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The Big Book of Birth Paperback – February 27, 2007
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I highly recommend the Big Book of Birth, especially if your plan is to deliver in a hospital.
When I got pregnant the second time I knew I wanted things to go differently. I realized I needed to be much more informed. I realized that nine months of pregnancy pretty much boils down to the labor and delivery, and that that was where I needed to focus and prepare myself. With baby number one I was not prepared for the unexpected, and that is why I decided to read this book before having baby number two. If only I had known I had different options other than what my provider gave me, I could have made a couple simple choices about my care that would have made things so much better that first time around.
In this book Erica unveils the pain of child birth (she also talks about several other fears many mothers have) in a way that made me no longer fear, but rather gave me an understanding of child birth pain. Her detailed description of the entire process of labor and delivery empowered me, giving me the strength to believe that I could have that all natural childbirth I'd been dreaming of. She lets you know all the possible variables that can be encountered during the labor and delivery and what your choices are. The birth of my second child was that all natural childbirth I'd been dreaming of... I made the choices in my care, I used the tools she taught me to deal with the pain of labor and it was awesome.Read more ›
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This book was great. Full of updated information of the process of birth. Although it's more geared towards natural birth, it gives balance information on interventions that... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lisa
This book changed my entire perspective on birth. It has the perfect balance of information about natural vs medicated birth, and is very non-judgmental in its approaches. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I am so thankful for this book! It tells you exactly what to expect during labor and childbirth whether you want a natural birth, medically assisted birth, or c-section. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Lee
Informative and helpful without being "scary" like a lot of other pregnancy/birth books.Published 9 months ago by Kar2944
This book was very informative. I had a friend recommend it to me after my Dr told me I would be induced at 39 weeks due to my age (37). Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
Provides a realistic view of what happens during the labor process in a very sensitive way. Stop listening to friends and family's view of labor and just read this book. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book is very informative for a first time mom. It pretty much reinforced everything the doctors tell you and talks about all your different options for pain relief during... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Cherish
Excellent book. I was completely unprepared for how intense childbirth was the first time, so I ordered this book to get a better understanding and prepare for my second time. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Summer H.
It is very well written - with lots of information - and it's very uplifting. Lots of positive reassurances for first time mothers.Published 17 months ago by Kathryn Ann Clark