Childbirth books

I'm obsessively reading everything I can get my hands on now about childbirth. I am trying desperately to be as prepared as I possibly can so I can make it through without an epidural.

I recently read Your Best Birth:

I felt this book was very informative, and really put my mind in a relaxed state when thinking about the birth. It got me excited (even though I'm of course, still scared!).

Currently, I'm reading Birth Day. I'm only in one chapter but I like this. It's written by a pediatrician and discusses the history of childbirth and is very descriptive about what happens to the body and to the baby during it.

I've already read the Pregnancy Sucks book (and loved it - read it cover to cover in less than two days), and everything through childbirth in From the Hips. (Which I've now taken out from the library twice).

I have in my bedroom (also courtesy of the local libraries) the following: Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth, and The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth. Plenty to keep me busy and hopefully provide me with tips for dealing with the pain!

1 comment:

  1. This is awesome! I'm sure being knowledgeable and prepared is going to make the whole process less stressful and scary. And anything you can do to help is great!

    You really are gonna be a great mom :)