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My friend is considering a homebirth. It's her first child and she lives in a country where homebirth is illegal. Nevertheless she wants to learn about her choices.<br>
What books would you recommend for her? I ordered the spiritual midwifery, and need few more. I need anatomy of a childbirth, something that will talk about every aspect of a birth. Prenatel care, everything. But don't wanna spend a fortune on it either. So 2 or 3 books max.<br><br>
Thank you!!<br><br>
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Hi this book may be good- natural childbirth the bradley way. explain every aspect of birth and it is about natural childbirth anyways-goes into details about signs post of different stages of labour- how to exercise for labour -gives real pictures of mothers in different stages of birth and the actual baby coming out. hope this helps
 

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I would recommend "The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth" or "Obstetric Myths vs. Research Realities" both by Henci Goer. They give SO much information about the differences between hospital and home birth as well as help a woman gain confidence that they've made the right decisions. Regardless of where she births, she'll be armed with GREAT knowledge about what to refuse, what questions to ask, what to advocate for.<br><br>
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Don't forget about "Pregnancy, Childbirth & the Newborn" by Penny Simkin--a great, thorough reference on the whole shebang. <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 recommend Peggy O'Mara/Mothering Magazine's "Having a Baby, Naturally." I also love the revised Natural Pregnancy book by Aviva Jill Romm. Lots of mothers I know like Ina May's Guide to Childbirth book (I'm not a huge fan of IMG's hands-on approach, though I appreciate her contributions to the field <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">)
 
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