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There are so many books about birth. It's important to pick ones that support the choices you personally are interested in making. If you want a natural, unmedicated birth, you will need to read more than What to Expect When you are Expecting...
check these out...LIST

Do it Yourself, natural birth manual:
Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon

There is nothing more important than pregnancy nutrition:

Every Woman needs one of these... (inexpensive at second hand store), or read online for info...

Want to get pregnant or not get pregnant? Have a big, healthy baby? Have a healthy pregnancy and postpartum? Read on:

More great info on menstrual cycles

Essential for getting 'the mind' into labor... great for anxiety about labor, birth:
Mind Over Labor by Carl Jones

A pregnancy recovery guide about nutrients as medicine, how to self treat to recover naturally using food:
A Natural Guide to Pregnancy and Postpartum Health by Dean Raffelock, DC, Dipl Ac, CCN

The complete guide to postpartum wellness:
Natural Health after Birth, by Aviva Jill Romm

Cool video link with tons of info about breastfeeding
here's an awesome description of latch:
This is a great place for very solid advice on breastfeeding issues:

Postpartum Support Reading
There are many books...
Parenting Support Reading
Try "Parenting From Your Heart" by Inbal Kashtan - if you have toddlers and are just starting out parenting...
Or "Nonviolent Communication" by Marshall Rosenber - for improving your relationship with your love partner.
Also, "Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids" by Hart and Hodson - for families in pain and distress needing concrete solutions to try today.

You can create peace in your home and build beautiful relationships with your children and partner using nonviolent communication. (NVC)