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Relax, I’m not pregnant again.

Many of you have asked for me to pass along some baby information, so here it is.

Books, articles, and videos about birth, babies, and being parents:

 

The Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff
Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon-Rosegg
Hypnobirthing by Marie F. Mongan
The Baby Book by William Sears

http://www.promom.org/101/

Touch and Human Sexuality by Robert W. Hatfield, Ph.D.
Parenting from the Inside Out by by Daniel Siegel

The Business of Being Born a video 

Before you get pregnant, figure out how to stay home for the first few years of his or her life.  Your baby deserves to be raised by you!

Also, some basic advice.

Use midwives, avoid the medical birth/pregnancy.

Have your baby at home, or have a doula with you at hospital.

Get educated about birth and the process your body goes through.

Eat well, exercise and relax.

Chant .

Avoid frilly baby clothes, they are not practical.

Breast feed and co-sleep, you’ll sleep better and be more relaxed.

Take pictures of your belly growing.

Listen to your intuition, avoid too much intervention.

Get a sling, but wait until the baby is born, he or she will have a preference. I went through many types before I found one that worked.  Touch is paramount, babies belong in arms, not plastic containers.

Once you start showing, ladies will try and share their sometimes scary birth stories with you. Ask them politely to wait until you have your own story to share before they go on. Expecting to be scared and in pain can increase the likeliness of fear and pain.

Relax, your baby is probably fine, obsessing will not help anyone.

But many things second hand, they grow fast!

 

If any of you have any additional advice please feel free to comment!

3 Responses

  1. Yah for babies!

  2. I have already started reading some of your suggested books! I am finding it very helpful to be educated about what’s going on and what my choices are. Your advice about staying calm and positive was so helpful too. We and our little grain of rice (that’s how big he or she is at the moment) thank you. Love and hugs!

    • I’m so glad you found a little peace in my advice. Remember to relax and stay calm and know that your body will do it’s job without you worrying about it!

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