Benefits of Reading Books on Pregnancy and Birth

When it comes to educating yourself on your pregnancy and birth for your child, it can truly make your experience a night and day experience. Reading books about pregnancy and birth have many benefits; such as helping you with preparation, relaxation, and even when it comes to bonding with your baby. When you take time to become educated and prepared, you are able to bond with your baby in an unexpected way.

You may be asking where on earth do I start?! There are so many books out there! You are right, there are so many, which is amazing! You can choose and not be stuck to one resource. When it comes to choosing, start with what you want for your pregnancy and birth. Do you want it unmedicated or medicated? Completely natural? At home, a birth center, or at a hospital? Whatever your goal or desires are, seek out those books that help you reach your goal. If you are still not sure, pick a book from each perspective, then as you will read you will start to learn what you want out of your birth. If you are still not sure talk to your midwife or obstetrician, they can help guide you as you determine what path you want.

Recommended Books

Now here are some books that we highly recommend to help you in your pregnancy and birth journey. Enjoy!

“Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation” By Pam England

“Real Food for Pregnancy: The Science and Wisdom of Optimal Prenatal Nutrition” by Lily Nichols

“Birth Without Fear: The Judgment-Free Guide to Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum” by January Harshe

“Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth” by Ina May Gaskin

“Mindful Birthing: Training the Mind, Body, and Heart for Childbirth and Beyond” by Nancy Bardacke

“The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth” by Genevieve Howland

“Holistic Hypnobirthing: Mindful Practices for a Positive Pregnancy and Birth” by Anthonissa Moger

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