I am really passionate about pregnancy and childbirth. It’s a topic i love. I love hearing birth stories. I could talk birth and pregnancy all day long. I just think it’s so amazing what the human body can do. So, today i thought i would share all the pregnancy/childbirth books that i own.
Yes, i really do own all of these books and i think there is great information to take away from each of them. However, if you could only get one of these books i would highly recommend Ina May’s Guide To Childbirth. Whether you are having a natural birth or not, a home birth or a hospital birth, it’s just so encouraging to read other positive birth stories.
Ina May’s Guide To Childbirth – My midwife loaned me her copy when i was pregnant with baby number 6 and i loved it. I really love all the information in it, so i bought a copy for myself.
Nurture – It’s funny when i order books on Amazon (with the exception of fiction paperback books) i never know what they will look like in person. I didn’t expect this book to be so huge. I like that this book covers everything; pregnancy, birth, and early motherhood.
The Whole 9 Months – I bought this book mainly for the recipes, as i really want healthy pregnancies. It does have some information on pregnancy also. The Cobb Pasta Salad recipe on page 147 is delicious!
Holy Labor – I feel like Holy Labor and Redeeming Childbirth go hand in hand. They are both pretty similar books. *Not pictured, because i have it on Kindle*
Redeeming Childbirth – When i’m in labor, especially during my last labor (my home birth), i pray the whole time. I could not give birth without God being present, and the way i feel God present is by talking to him & praying. It helps me through all the pain. Redeeming Childbirth is all about experiencing His presence in pregnancy/labor.
The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth – Back when i was pregnant with my first child, 17 years ago, i bought the What To Expect When You Are Expecting book. If you know anything about that book, then you know it is pretty much filled with everything that can go wrong. It’s a great book to read if you want to worry your entire pregnancy. I love that this book came out and replaced that book. This book gives you a week-by-week look at what is changing with your body and your baby. It’s a great resource to have. *Not pictured, because i couldn’t find my copy.*
Birth Without Fear – I didn’t love this book, because i didn’t feel like i gained any new knowledge from it. However, if you are about to give birth and you are nervous/afraid maybe give this book a try.
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding – This is such a great resource to have on hand if you are breastfeeding, it covers everything!
Those are all the books i currently own on pregnancy/childbirth. I do still have several pregnancy/childbirth books on my wish list. Maybe once i buy them, i will do a haul and share them.
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