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.