Re: Planning a natural childbirth
My husband and I just finished taking Bradley Classes. They are WONDERFUL. Not only the classes, but both of Dr. Bradley's books are educational and very interesting. What a wise and certainly non-typical man with a great approach to the childbirth process. I HIGHLY recommend both the classes and the books to anyone who is hoping for a natural childbirth.
Another great book that you can pick up is INA MAY'S GUIDE TO LABOR AND CHILDBIRTH. Ina May is a Midwife who has helped bring many babies into the world, and actually helped bring together one of the most infamous birth centers in the Country. Her words of wisdom and stories about childbirth will forever change your ideas about the process. I recieved this book for Christmas from my mother and I could NOT put it down. I have re-read it a few times during this pregnancy and use it as a reference point when talking to people about natural childbirth. It's incredible. Definately worth buying.
Mom to G, E and S