recommended pregnancy books labor

As a hypnobirthing facilitator I would like to recommend these books to guide you through your pregnancy. They will give you a great source of information, answer any questions you might have and include techniques to help you make pregnancy and birth a joyous and beautiful experience. My personal favorite is The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin. This book covers every aspect of everything on what to expect during pregnancy, not only for the mother but for her partner as well, taking away any fears that might exist.

• The Pregnancy Book: Month-by-Month, Everything You Need to Know From America’s Baby Experts
Author: Martha Sears, William Sears & Linda Hughey Holt

• Pregnancy the Natural Way
Author: Zita West

• Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy: The Complete Guide to Eating Before, During, and After Your Pregnancy
Author: Elizabeth Somer

• Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth
Author: Sheila Kitzinger

• Mother’s Intention: How Belief Shapes Birth
Author: Kim Wildner

• A Good Birth, A Safe Birth: Choosing and Having the Childbirth Experience You Want
Author: Diana Korte

• Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation
Author: Pam England & Rob Horowitz

• The Birth Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birth
Author: William and Martha Sears

• Mind over Labor: A Breakthrough Guide to Giving Birth
Author: Carl Jones

• Gentle Birth Choices: A Guide to Making Informed Decisions about Birthing Centers, Birth Attendants, Water Birth, Home Birth, and Hospital Birth
Author: Barbara Harper

• The Birth Partner: Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman Through Childbirth
Author: Penny Simkin

• Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent
Author: Meredith Small

• Hypnobirthing the original method
Author: Michelle Leclaire O’Neill

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Gaia Lilian Giakalli is a Hypnotherapst and Regression therapist specializing in pregnancy and childbirth. She has studied Hypnosis for Childbirth with the American Hypnosis Association, followed by the Leclaire Hypnobirthing Method by Michelle Leclaire O'Neill. She then went on to get her degree as a Doula with Childbirth International. She is passionate about assisting women through this beautiful time.