Post # 1
I am struggling with the idea of taking a childbirthing class to be sitting around with a bunch of strangers breathing funny or hearing horror stories and getting freaked out, BUT I want to be somewhat prepared and know what to expect when giving birth.
So I was thinking about starting with reading a book about it and then maybe my mind will change and we can still attend a class, I am not due until March.
My question for all you wonderful ladies is can anyone recommend a good book covering childbirth for both me and my DH? He is agreeable to either way. I just feel like we wouldn’t take it seriously and be goofy the whole time. I definitely want to take a breastfeeding class though.
Post # 3
I loved Ina May Gaskin’s guide to childbirth and would highly recommend it.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth (plus Midwife’s Manifesta and Spiritual Midwifery also by Ina May Gaskin). Also, Mindful Birthing by Nancy Bardake and Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Penny Simkin et al.
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Post # 6
@julia924: Thanks so much. That’s exactly what what the DH was hoping for. I will definitely be checking that out.
Post # 7
Another vote for Ina May! She also has a wonderful Guide to Breastfeeding.