Thursday, August 30, 2012


Books I read in preparation for Cleo (in order of helpfulness and good reading)

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin - Actually started this AFTER having Cleo, but I am really loving it.

Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care by Jennifer Block - LOVED!

Journey into Motherhood: Inspirational Stories of Natural Birth by Sheri L. Menelli - Interesting to see which stories I identified with.

Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation by Pam England and Rob Horowitz

The Birth Partner, Third Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions by Penny Simkin - An extremely comprehensive read.

Hypnobirthing: The Mongan Method: A natural approach to a safe, easier, more comfortable birthing by Marie F. Mongan
Husband-Coached Childbirth: The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth by Robert A. Bradley

Choosing Waterbirth: Reclaiming the Sacred Power of Birth by Lakshmi Bertram, Sandra Amrita McLanahan and Michel Odent


jade said...

Thank you for this list!! I'm due in three months and feel really behind in my preparatory research! Do you have any other suggestions? How would you list these books in order of reading priority?

McCall said...

WOW, that's a lot of reading! How'd you manage that with having a toddler and a job!?