Books

Appendix H of Caesarean Birth: A positive approach to preparation and birth contains pages and pages of additional resources covering everything from …B for Birth partners to V for Vaginal birth plans.

Caesarean Birth: A positive approach to preparation and birth offers a detailed look at all aspects of caesarean birth:

  • Why prepare for a caesarean birth
  • How to make the most of a caesarean birth, should you have one
  • How to avoid a caesarean, if possible
  • How to improve your recovery
  • What a caesarean birth is and why it might be necessary
  • The benefits and risks of vaginal versus caesarean birth
  • The implications of caesareans on future births

Caesarean Recovery by C. Gallagher-Mundy (2006) ISBN: 978-1904760429. A book full of detailed exercise plans, diet and lifting guidance.

Choosing Cesarean, A Natural Birth Plan by Magnus Murphy MD and Pauline McDonagh Hull (2012) ISBN:978-1616145118. A thorough look at caesarean birth as a legitimate birth choice.

Fatherhood by M. Berkmann Vermillion (2005), ISBN-13: 978-0091900632. A very detailed and humorous look at pregnancy, birth and fatherhood.

The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy by V. Iovine, Pocket Books (1995), ISBN-13: 978-0671524319. A realistic look at pregnancy and childbirth. Refreshingly honest about how you may feel and what you may experience physically and emotionally.

The Incredible Years by C. Webster-Stratton, The Incredible Years (2006), ISBN-13: 978-1892222046. A troubleshooting guide to raising children.

Misconceptions by Naomi Wolf, Chatto & Windas (2001) ISBN-13: 978-0385493024. A fascinating and informative analysis of what it means to be pregnant in the modern day. Well worth a read before, during and after your pregnancy for an enlightened perspective on your situation.

One sock, three shoes and no hairbrush by R. Abrams, Cassell Illustrated (2001), ISBN-13: 978-0304354290. An excellent, realistic look at having a second child.

Secrets of the baby whisperer Tracey Hogg Ballatine Books (2005) ISBN: 13: 9780345479099 A lovely, sympathetic book that helps you approach the early days of parenthood positively.

Three In a Bed: The benefits of sleeping with your baby by D. Jackson, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2003), ISBN-13: 978-0747565758 A perspective on bed-sharing.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting by A. Eisenberg, H. Murkoff, S. Hathaway, Simon & Schuster Ltd. (2002), ISBN-13: 978-1847373755. A weighty tome with information on pretty much everything you can think of.

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