Let’s face it, this is an exciting time! Lots of new things to learn, lots to explore! One of the first things new parents do, sometimes even before they’re
actually pregnant, is hit the shelves and begin reading everything they can get their hands on about babies and pregnancy. We all want to know __everything__ about this special time, be informed consumers, learn it all so we can be the best parents we can be.
Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s stop for a minute and think about the types of things we are reading to prepare ourselves. There is plenty of information out there that is just plain scary. Considering that 95% to 98% of pregancies are perfectly normal when not meddled with, why should we all be filling our minds with thoughts and images, even the mere idea, of complications that are rare in even the other 3% to 5%?
Words and thoughts are powerful and profoundly affect our every day experiences and beliefs. Equally significant is the harm that is created by the negative energy of the confusing, harsh, and frightening words of conventional birthing. The words we read set off a chain of feelings, beliefs, and reactions that can be uplifting, encouraging and supportive– or totally debilitating.
Here are a few titles to start invoking the law of harmonious attraction:
HypnoBirthing: A natural approach to a safe,
easier, more comfortable birthing
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth
Hey! Who’s Having This Baby Anyway?
Childbirth without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
So That’s What They’re For!
Sharing Birth: A Father’s Guide to Giving Support During Labor.
The Secret Life of the Unborn Child
Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife
Home Birth: A Practical Guide
It’s Conceivable: Hypnosis for Fertility
Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding by Ina May Gaskin
Calm Birth: New Method for Conscious Childbirth
DVDs & CDs:
What Babies Want DVD ~ Noah Wyle, Joseph Chilton Pearce
Birth As We Know It
Birth Day DVD ~ Naoli Vinaver Lopez
UltraSound – Music for the Unborn Child ~ Johann Sebastian Bach
Orgasmic Birth DVD ~ 11 Mothers
Pilates During Pregnancy, Vol. 1 DVD ~ Niece Pecenka
Breastfeeding: How-To DVD ~ Real Families
Comfort Zone ~ Steven Halpern