and I am determined to have my vbac or hbac after reading this.
Natural Birth After Cesarean: A Practical Guide by Johanne C. Walters , Karis Crawford
I recently got the VBAC Companion and didn't get anything out of it at all. I wouldn't recommend it.
Don't Cut Me Again (not sure of the author) was also a good read; just a collection of vbac birth stories without the stats/education aspect. Again, this also really 'sold' me on homebirth just in the differences of the stories.
(We had a very successful hbac, btw!)
also enjoying Birthing From Within, the birth art and journaling are helping me...and Reclaiming the Spirituality of Birth is great too...
Thinking Woman's Guide to Pregnancy, and Ina May's Preperation for Childbirth is awesome.
Momma to DD (12/04) and DS (11/09) .
I survived 16 mos! Ask me about breastfeeding a baby with posterior tongue tie, high palate, and weak oral motor skills- whew!
Birth Without Surgery: A Guide to Preventing Unneccessary Cesareans
by Carl Jones
Becuase it is older some of the info is out of date (especially the resource list in the appendix), and the hair/clothing is a bit "special", but the information is still sound. And it includes information for fathers/partners who are processing the emotional impact of c/s and vbac, which is something that often gets overlooked.
'Pushed: The Painful Truth about Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care' by Jennifer Block.
Soooo much info!
Kaiti, in with Shane, astrological mama to Sophie *12.27.05*, Maya *09.25.07*, Phoenix *08.23.09* & due *12.04.11* Having a after 3 cesareans!
Understanding the Dangers of Cesarean Birth, Making Informed Decisions by Nicette Jukelevics
I went to the MANA 09 conference and the writer presented and I was very impressed! I really am looking forward to reading it...
Transformation Through Birth by Claudia Panuthos
I think this is one of the best childbirth books ever written, especially for those dealing with past birth trauma. Every mama should read it.
I also really liked the Lynn Baptisti Richards book as well.