Everyone knows (Well everyone who reads at least one of my articles) that I am all about education. You have to pursue pregnancy and birth education like you are seeking a degree.
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I highly recommend taking a class. Be sure to be on the lookout for my class which is launching soon.
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Ina May's Guide to Childbirth is probably one of my most favorite books for pregnant women to read. Ina May connects the power of the woman's body with the experience of birth. It gets a little strange at times, but it's well worth the read.
Babies are not Pizzas, They Are Born, Not Delivered. The title alone is worth pondering. A fellow labor nurse, a blogger, suggested this book to our group and I loved it. It is written by a Nurse researcher, who had a traumatic birth experience. After her birth, she began to use her skills to research why so many women are left feeling traumatized after birth. One of the best books for pregnant women to read.
The Girlfriend's Guide To Pregnancy is one of those books you will enjoy reading. It's not one of my top faves but it is a great book for pregnant women to read.
The Fourth Trimester is another amazing book. This book is phenomenal in preparing you for what's to come. Not enough women prepare for postpartum and regret the heck out of that. So please read this book!
The Wonder Weeks is another great pre-baby prep book that I suggest for couples to read before they have their baby. It really could be saved for postpartum but you might be too exhausted then.
Comment below and let me know which books you recommend. As always, I love to hear from you guys!