Pregnancy & Birth Book Notes

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth

You know when you read something written from a ‘master of craft’, that’s really easy to read, full of insight/wisdom…and you hear yourself saying over & over ‘wow, this is good’? That’s this book. {Steve never thought, as a dude supporting his wife, he’d say the same thing about a birth book- he thought it was […]

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Happiest Baby on the Block- Dr. Harvey Karp

Do you want more sleep? Read this book. Do you want a less fussy bambino? Read this book. We like Dr. Karp’s approach, because it gets results. While it may not work for every single baby, gosh we’ve talked with so many who it has worked for. And his methods just make a whole lot […]

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

We all know that men (in particular) are “fixers.” Give them a problem and they will attack it with the enthusiasm and finesse of a pitbull- problem solving usually ranks high for the male gender (generally speaking of course). Insert said male into a birth scenario and you have one ginormous fish out of water. […]

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

If you want to know what YOU can do to have less pain & speed up labor …this is the book for you. Janet shares the science & practical side why & how moving around in different labor & birth positions makes your life better during labor & birth. There are tons of exercises, sketches […]

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

Are you Artsy Fartsy? Do you like to express yourself through any artistic medium? If so, this book will particularly appeal to you. Birthing From Within is unlike any other pregnancy and childbirth book we’ve read. Pam (midwife) and Dr. Rob (psychologist) delve into the world of preparing for childbirth and really hone in on […]

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