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Awesome and informative book, with information for every form of childbirth, from home births to c-sections Edit
by MaerynPearl Combined Rating: 5.0

I bought this book on the recommendation of several other women on the Mothering forums. I initially thought I was buying it for my husband, as the title suggests he would get the most out of it....
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I bought this book on the recommendation of several other women on the Mothering forums. I initially thought I was buying it for my husband, as the title suggests he would get the most out of it. However, I ended up reading it through 4 or 5 times myself while penciling in notations for my husband. Plus, I grabbed it many times in the last month of pregnancy to look up this or that that I was going through and to help me remember what childbirth would be like.

 

I have had 3 children, 2 before buying this book, and I can still see the book coming in handy when we go on to our 4th. It reminds me, among other things, that childbirth really is bearable. I have done it 3 times without medication... but I really did not know how I got through the first two times until I read the pain coping techniques in the book and realized I had been using them! (For example, visualization.)

 

When I mentioned the book to my midwives... both of them had read it, too. It really is a great book for anyone involved in the actual birth... even the mother whom has already gone through it before. 

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