Great Book, Bad Naked!
by happy1bath on September 8, 2008What I like: The first half is all happy birth stories! Some of the last half tells how your body is made to have a baby, and things no one ever tells you about how it works. My cousin/hospital labor and delivery nurse/doula wrote in my book: "This book helped me love my pregnant body even more!" If these women can have babies in a cabin in the woods, a hospital should be no problem! It made me thank God for the good job he did designing women's amazing bodies, except I don't want to see everybody's, which brings me to...
What I don't: Bad Naked photos! Unshaven Armpits Naked! Actually, it's more surprising than bad, so now you are warned. Some of the birth stories are way out there since most are written by commune-dwelling earth mamas (but still happy and positive). Some of the last half is anti-medical-establishment mumbo-jumbo, but most is really good and all worth a read for a different perspective. The GBS section is out of date (the book is 2000 but there was a huge GBS study in 2002).
Overall: Wonderful book, I have read it over and over again, on my last pregnancy I wouldn't read it till the end of the 3rd trimester for fear it would make me go into labor! Seriously though, it is so encouraging to hear happy birth stories while pregnant! I have bought this book over and over but keep giving it away.
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