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Happiest Baby on Block Book

The Happiest Baby on the Block- Dr. Harvey Karp, M.D.  

Do you want more sleep?  Read this book. Do you want a less fussy bambino?  Read this book. We like Dr. Karp because he gets results. He’s helped millions of parents, his approach is based on research & uses what other cultures have known for 1000′s of years. It just makes simple sense. Did we mention his approach gets results? This is a no brainer- buy this book.  (Buy book here)

 

Ina May Gaskin's Guide to ChildbirthIna May’s Guide to Childbirth- by Ina May Gaskin 

Wow- this is a must read for every preggo. Wherever you birth, however you birth…you’ll learn a ton about what your body is capable of & be inspired to be a mom. We also love how Ina shows you how the Midwifery Model approach is different, without bashing the hospital model. She makes clear points, provides evidence & gives you the grace to figure out what is right for you. Not just for crunchy moms. (Buy Book Here)

 

 

“The Birth Partner: a Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions” by Penny Simkin

Over 300 pages of confidence building knowledge-you’ll learn & understand how to help, comfort & support your loved on in labor {even if you have no idea what you’re doing}. This book will keep you at the top of your game because it thoroughly (but in a concise way) teaches you How to Make a Difference during labor & birth. There is a strange “fish out of water” phenomenon that occurs for those supporting women in labor- it’s the helpless, “I don’t know what to do now” scenario that plays out in homes, birth centers and hospitals across the world. You’ll avoid that feeling with Penny Simkin’s detailed book. If you’re looking for a “birth support” book, this is the best. (Buy Book Here)

 

Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally by Janet Balaskas 

If you want to have a faster delivery & less pain, this book is a goldmine. Don’t just plan on reading this bad boy & then going about your business.  You’ll have Pah-lenty of exercises and techniques to use when your baby is ready to meet you. Think this is just for those who aren’t using drugs during birth? Think again mama. Every woman labors, has varying degrees of pain & birth plans change. Whatever your plans, you’ll be prepared to “work it out” with this phenomenal book. Active Birth is for everyone who is having a vaginal birth (or planning on it). (Buy Book Here)

 

 

Birthing From Within by Pam England & Rob Horowitz Ph.D. 

Artsy fartsy preggo mamas… do we have the book for you:)  This is a pregnancy & childbirth book like we’ve never read before.  It includes lots of ways of preparing for baby that delve into your beliefs, fears, apprehensions and excitement surrounding this incredible time in your life- oh and it involves writing, drawing, painting, discussing and examining all of the above.  Check this one out if that sounds like something you’d dig. (Buy Book Here)

 

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