This is a spinoff of the are you gonna BF thread. Someone was asking about books.
My Favorite Breastfeeding book is by Dr. Jack Newman, He addressess all sorts of problems/issues and has a message throughout the book which tells the mom that she is normal and can do it. I randomly had this book with my first and it was amazing how it helped me through all of our troubles (Which were abundant and seemingly never-ending ).
For Birth books, I love "Ina May Gaskin's birth book" and her "Spiritual Midwifery", both which have beautiful birth stories. In fact, in her birth book (not sure if that is the exact title) some of the women giving birth are the babies who's birth stories were told in Spiritual Midwifery a generation before. They are so inspiring and lovely to read. "Spiritual Midwifery" is also interesting and can be appreciated because it captures the history of an important time in our country, from the perspective of birthing families. I also love "Birthing from Within", and did a BFW class before I had DD2.
So what books do you think are terrific and worth the read?
OK, not necessarily breastfeeding but an overall great newborn book (looks at BF, cosleeping, touch,...
The Vital Touch by .... (I'll have to look it up because DS is sleeping in the room with the book shelf)
Our Babies, ourselves by Meredith Small
Easy great reading!
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth and her book Spiritual Midwifery are both great but I read them both since I had my youngest. Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent is great too! My most helpful acutually during pregnany and birth was Birthing From Within.
This is a tree on fire with love, but it's still scary since most people think love only looks like one thing instead of the whole world. *
LOL, I have several favorites and I'm slowly adding these to my personal library!
The Birth Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birth by Martha Sears, William Sears Birthing from Within by Pam England, Rob Horowitz Giving Birth, Naturally by Peggy O'Mara Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn Penny Simkin The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer