Natural Birth & Parenting

Mrs.Andrews
What books do you recommend?
May 6, 2013 at 9:31 PM

I'm trying to expand my recommended reading list for my doula website. What books do you like for pregnancy, labor, breast feeding, etc?

Replies

  • SadieJames
    May 7, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    So that's what's they're for by Janet Tamaro, The Womanly Art of breastfeeding.

    also I would add babywearing books.

    also (x2) I would recommend adding NOT to read babywise etc.

  • Mrs.Andrews
    May 7, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    Great suggestions.

    Why not read babywise? Just curious. I've never read them. I think my cousin has though.

    Quoting SadieJames:

    So that's what's they're for by Janet Tamaro, The Womanly Art of breastfeeding.

    also I would add babywearing books.

    also (x2) I would recommend adding NOT to read babywise etc.


  • SadieJames
    May 7, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    They're HORRIBLE! They advocate putting baby on a schedule - basically making the baby wait to eat, sleep etc.  they have been directly linked to baby's FTT.  It's the only book the AAP actually came out and said dont do this! 

    Quoting Mrs.Andrews:

    Great suggestions.

    Why not read babywise? Just curious. I've never read them. I think my cousin has though.

    Quoting SadieJames:

    So that's what's they're for by Janet Tamaro, The Womanly Art of breastfeeding.

    also I would add babywearing books.

    also (x2) I would recommend adding NOT to read babywise etc.



  • Mrs.Salz
    May 7, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    Personal favorites that have a lot of accessible information - Birthing From Within, Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth, Husband Coached Childbirth, any of Ina May Gaskin's books, Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, Pushed, Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year by Susun Weed.

    Haven't read them yet but I hear great recommendations for Active Birth by Janet Balaskas and Sheila Kitzinger's books.

Natural Birth & Parenting

Active Posts in All Groups
More Active Posts
Featured Posts in All Groups
More Featured Posts
close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN