The Positive Birth Book: Books To Read During Your Pregnancy
Pregnancy and parenting books prepare you for your journey, especially for new mums. We review the Positive Birth Book by Milli Hill and more
Pregnancy is an overwhelming period that requires a lot of guidance, especially for couples who are on their way to being parents for the first time. There's simply a lot you have to deal with emotionally and physically, ranging from fear, anxiety, and self-esteem issues to self-care, diet, delivery, care giving, and motherhood in general. The Positive Birth Book by Milli Hill is a popular book designed for that. No wonder it's so popular among mums who praise it for its simplicity.
In this article, we carefully selected some books that provide clear guidance on how to go through pregnancy.
Birth Book: 6 Helpful Books To Read During Pregnancy
When it comes to self-help books, not everyone can read through hundreds of pages containing plain instructions without getting bored. So we selected books that are simple and helpful, informative and entertaining at the same time. No one wants to feel like they are reading a dictionary. With this in mind, here are are our picks:
- The Positive Birth Book by Milli Hill
This book is full of vital information on everything from building the ultimate birth plan, to your choices and rights in the birth room. The Positive Birth Book shows you how to have the best possible birth, regardless of whether you plan to have your baby in hospital, in the birth centre, at home or by elective cesarean. The voices of real women who tell you the truth about what giving birth really feels like will inspire you.
- Guide to Childbirth by Ina May
Written by a world-renowned midwife, Guide to Childbirth features birth stories recounted by women who gave birth at the Farm founded by Ina May Gaskin and her husband founded in 1971. These birth stories will provide you with a clear picture of what childbirth feels like. The book also contains useful information about the physiological process of birth, how to reduce pain in childbirth, and how to increase your chances of having an unmedicated birth.
- The Unmumsy Mum A-Z by Sarah Turner
Sarah Turner, also known as The Unmumsy Mum, is known online for her frank, funny and heartwarming tales of motherhood. In Unmumsy Mum, she presents honest and entertaining stories that are fun to read, touching issues like baby brain, emotions, fussy eating and mental health.
- Birthing from Within by Pam England and Rob Horowitz
Birthing from Within is mostly about the emotional aspect of childbirth for those who are nervous about it. It contains useful activities and exercises, many of them artistic in nature, such as drawing or journaling. This wonderful book is for any pregnant woman looking to connect with her emotions and work through her fears.
- Mindful Birthing by Nancy Bardacke
Mindful Birthing looks at how you can apply mindful techniques to pregnancy and labour. This book provides you with practical tools for mindfulness including daily meditation. You'll find techniques to reduce pain, stress, and anxiety during pregnancy and delivery. Overall, the book will help prepare your mind for pregnancy and delivery.
- The Freelance Mum by Annie Ridout
One of the issues that come with childbirth is figuring out how to balance caregiving with your job. Annie Ridout takes this issue on in Freelance Mum, a nine-chapter book that explores finance, career, and childcare.
Every information you get on pregnancy prepares you more. Even though the final decision rests with you, you can know about other people's thoughts on their own parenting journey. These books provide you with necessary information and real stories from those who have been there before.
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