Thursday, June 04, 2009

Reading

Adventures in Natural Childbirth ed. Janet Schwegel

So far it's quite good. I love reading all the various birth stories. I'm amazed that every one of the women was terrified of labor before they began their journeys toward having a natural childbirth, and most of them continued to hold on to that fear until after the baby was born. Maybe I'm crazy, but labor and delivery don't scare me in the least (all you moms out there, stop rolling your eyes). I've had the baby bug for more than five years, and this book makes me want to be pregnant even more. I will be reading more on the subject for sure because it is just so fascinating.

4 comments:

BerryBird said...

It does sound like an interesting book. So many books...

Electronic Goose said...

You shouldn't be scared of labor. The fear is what causes the pain.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I agree that you should not be afraid--and you should be realistic--it's a lot of work and there is some pain and there can be complications. Knowing that, I opted for natural childbirth for both my live births and the two happiest moments of my life were when I held those two babies in my arms immediately after they were born.

PS. I named you for a blog award on Detroit Daily.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

PPS sorry Ia ms o far behind. WAHN!