Birth FAQs

I have found that the couples that have the most enjoyable birth experience are those that prepare outside of their natural birth class.  You have to be a doer, not just a listener.  Class will cover many things, but it can not replace your own desire for knowledge or at-home practice of the exercises, relaxation techniques, and putting proper eating into action.  
Here are some additional resources to go along with your birth classes.  

First, there are articles answering questions often asked about birth or pregnancy that people are afraid to ask or have a hard time finding answers to.  Next, there is a list of books that I find helpful.  Lastly, there are links to helpful online resources. 

Helpful blog posts and articles about frequently asked pregnancy and birth questions:

Some other books I recommend and web resources that you will find helpful are below-

  • Pushed by Jennifer Block
  • Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering by Sarah Buckley
  • Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
  • The Birth Book by Dr Sears
  • The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth or Optimal Care in Childbirth by Henci Goer 
  • Birthing From Within by Pam England
  • The Baby Book by Dr Sears
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International

Breastfeeding sites and help