Happy Tuesday! As I posted on Sunday, I am officially halfway through this pregnancy! It’s been going by so fast, and I’m pretty sure the next 20 weeks are going to fly by even faster….
Today I want to share with you some of the books I’ve been reading and using to get ready for a natural birth. And I just want to say….these books are great whether you plan to have a “natural” birth, or a birth in the hospital with medication.
Mind Over Labor- this book was a really good “quick read” to help with focusing your mind and working through labor pains.
Birth Matters- oh my word! This book changed my whole outlook on birth!! It’s quite eye opening with it statistics, facts and real life birth stories.
Childbirth Without Fear- again, this is amazing! Written back in the 60’s, it has some wonderful advice
What to Expect When You’re Expecting- I think every pregnant lady should read this book. Although I don’t agree with everything in it; it has been an invaluable resource
Your Pregnancy Week by Week- Luke and I read each chapter on each week. I think it’s helped both of us see the miracle of our growing baby and what to expect with each week
Eating Well When You’re Expect- again, invaluable resource!! I recommend this book to every pregnant/breast feeding woman
The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth- the name says it all. If you’re expecting, read this book.
The Natural Pregnancy Book- this has been just a guide for me. It has good natural remedies for common pregnancy ailments and natural tricks for labor and birth. I’ve used it some for remedies, but I’m not into any kind of “tricks” for labor and birth. My baby will come when he’s ready. 🙂
What have been some of your favorite pregnancy books? Have you ever had an out-of-hospital natural birth?