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Orgasmic Childbirth? You Betcha! And Other Alternative Pregnancy Books You Just Gotta Read!

delivery_lg.jpg Can childbirth be orgasmic? I’m not sure, but a new book sure made me want to find out. Well, not me personally (I’m done!). But check out this interesting read and my other picks for alternative thoughts on pregnancy and childbirth.


Orgasmic Childbirth? You Betcha!  And
other pregnancy books you just gotta read.

When I opened the large, yellow envelope, I couldn’t beleive the words I was
seeing. Orgasmic. Birth. I thought, what kind of foolishness are reputable
publishing companies sending through the mail these days?  But as I fully
pulled out the copy of the book, the words on the cover really spoke to
me."Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying, and Pleasurable Birth


And I thought, hmmm those are words we just don’t associate with the birth
experience anymore. But why not? Why can’t birth be pleasurable and satisfying?
I mean, besides for the obvious pain factor. But we have removed all the
pleasure (orgasmic or not) from the birth experience and that may not have to
be the case. I don’t if birth can be orgasmic, but I’m darn curious to find out.

Check these out these
interesting reads for anyone with a bump that offer alternative
viewpoints to pregnancy and childbirth. They range from orgasmic to really
funny. Here are my picks:


1. "Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying and
Pleasurable Birth Experience"
(Rodale) by Elizabeth Davis and
Debra Pascali-Bonaro.  I actually read most of this book and I’m not
pregnant or considering it, but the book was really interesting, and both
practical and informative, from choosing your ideal birth location, tuning into body and mind, reducing stress levels and avoiding invasive exams and procedures. It also features moving stories from mothers who
experienced childbirth on their own terms who share their tips on how to
experience empowering and memorable births. And check out the Orgasmic Birth DVD. Learn more http://www.orgasmicbirth.com/the-book  


2. "The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth"

 More than 900 tips that 60
doctors who are also mothers use during their own pregnancies and births, 

by Rallie McAllister, M.D., MPH and Jennifer Bright Reich. I think the 900 tips
speak for themselves, but I love that these guides use real doctors who are
also real moms.  Dr. McAllister is a syndicated columnist and a mom of
three herself, but she also brings other mom doctors into the mix. The book is funny and practical and debunks myths about stretch
marks, reveals the truth about morning sickness, insight into the bottle vs.
breastfeeding debate, what to know about C-sections and how to deal with a new
baby! Who doesn’t need that?


3. "Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete
by Penny Simkin, PT; Janet Whalley, RN, IBCLC; Ann
Keppler, RN, MN; Janelle Durham, MSW, ICCE, LCCE; and April Bolding, PT, DPT,
CD, CCE is already one of the bestselling pregnancy books on the market, but
the recently redesigned version caught my attention. Here’s why: new
information on complementary-medicine approaches such as acupuncture; updated
information on interventions during childbirth, new advice on informed decision
making,  one of the hottest topics in maternity care
today; plus much more. It has more pictures and is much more reader friendly.
The good folks who wrote this book also launched a new accompanying website, www.PCNGuide.com, where
readers can find more info and helpful forms and worksheets.


4. "The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancy"
(Amistad/HarperCollins). Of course, no reading list would be complete without
including my book, written especially for African American women.Yes I’m
biased, but I receive hundreds of emails from readers who love the
information, personal stories, humor and wit and most importantly the
culturally unique advice that black women need to have healthy pregnancies.
This is the pregnancy bible for any African American woman. Filled with
practical advice, fact vs. fiction tips, medical advice and personal stories,
the book is a great read and a must-have for any woman of color who is



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