Pregnancy Books!

[name]Hi[/name] everyone, I am very newly pregnant (due in [name]June[/name] 2011) and am wondering what books you might recommend for a first timer, preferably beyond What to Expect…

Also any good ones for the dads? I’ve seen some really jokey ones on Amazon, but I don’t think they’re really my DH’s style.


P.S. We’re both kind of crunchy, so the more emphasis on “natural” the better!

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer

[name]Ina[/name] [name]Mae[/name]’ Guide to Childbirth by [name]Ina[/name] [name]Mae[/name] Gaskin

The Pregnancy Book by Dr. [name]William[/name] Sears, Dr Sears and his wife [name]Martha[/name] Sears have many books that are great for people that are crunchy

Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn by [name]Penny[/name] Simkin, another good author, she also wrote The Birth Partner.

Birthing from Within by [name]Pam[/name] [name]England[/name] $ [name]Rob[/name] Horowitz

The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth by [name]Sheila[/name] Kitzinger

Skinny Bitches Bun in the Oven will scare the sh*t out of you, but I wish I had at least been better informed about the topics they cover so I could have made more knowledgable decisions when I was pg.