Re: hoping to have a natural birth...what materials should I look into?
A doula is like the wakling-talking-breathing childbirth education class, as well as an interpreter when the medical lingo starts flying. She is also familiar with the nomal emotional and physical changes a mama goes through. And she suppots mom and dad, not just mom. This allows dad to participate at the level he is comfortable at.
Originally Posted by mollym
Have you considered hiring a doula? Ours had tons of resources. Also, a friend loaned me her Bradley books. In truth, we didn't use much of our training; we just went with what worked and were lucky enough that it went as we'd hoped. But having all that reading and planning to back me up gave me a mental boost.
I wouldn't give birth without one .