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What books are you reading?

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Sorry if this has been discussed recently, but I was curious as to what everyone is reading?

Here is my list of books (I am a bookworm, I admit it!):

-The Natural Pregnancy Book by Aviva Jill Romm (LOVE)
-Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin (LOVE)
-Ina May's Guide to Child Birth by Ina May Gaskin (LOVE)
-The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer
-Your Pregnancy: Week by Week by an OB/GYN (but it has great info on the baby's progress)

I am also keeping my eyes on several different websites for weekly info (such as learning that my baby is the size of a large lime now!)
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Oh, man. I've been a reading machine since before I got pregnant. I've moved on from childbirth and pregnancy stuff for the time being to parenting stuff. I'm loving Kids Are Worth It and Parent Effectiveness Training.

Here's my booklist.
I'm not reading much yet but the books that I loved during my first pregnancy and afterward were:
Birthing from within, Pam England
The Birth of a Mother; How the Motherhood Experience Changes You Forever, Daniel Stern
The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers, Jack Newman

Pam England also has a website.
We're in the middle of selling our house and moving 1000 miles away so I haven't read anything yet. I think I have read everything previously mentioned but I might re-read a couple just because I love the birth stories.

We're in the middle of selling our house and moving 1000 miles away so I haven't read anything yet. I think I have read everything previously mentioned but I might re-read a couple just because I love the birth stories.

I'm reading:

Releasing the Mother Goddess by Gail Carr Feldman and Eve Adamson
and Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation by Pam England and Rob Horowitz.

Well, I haven't started the second one yet -but it is on my nightstand. I love the mother goddess book - and I think all of you goddesses should read it as well!
I'm have gotten through Spiritual Midwifery and Your Birth Rights and have the rest of my pregnancy reading set out for me:
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
Childbirth Without Fear (it's a 1944 edition, and it's cracking me up!)
Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth
What to Expect When You're Expecting
Birthing from Within

Plus I have a couple of breastfeeding books and Three in a Bed for later.
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I have checked out from the library...but not started yet,
Home Birth by Alice Gilgoff
On Becoming Birthwise
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
I am going to re-read Supernatural Childbirth by Jackie Mize.
Mommy Diagnostics
and The Naturally Healthy Pregnancy
by Shonda Parker

two of the Infant Potty Training books by Laurie or Laura B? I can't remember for sure.

Are You Ready In Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness by FEMA

The Book Of Mormon mostly read this all the time (three times last year!) LOVE it!!!

AND I've got a bunch of books on order about herbs and natural birth! I'm SOOoooo excited to develop my library on those topics!

Oh, and I've been trying to read the Aenid by Homer, but I'm so much more focused on trying to feel even more prepared for parenthood and this baby that I've not been making much progress. I even forgot I was reading it! hahaha

And The Power of a Praying Woman, but haven't actively read any of it for two months.

so much to do!
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Re reading Birthing From Within
and The Birth Partner

Also added Adventures in Tandem Nursing but I have yet to start that one
I've only had time to read my textbooks, which are of course related but they're... let's just say... a little drier. They include The Politics of Breastfeeding, A Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth, Skills for Midwifery Practice, etc. The last fiction I read (before exams set in
), was The Birth House by Ami McKay.
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I've read a bizillion books on pregnancy, midwifery and breastfeeding throughout my training so I'm catching up on a few that I haven't gotten to yet, which are:
Baby's First Year by Dr. Sears
Will be starting an Aviva Jill Romm book (I think it's natural pregnancy, but cann't think of the exact name right now)
Name book (does this count?
A good friend of mine just gave me the Pregnancy Journal so
Really, to be honest, I just got sucked into the Da Vinci Code so everything else has kinda gone out the window
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I'm reading my FIRST (gasp) novel since my 21 month old was born - The Wishbones by Tom Perotta. Funny and good so far, without being too demanding of my deep attention.

I'm reading Journing to Motherhood by Sheri Menelli (all natural birth stories - it's great!).

I'm also going to re-read Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, and the Official Lamaze Guide: Giving Birth with Confidence by Lothian and Devries. In the spirit of full disclosure, they're colleagues and friends of mine. But their book is amazing - builds such confidence in normal birth, home birth, women's wisdom, etc.

FYI, two great resources from Lamaze (again - I work for them so pardon the shameless plug)... A discussion board moderated by Henci Goer where you can ask her questions about evidence-based care at and the blog from the authors of Giving Birth with Confidence at
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