Labor and Birth


  • Birthing Books/Programs
    • Hypnobirthing
      • Hypnobirthing by Marie F. Mongan
      • Hypnobirthing, also called the Mongan Method, has birthing classes on having a comfortable, natural birth. 
      • Do not think that by "hypno" they are talking about the kind of hypnosis seen in magic shows! It really is just deep, deep relaxation and meditation.
    • HypnoBabies
      • Classes and a home-study course are options to learn how to have a comfortable, natural birth. HypnoBabies and Hypnobirthing are similar, but not the same! (For starters, you can get the Hypnobirthing book for cheap, but if you want to read any books on HypnoBabies, you have to get the home study course which is $150 or so).
    • Orgasmic Birth
      • 2008 documentary, "Orgasmic Birth"
      • Book inspired by the documentary: Orgasmic Birth by Elizabeth Davis and Debra Pascali-Bonaro
      • Not really on how to reach orgasm during birth - I'm not a huge fan of the title for this reason - it's really on having a natural birth, and how to make it a comfortable, joyous and possibly even pleasurable birthing experience.
    • Lamaze
      • The Official Lamaze Guide: Giving Birth with Confidence by Judith Lothian and Charlotte DeVries
      •  The Lamaze site also has some great articles and resources.
    • Planning Your Pregnancy and Birth by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

  • Recovery

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