Are you pregnant? That’s great! It’s such an exciting and wonderful time.
And if you are like most moms-to-be, you have probably started your reading list.
If you are a naturally minded mama, you might be looking for books on pregnancy, natural birth and parenting. It’s understandable. You want to be prepared!
The good news is, there are loads of books for naturally minded pregnant moms. Here are our top six picks. Read on!
Ina May’s Guide for Natural Childbirth
This is basically the bible of naturally minded birthing mamas everywhere. It has inspired mothers and midwives alike and is required reading for all naturally minded moms (and dads!).
It’s inspiring and down to earth.
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
If you are planning to nurse your baby, grab this book and start reading. It’s a great resource and contains invaluable information for moms-to-be.
Birthing From Within
This is written by a midwife and can really help you prepare for a natural childbirth. It has physical and emotional exercises to help you and your partner prepare. If you have fears, this book can help!
This book talks about modern childbirth and talks about interventions and procedures you might encounter if you give birth at a hospital. It explains them and can help you with understanding.
Many women swear by hypnobirthing as a great way to avoid pain meds during childbirth. If you are considering it, this is a great read (although a class is always a great idea too!).
Happiest Baby on the Block
This old favorite can help you with the first few months of parenting, and Dr. Sears is famous for his stance on natural parenting. Read it before baby comes and you’ll be ready!
We love and support natural birth!