I love to read. When I’m pregnant, I love to read about pregnancy and childbirth. I’m not sure why I read and reread anything I can get my hands on. I think it’s because it almost feels as though I’m doing something. If that makes sense.
My birthing library consists of the following books:
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth
The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin
Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care by Jennifer Block
Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon-Rosegg
Mothering Magazine’s Having a Baby, Naturally
The Whole Pregnancy Handbook by Joel Evans
I also found this fantastic 14 page pamphlet for expectant fathers called Comfort in Labor. If yours doesn’t want to sit down and actually read a whole book, this may just be the way to go. It’s written by Penny Simkin, the same woman who wrote The Birth Partner. It basically crams a lot of stuff from the book down into easy-to-read 14 pages.
I ordered a few more books off of Half.com for very cheap so I’ll probably be adding to the list as they come in. In the meantime, if you know of any that I don’t have listed, let me know!