Home birth books?

(6 Posts)
justhayley Mon 03-Mar-14 21:56:46

Hiya can anyone recommend a home birthing book?

Thank you
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dyslexicdespot Tue 04-Mar-14 13:23:59

I had a really positive birth experience in part because of these excellent books. Of course, having an amazing DH who acted as midwife during our DS unplanned home-birth was very important as well!
Good luck.

www.amazon.co.uk/Spiritual-Midwifery-Ina-May-Gaskin/dp/1570671044/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1393939231&sr=1-3&keywords=ina+may+gaskin

www.amazon.co.uk/Ina-Mays-Guide-Childbirth-Gaskin/dp/0091924154/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1393939231&sr=1-1&keywords=ina+may+gaskin

Misty9 Tue 04-Mar-14 19:55:33

I read a book called 'stand and deliver' which was really good. Don't think it was specifically about homebirth, but it definitely featured.

spammytrollface Tue 04-Mar-14 19:59:45

home birth by nicky wesson is also brilliant. For anyone not just people planning an HB.

LeslieKnope Tue 04-Mar-14 20:06:17

YY to Ina May and Nicky Wesson.

Both were hugely influential in my HB with DD1 and I'm going to reread them soon before I give birth to DC2 in July!

I also recommend watching Ricki Lake's The Business of Being Born. Watching it was the moment I decided for definite not to have my baby in a hospital.

justhayley Tue 04-Mar-14 21:46:36

Thanks everyone smile
I havnt decided on a home birth or not yet, but considering it so wanted a read to help me make up my mind.
My labour with DS was pretty quick & due to my home situation (DP in the army living 2 hours away & family all 1 hour with no other real childcare for DS) Midwife has told me to possibly consider a home birth & if the pregnancy continues to go well to have a home birth team set up just encase I have another quick one and need to push before anyone can reach me.

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