The Week in Books, No. 23

When Josh saw me reading The Birth Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birth by Dr. Sears, he asked, “Um, haven’t you already done this twice before?” Why yes! As a matter of fact I have! But it’s always good to remind myself of the basics and take note of things I could do better/differently this time around.

Sears’ book is one of my favorites in the genre, because as a physician he doesn’t take an anti-medicine stance, but his wife (who co-authored the book and is a nurse) had traditional hospital births and home births with midwives, so they have a personal perspective on the different options available. I think the book is helpful and fairly balanced, and I’d recommend it to you if you’re expecting.

I have too many other books going at once right now, but I plan to push through and actually finish a few of them soon. We’re having a garage sale tomorrow (of course rain is in the forecast, and I’ll probably only make $8.43 total, but it’s worth a try!) so maybe I’ll get a chance to read while I sit around waiting for intrepid bargain hunters to come purchase my CVS stockpile and household flotsam and jetsam.

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