My best friend is pregnant. It was this big secret for a while, but she’s been outed on Facebook so I’m finally allowed to squeal with joy at the top of my lungs. She’s the lovely lady who accompanied in my birth experience for my youngest, but she’s also bee my best friend since 2004. I’m diffidently excited because she’s probably the best person ever. I think Arianna would make a wonderful mother! She’s so good with kids, and she’s the most honest and real gal I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet.
Unfortunately, I can’t attend the birth. I’m so sad! It’s an impossible task no matter how I have it planned. Knowing my luck, her baby would be too stubborn to show up if I tried to set aside a block amount of time for him or her to be born anyway. But that doesn’t mean I can’t help her along from three states away. In order to help answer some of her questions, I sent her a copy of Natural Birth Stories as part of a care package the other day.
If you’ve never experienced childbirth before it can all be quite intimidating. No matter what you do you will never feel completely ready or knowledgeable. I believe how you handle yourself in the moment is directly related to how much you read about normal. healthy deliveries of babies. Natural childbirth does not have to be this huge, painful, negative memory. Whether you prefer to birth in a hospital with a doctor or at home with a midwife, this book is filled with wonderful and empowering stories to boost confidence.
In Natural Birth Stories you have powerful tales from all walks of life. Some women grow up knowing that their children will be born at home, some women accidentally go unassisted, and some women have the support of an amazing staff to accomplish natural birth in the hospital. Every story winds up with a happy and healthy mama and baby in the end. Each woman took control of her birth and believed in her body.
This book also includes several informational chapters dealing with choosing a supportive provider, to birth plans, to preparing you for unexpected situations. It is a collective effort including my own home birth experience (chapter 26!) and the wisdom of several other mothers.
Buy Natural Birth Stories:
You can get the book directly from Amazon.com in either paperback or eBook format.
Win a digital copy of Natural Birth Stories:
Shannon is giving one lucky winner a digital copy of Natural Birth stories for free. This giveaway is open worldwide and ends at 11:59 pm EST on December 17, 2013. To enter, simply fill out the entries using the Giveaway Tools form below.
A winner has been chosen and the prize has been claimed! Congrats Allie!
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