Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Great Books To Help Prepare For Labor and Birth

Who is looking for some great books to read on helping you prepare for labor??? As an expectant mom we want to be and feel prepared for something that you really can't imagine or prepare for until you actually go through it. And even when you have already gone through labor the next time can be totally different. So what can you do now to help you prepare mentally as much as possible for the big D-DAY? Check out these books, to help you get as prepared as possible! 


Ok first book, is Hypno-birthing: Natural Approach to safer easier and more comfortable birthing by Marie Mongan. I am rereading through it right now and even if you don't want to do hypnobirthing I think the approach and mindset to it is great! It helps you look at labor and birthing and trying to take the fear mindset away from you. Great book, CHECK IT OUT!

Next is from Ina May Gaskins: A Guide To Natural Childbirth. Again the this is about learning a different mindset to getting through childbirth naturally. I really do love this book and the approach she takes to getting through childbirth naturally. There are a lot of birth stories in the first half of the book and then it talks about how you can have a natural birth.
The last one I am going to suggest is Birthing From Within by Pam England. It is a little Hippy Dippy! Ok it is a lot hippy, granola, crunchy approach to going into childbirth. It has activities for you to draw pictures of your fears, of what you imagine childbirth to be like. And even taking those pictures with you to the hospital to help you mentally with childbirth. It is an interesting read, if you can get over some of the quirkiness of the book. My first childbirth class had us draw pictures and I am horrible at drawing. So I was really self conscience. But mine turned out beautiful and I honestly thought of what I drew as I was laboring with #1! So check it out!

What do you think? Do you think you will read any of these books?

Also, since I have a good friend that is an actual librarian, be sure to check your local library first, help save you some money and support your local library letting them know that they are still needed and wanted!

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