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Old 01-26-2013, 01:02 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by DesertRat
The Bradley Birth book is good!
Yep

DH only read the section I bookmarked for him so he would be familiar with all the labor stages and signs to look for during the transitions.

Neither of us really needed to read all the convincing about why natural is good, etc that we already knew.

We also took a crash course in the Bradley Method because there were no instructors in our state and we went home for a baby shower and a Bradley Instructor agreed to do a 2-3hr crash course. I think that helped him a ton. Again, she really emphasized the stages and how to encourage and help mom during the transitions.

Course, for a homebirth, you'll have the support you need for those transitions, but it's always good if he understands why you're fine and excited one minute and terrified the next, etc etc.

It's such a rollercoaster at times.
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