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Old 01-27-2013, 06:46 PM   #1
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Recommend books on natural birth.

I wanted a natural birth with my daughter but it didn't happen. My contractions started right off really close and I wasn't making progress so I got the epi which I loved. This time I have a midwife and am giving birth at a different hospital where the people who do the epi aren't as good so I'm kinda scared of it. I also know giving birth naturally is better for baby and faster recovery (though me and baby suffered no ill effects with my birth).
I did do hypnobirthing classes with my first but it didn't work for me. Any good books to read to help me prepare and try for a natural birth?
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Re: Recommend books on natural birth.

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth is my favorite.

Have you considered hiring a doula? That might help a lot!
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I really liked "Husband Coached Childbirth". It was good to have coping techniques whether you plan on having an epi or not.
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I read:

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
Natural Childbirth: The Bradley Way
Hynobirth

I had my DD last month, and yes, it was a natural birth.
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Re: Recommend books on natural birth.

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth.
Also, Spiritual Midwifery. It's kind of a head trip but still helpful.

I have had four natural births, all really different, all really powerful.
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Ina May's Guide to Childbirth.
Also, Spiritual Midwifery. It's kind of a head trip but still helpful.

I have had four natural births, all really different, all really powerful.
I love spiritual midwifery! but ya may be too much for some people.
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