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Book Suggestions???

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I need books to read on how to survive a hospital birth without any additional scalpel cuts, scars, or horror stories. I am in the foulest of foul moods, and I am going to need serious support since I am being force to plan another hospital birth.

This decision was made by my ever so ****ty insurance company and their refusal to list homebirth midwives as prefered providers.

Anywho, any books or websites you can point me to would be nice.

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Maybe A Good Birth, A Safe Birth or The Thinking Womans Guide to a Better Birth?
Oh, I feel for you! How depressing
. I like the Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth. I know lots of mamas like Birthing From Within, too.

If you're interested in exploring safer birth options,you might consider checking out the homebirth forum----lots of mamas struggle with the decision to chunk their insurance for the birth they deserve
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I think Ina May Gaskin's new book Ina May's Guide to Childbirth has a chapter on hospital birth.
While the idea of tossing out our insurance for a better birth sounds great to me, I have to think of my son. He sees specialists every month and has lots of hospital procedures. I can't take a chance that I wouldn't be able to see his surgeon b/c of our insurance issues.

while a home birth is very important to me and having a low tech pregnancy and birth is something I'd love, I can't jeopardize the health of my son.

Sigh... it's an evil circle.

We'll find a way if it's possible.

Thanks for the book suggestions.
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