Books & Articles
Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide by Penny Simkin
An excellent comprehensive pregnancy preparation, and childbirth and newborn guide. My scientific mind and visual learning style enjoys this book for it's many charts, graphs, and pictures.
The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger
This book is more of a read through than a reference book. Mrs. Kitzinger writes with a gentle style, explaining the discomforts of pregnancy and childbirth in a non-threatening manner.
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
Reading this book while pregnant with my first child inspired me that I could have a natural birth. Reading this book while pregnant with my second child reminded me how powerful the female body is. Reading this book with my third child brought me peace knowing that my body was made to bring babies into the world.