Classics

By: Diana Korte, et al

Thorough, sensible, and extremely well organized, these knowledgeable authors cover topics of pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum care for mother and child in an accessible, very easy-to-follow format. The authors present clear-headed information on everything from finding a birth attendant to questions for the hospital to understanding your feelings about it all.


By: William Sears, M.D. and Martha Sears, R.N.

In this helpful resource guide, the Searses teach readers what they need to know to take control of their own birthings. The Birth Book is divided into three parts: "Preparing for Birth," "Easing Pain in Labor," and "Experiencing Birth." You'll find details about vaginal births; cesareans; VBACs; water births; home births; best birthing positions; drugs; pain; how to design your own birth plan; the humor, chemistry, and sexuality of birth; and pages and pages of birth stories.


By: Robbie E. Davis-Floyd

"Whether you are a proponent of 'natural' or 'prepared' childbirth, Davis-Floyd's exhaustive look at the rituals of the modern hospital variety is eye-opening and informative at least, and at best a call to action." Tara Aronson, San Francisco Chronicle Book Review


By: Gayle Peterson

An informative and extremely practical guide that makes childbirth a rewarding experience. The tools provided in An Easier Childbirth simplify this process. Peterson describes techniques for coping with pain, including relaxation and visualization. She explains the importance of having realistic expectations and discusses how mother, baby, and family can bond together following the birth. The book also includes invaluable material on physical exercises, the natural flow of labor, and ideas for transforming fear.


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