Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Reading Room

About 5 minutes after I found out I was pregnant, I ordered somewhere between 5 and 5000 books from Amazon and have been devouring them little by little. In the grand scheme of pregnancy related books, most are not what I found to be interesting, informative, or even up to date. Let me explain...

Without using titles, some of these "fabulous" books included information such as: Don't eat parsley, don't listen to music too loud, etc. You can see where I'm going with this.

Given our birth plan, I was more interested in learning about natural approaches to pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting. Along the way I found some really great books! These have helped me develop a positive attitude through this journey and prepare me for an empowered labor (HOPEFULLY!).

Anyway, here they are:

Having a Baby, Naturally: The Mothering Magazine Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth

Let the Baby Drive : Navigating the Road of New Motherhood

Juju Sundin's Birth Skills: Proven Pain-Management Techniques for Your Labour and Birth

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful: Experience the Natural Power of Pregnancy and Birth with Kundalini Yoga and Meditation

The last book is also the style of prenatal yoga that I have been doing. I'll have to write about that soon. It has been essential these last few weeks in restoring me physically and emotionally.

I still have a whole stack to go through including Hypnobirthing, some Dr. Sears books, Birthing from Within, Bradley Method, and a few others. Phew...

Did you have any favorite pregnancy, birth, or parenting books?

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  1. I'm really glad I found this post. The hubs and I are slated to start TTC in two months and I am already fighting back the urge to buy dozens of books. I'm glad you've done some of the weeding for me!

  2. Ooohh!! Sending lot's of baby energy your way :) These are all really great if you're interested in natural pregnancy and child birth.