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Hey all!<br><br>
I was thinking that it would be helpful to keep track of reading recommendations on a separtate thread. It seems like I keep meaning to write down and look for some of the books that are mentioned in our happy chatty threads.... but then I forget to do it right away and then.... well, it's too late.<br><br>
Please share any books, articles, websites... etc that you think of!<br>
so here goes!<br><br>
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth<br>
-great birth stories, less trippy / hippie than the original.
 

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I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but I've got it on order. A friend recommended it as an interesting read.<br><br><a href="http://www.overstock.com/cgi-bin/d2.cgi?PAGE=PROFRAME&PROD_ID=110902" target="_blank">The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth</a>.<br><br>
I know there are more books... :LOL I'll have to get my brain to kick back in. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I was looking through some old Mothering magazines and saw that book, and thought I'd like to read it!<br><br>
This isn't a pregnancy book, but it was recommended in another thread here. I ordered it and have read about a third. It's facsinating and interesting information about managing children's sleep. <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fexec%2Fobidos%2Ftg%2Fdetail%2F-%2F0060988894%2Fqid%3D1086888753%2Fsr%3D1-1%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%2F002-3207394-9087267%3Fv%3Dglance%26s%3Dbooks" target="_blank">The 7 O'Clock Bedtime : Early to bed, early to rise, makes a child healthy, playful, and wise</a> by Inda Schaenen
 

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Oh, I've got lots of 'em! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
The Scientification of Love, Michel Odent, MD<br>
The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth, Henci Goer<br>
Prenatal Yoga and Natural Childbirth, Jeannine Parvati Baker<br>
Pleasurable Husband/Wife Childbirth, Marilyn Moran<br>
Birthing From Within, Pam England (with a few reservations)<br>
Spiritual Midwifery, Ina May Gaskin (with a few reservations)<br>
Emergency Childbirth, Gregory White, MD<br><br>
Not really about preparing for birth, but still on the list for reading while pregnant:<br><br>
The Continuum Concept, Jean Liedloff<br>
Magical Child, Joseph Chilton Pearce<br>
Midwives, Chris Bohjalian (fiction)<br>
The Red Tent, Anita Diamant (fiction)
 

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Articles:<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/11-0-0/html/11-2-0/ecstatic-birth.shtml" target="_blank">Ecstatic Birth, the Hormonal Blueprint of Labor, Sarah Buckley, MD</a><br><a href="http://www.snurgle.org/~jondaley/isaac/oic.htm" target="_blank">Options in Childbirth, A Personal Odyssey, Linda Wightman</a><br><a href="http://www.moondance.org/2001/fall01/bestoftheme/birth.html" target="_blank">Reclaiming Birth For Our Daughters, Lesley Smith</a><br><a href="http://www.body.arc.co.uk/body2/birthOrgasm.html" target="_blank">Birth, Sexuality, and Orgasm, Michel Odent, MD</a><br><a href="http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/technologyinbirth.asp" target="_blank">Technology In Birth: First Do No Harm, Marsden Wagner, MD</a><br><a href="http://www.thebirthsource.homestead.com/babymoon.html" target="_blank">The Postpartum Bubble</a><br><br>
Websites:<br><br><a href="http://www.birthpsychology.com/" target="_blank">Association for Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health</a><br><a href="http://www.birthpsychology.com/" target="_blank">The Midwife Archives</a><br><a href="http://www.ucbirth.com/" target="_blank">Bornfree! The Unassisted Childbirth Page</a><br><a href="http://www.midwiferytoday.com/" target="_blank">Midwifery Today</a><br><a href="http://upalumni.org/medschool/" target="_blank">Heart Failure -- Diary of a Third Year Medical Student</a> <span style="font-size:xx-small;">(warning -- do not read unless feeling emotionally stable, especially the section on pediatrics)</span>
 

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Oh, darn, I've got contractors laying grout in the basement where my library is, so I have to go by memory. There's another one similar to A Thinking Woman's Guide that is also good. I'd say complimentary. Oh! Its called A Good Birth, A Safe Birth.<br><br>
All the Sears and Sears stuff is good, and The Birth Partner is awesome, especially for spouses/SO's, but really informative for mom-to-be, too.
 

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Not sure if these have been mentioned yet, but:<br><br><b>Immaculate Deception II: Myth, Magic and Birth</b><br>
and<br><br><b>Birth as an American Rite of Passage</b><br><br>
are both very informative. I.M. II has great birth stories!<br><br><b>Giving Birth</b> by C. Taylor describes 1 womans experiences (very different births) with a hospital CNM birth and homebirth with a CPM. Its interesting, as is <b>Woman In Residence</b> by M. Harrison. W.I.R. is about a woman trying to make it through residency to become an OB and what she experiences throughout.
 

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I've enjoyed reading:<br><br>
Ina May's Guide...<br>
Birthing From Within-Pam England<br>
Spiritual Midwifery<br>
Prenatal Yoga and Natural Childbirth-Jeannine Parvati Baker<br>
Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful-Gurmukh (though, I'm not much into some of her meditations/singing)<br>
Also, I've used the Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth-Shelia Kitzinger and The Pregnancy Book-Sears<br><br>
Fun reads:<br>
The Baby Catcher-Peggy Vincent (stories of a midwife)<br>
Mother's Nature-Andrea Gosline (this is a compilation of poems, quotes, traditions, and stories about pregnancy, birth, and mothering--my dh gave it to me on Mother's Day and I love it!)<br>
The Red Tent-Anita Diamant
 
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