I can't believe I'm a mother! Ever since I was a little girl I've wanted a baby. So after a lot of world travel and a few great careers, I'm now on maternity leave for a year fulfilling all my house wife fantasies. What I'd under estimated though was the profound effect it would have on how I look and interact with the world now. My focuses have changed, heart has swelled, fears erupted, muscles ached and inner strength been challenged. This blog is me detailing some of the interesting topics I have encountered or wished I already knew before motherhood while attempting to retain my sanity along the way. If there is something you think I'd be interested in please let me know!

April 10, 2010

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering

With Odessa being my first pregnancy and child I have endulged in the luxury of reading a lot of parenting books. Trust me I've read many, even the ones that don't align with our style of parenting. Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering by Sarah J Buckley would have to be one of my favorites. As a GP in Brisbane she has home birthed her four children and has such a seemingly natural way to look at birth and beyond. She covers topics such as making informed choices about your pregnancy and birth, the importance of breastfeeding, benefits of co-sleeping and my favorite the wonderful stories of her own children's births. If you only have time to read one book before baby arrives I'd recommend this one.

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