Yes! Actually, the first book I ever read related to pregnancy and birth was Ina May's Spiritual Midwifery, and it's always been a favorite if mine. It has a lot of very positive birth stories. It does, however, have a "hippy" feel to it...it tells about her path to becoming a midwife, which started with her attending what were primarily unassisted births of women in their group. It does also have an informative section with much of it directed toward the midwife. It is a great book. But it's perhaps a little shocking if you're not quite ready for something so far from the mainstream. :-)
I'm a first time mom also! But haven't heard of any good labor and delivery books besides The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth and that has already been suggested. I myself am getting the What to Expect When Youre Expecting book and The First Year Book I forget the actually name lol can't wait to read them
Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon. Very good book with lots of pre-labor exercises, birthing pictures, and detailed explanations of the stages of labor/birthing process. The tips in there helped get me through a pitocin induced labor without an epi.