Originally Posted by FuzzyOne
i want to learn a birthing method (like bradley or hypnobirthing) but my funds won't allow it (it's either doula or birthing class). what method can i reasonably learn through reading and practice?
My dh and I read Husband Coached Childbirth by Dr. Bradley. We never took a class. I firmly believe that if you are dedicated to the process, you can do it with no outside instruction. I practiced relaxation techniques like yoga breathing and "corpse pose". It worked really well for me. Also, I must add that it really does come pretty naturally, so when you are in labor, just follow your instincts. Best of luck to you!!!!