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Hi,<br>
I need some reccomendations for pg books for SIL. The only one I had was "what to expect when you were expecting" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br><br>
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my favorite has been ina may gaskins guide to childbirth
 

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Ina May is Lovely.<br><br>
Spiritual Midwifery as well.<br><br><br><br>
Henci Goer - The thinking womans guide to a better birth<br><br>
and Simskin - Guide to Pregnancy (I believe thats the name. Its like a 'What to expect when you're expecting" minus all that bad advice <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> )
 

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Kaftka,<br>
do you mean this book<br><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%2FEffective-Pregnancy-Childbirth-Medical-Publications%2Fdp%2F019263173X%2Fref%3Dsr_1_28%2F103-9688211-8572606%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1177080866%26sr%3D8-28" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Effective-Preg...080866&sr=8-28</a><br><br>
by Enkin. Figured the names were close.
 

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I also like Peggy O'Mara's _Having a Baby Naturally_. Depending on your sis's viewpoint, this one can seem less "crunchy". I love it as a more general preg book, but waaaay better than anything like "What to Expect..." Just my thoughts...Nicole
 

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If your SIL is into herbs at all, I highly recommend Aviva Jill Romm's Natural Pregnancy book. It has tons of herbal remedies for anything that could possibly go wrong and has great recipes for nourishment teas and stuff like that. Also has the stuff every book has--what happens every few weeks to you and your baby, what to eat and what not to eat, etc.
 

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I think the PP meant Penny Simkin's <i>Complete Guide to Pregnancy, Childbrith, and the Newborn.</i> not sure of the title exactly, but sure of the author. It was my favorite. others i would recommend are gayle peterson's <i>an easier birth</i> birth if she is into exploring her emotions (some of it was too new agey for me, i just skipped that part) and naomi wolf's <i>misconceptions</i> if she is into politics or feminism or was a "career woman" pre-pregnancy.
 

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I really liked "The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth" by Goer, Henci. This is my first pregnancy and it made me aware of all the misconceptions about birth, the reasons why hospitals want things a certain way, and the different decisions to make about birth. I basically made my whole birth plan using just this book! She gives many facts to back up her opinions as well which I really liked.
 

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I second/third the Ina May Gaskin and Henci Goer recomendations!!! <b>Love those books!</b> I would also recommend <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Birthing From Within</span> by Pam England. The other books give great stories, information, and inspiration.... but it was Birthing From Within that really tied it all together for me. Gives great suggestions/ exercises on overcoming fears, how to get through labor, just pratical stuff that you can apply to every pregnancy, labor, and childbirth...no matter what kind of birth you are planning. If you only read one book, make it Birthing From Within. <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 would recommend "Misconceptions"- by Namoi Woolf BUT...DO NOT READ THIS BOOK WHILE PREGNANT!<br>
If you have the forsight to research BEFORE conception, it's a must read...otherwise...maybe read something similar. It is a brilliantly written telling of the medical professions disgusting overhaul of the birth buisness. I just think it's too harsh to read while IN the situation yourself.<br>
If you already know a lot about this topic, and you want more resources, then go ahead! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Also:<br><i>Dr. Sears -The Pregnancy Book and The Birth Book</i><br><br><i>The Complete Organic Pregnancy</i> (loving this one)<br><i><br>
Your Pregnancy Week by Week</i>- this one has little sketches to show you the developement and little stories and blurbs every week. I kinda skip the sections where the author (a Doctor) tells you all the things that can go wrong that week...I don't find this helpful.
 

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Has anyone read <i>From the Hips</i>?:<br><br><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%2FHips-Comprehensive-Open-Minded-Uncensored-Pregnancy%2Fdp%2F0307237087%2Fref%3Dpd_bbs_sr_1%2F103-6703141-5815005%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1180378755%26sr%3D8-1" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Hips-Comprehen...0378755&sr=8-1</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I would recommend "Misconceptions"- by Namoi Woolf BUT...DO NOT READ THIS BOOK WHILE PREGNANT!<br>
If you have the forsight to research BEFORE conception, it's a must read...otherwise...maybe read something similar. It is a brilliantly written telling of the medical professions disgusting overhaul of the birth buisness. I just think it's too harsh to read while IN the situation yourself.<br>
If you already know a lot about this topic, and you want more resources, then go ahead! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br></div>
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i liked it while pregnant.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Has anyone read <i>From the Hips</i>?:<br><br><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%2FHips-Comprehensive-Open-Minded-Uncensored-Pregnancy%2Fdp%2F0307237087%2Fref%3Dpd_bbs_sr_1%2F103-6703141-5815005%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1180378755%26sr%3D8-1" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Hips-Comprehen...0378755&sr=8-1</a></div>
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I just read this yesterday. It's pretty amazing... I think that some mamas here won't dig it because it doesn't *just* endorse the crunchy-natural-attachment parenting way of doing things (a la Dr. Sears and etc). It seems to adress <i>every</i> issue from basically <i>every</i> angle, and speaks to parents-to-be as though they are actual thinking/reading/capable <i>adults</i>.<br><br>
It is missing that condescending, talking-to-a-child tone that so many of these books have, and it is missing any identifyable <i>slant</i>. Prior to this I would have advised anyone who was looking into pregnancy books to figure out their philosophy *first*, then choose a book that supports it; I didn't think there were any books out there that weren't pushing a paticular school of thought. At the same time, the authors give plenty of credence to co-sleeping, non-circing, homebirthing, non-vaxing, and extended nursing--even addressing the question, Why is it considered "extended" if the AAP reccommends 1 year and the WHO, 2 years?<br><br>
The format is filled with quotes, quotes, quotes-- from the horses' mouths, you might say. The whole book is very funny and very "real"-- more honest than any other I've read so far. Contradicting opinions on the same page reinforce the "there's-no-one-right-way" message that is the core of the book. Also, it covers a very broad area, from pregnancy through early parenthood, including separate sections on Parenting--basically about you and who you are trying to be--and child-care-- just the nuts and bolts of babies.<br><br>
The only weird thing to me was that some sections seems oddly out of place and disjointed, as though they would fit better in an earlier or later chapter.
 

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I recommend "Pushed" by Jennifer Block.<br>
misconceptions by Naomi Wolf is also another good one. I liked it while pregnant!<br><br>
these don't "sugar coat" labor & pregnancy - more realistic.
 

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I also recommend "Essential Exercises for the Childbearing Year" by Elizabeth Noble. It is has lots of important infpormation about exercises and also about pregnancy and labor.<br><br><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%2FEssential-Exercises-Childbearing-Year-Comfort%2Fdp%2F0964118319%2Fref%3Dpd_bbs_5%2F002-1909921-8721664%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1183871870%26sr%3D8-5" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Exer...3871870&sr=8-5</a>
 

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Ina May is a must. I also read "Baby Catcher" and "Hypnobirthing - Mongan Method." After I had DS, I read "Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born" and found it really interesting.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I second/third the Ina May Gaskin and Henci Goer recomendations!!! <b>Love those books!</b> I would also recommend <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Birthing From Within</span> by Pam England. The other books give great stories, information, and inspiration.... but it was Birthing From Within that really tied it all together for me. Gives great suggestions/ exercises on overcoming fears, how to get through labor, just pratical stuff that you can apply to every pregnancy, labor, and childbirth...no matter what kind of birth you are planning. If you only read one book, make it Birthing From Within. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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"From the Hips" and Dr. Sears' "Pregnancy Book" are my two absolute favorites. I really like the variety of annecdotes and the non-judgemental choose your own path approach of From the Hips, though like a previous poster, I did find some chapters to be a bit disjointed. I also like the very clear lists of high-mercury fish and high-pesticide residue produce in this book. For nitty-gritty pregnancy stage by stage, I love Dr. Sears' book.
 
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