Many expectant moms want to have a natural birth but aren’t sure what it really means or how. These incredible natural birth books can give you the info and encouragement that will make it happen. Whether you plan to have a homebirth or preparing for a hospital birth, you can do it naturally, with love and confidence.
What is considered a “Natural Birth?”
Natural birth is known as an unmedicated birth that occurs without the use of traditional drugs or medical interventions. This can include labor pain relief, forceps or vacuum extraction, and cesarean birth. Natural birth advocates believe that this type of birth is safer for both mother and baby, and results in a more positive birth experience.
Natural childbirth is not for everyone and it’s important to plan your birth in the ways that feel most alive and true for you. It is important to mention that all birth is beautiful and sometimes plans don’t go as expected and there is nothing wrong with doing what feels best for you and your baby.
As expectant mothers, your upcoming birth is a very personal experience and it’s important to be well-informed about the possible options. Luckily, there are many books that have been written by experienced moms that serve as a guide to natural childbirth and who’ve had great success with natural childbirth; these can help you make an informed decision for you and your birth partner.
Our Top 5 Resources and Books For Natural Birth
Having a natural birth is an empowering experience for any woman. It can be a beautiful and life-changing event, but it takes preparation and knowledge to make it happen.
These are our top five best books for a natural birth that will help you on your journey. With these books to help prepare you for the birth process, without fear and anxiety in pregnancy, to feel confident and to feel empowered during labor and delivery.
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth
For a more comprehensive look at natural birth, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth is a classic by Ina May Gaskin. This book covers everything from the importance of relaxation during labor to birth stories from real moms who’ve had natural births.
Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way
Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way is an original guide to an unmedicated childbirth has been fully revised for the 21st century. For women who are preparing to give birth vaginally, 90% of Bradley births happen without drugs or surgery! One certified Birth Educator will teach you how get your body ready through exercises and nutrition while also involving a partner in coaching them throughout labor as they participate fully from start-to finish – delivering decisions about their comfort level with each contraction along the way.
The Positive Birth Book: A New Approach to Pregnancy, Birth and the Early Weeks
The Positive Birth Book is a must-have for any expecting mother who wants the best possible birth. This witty and informative guide will teach you how to have an amazing time during pregnancy, labor & delivery as well as early weeks postpartum! With vital information on everything from building your own plan of action if hospitalization becomes necessary (including ideas about home births).
HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method: A Natural Approach to Safer, Easier, More Comfortable Birthing
HypnoBirthing is a positive and empowering method of childbirth. It reduces the pain, eliminates need for drugs or surgery during labor & delivery; shortens birthing time which allows better bonding with baby – all this leads into improved mental health later on as well!
Natural Hospital Birth: The Best of Both Worlds
The desire for a natural birth can often be balanced with the peace of mind that comes from having access to life-saving technology in hospitals. In Natural Hospital Birth, doula Cynthia Gabriel shows how women and their partners alike should utilize all options available.
No matter what approach you’re looking for, there’s a natural birth book out there that’s perfect for you. So do your research and choose the one that you think will best help you achieve your birth goals.
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