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What were your favorite books to get prepared for a homebirth?<br>
And, has anyone read Your Best Birth by Abby Epstein and Ricki Lake? It doesn't look like a book that has preparation tips for those of us already planning out-of-hospital birth, is that seem correct?<br><br>
thanks in advance!
 

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Can't say anything about the Rikki Lake book - I haven't read it.<br><br><br>
Here is my childbirth library. I really enjoyed the Gaskin books and the Goldsmith book. Feel free to ask me about any one particular book!<br><br><br>
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin<br>
Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin<br><br><br>
Childbirth without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth by Grantly Dick-Read and Michel Odent<br><br>
The Birth Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birth (Sears Parenting Library) by William Sears and Martha Sears<br><br><br>
Mothering Magazine's Having a Baby, Naturally: The Mothering Magazine Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth by Peggy O'Mara, Jackie Facciolo, and Wendy Ponte<br><br>
Unassisted Childbirth by Laura Kaplan Shanley<br><br>
SAFE ALTERNATIVES IN CHILDBIRTH: FOURTH EDITION by DAVID STEWART PH.D. and LEE STEWART AAHCC<br><br>
Childbirth Wisdom: From the World's Oldest Societies by Judith Goldsmith
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Can't say anything about the Rikki Lake book - I haven't read it.<br><br><br>
Here is my childbirth library. I really enjoyed the Gaskin books and the Goldsmith book. Feel free to ask me about any one particular book!<br><br><br>
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin<br>
Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin<br><br><br>
Childbirth without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth by Grantly Dick-Read and Michel Odent<br><br>
The Birth Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birth (Sears Parenting Library) by William Sears and Martha Sears<br><br><br>
Mothering Magazine's Having a Baby, Naturally: The Mothering Magazine Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth by Peggy O'Mara, Jackie Facciolo, and Wendy Ponte<br><br>
Unassisted Childbirth by Laura Kaplan Shanley<br><br>
SAFE ALTERNATIVES IN CHILDBIRTH: FOURTH EDITION by DAVID STEWART PH.D. and LEE STEWART AAHCC<br><br>
Childbirth Wisdom: From the World's Oldest Societies by Judith Goldsmith</div>
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LOVE ALL of these books! Also want to recommend:<br><br>
Unassisted Birth: An Act of Love<br><br>
&<br><br>
Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">LOVE ALL of these books! Also want to recommend:<br><br>
Unassisted Birth: An Act of Love<br><br>
&<br><br>
Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful</div>
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Ooooh! I may be adding to my library <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 
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