I am 10 weeks pregnant with my first child and exploring pregnancy and birth resources and options. I was wondering if anyone has any information about different birth options as well as secular pregnancy books? My doctor gave me a book called 'A Miracle in the Making' and I'm really sick of reading resources which tell me that my baby is a gift or a miracle. Any advice, stories, or resource suggestions are appreciated.
I did natural thing... The 3 children that I have now, I gave birth to in the water in a large bath at a birthing centre. I found birthing in the water very relaxing. I had gas and air with the first, but nothing with the other 2. I found the first overwhelming, and second intense, and the 3rd intense but suprisingly easy. I had fish oil every day with the 3rd and I really think this helped my labour.
It depends on what you are after, but if you are interested in natural birthing I'm more than happy to go into it. Also I've got some great references for diet whilst pregnant and breastfeeding from a traditional nutritional perspective. You grow better babies when you eat the nutrient rich foods they thrive on.
It's all about personal taste though, and I'm sure you've had your fair share of advice, so I'll leave it to you to ask.