The For Dummies series is full of reliable information on any topic you are curious about. And you can rely on these books to be clear, concise, researched and easy to understand.
If you are looking for how to plan your birth then this book outlines all the steps and gives information about all the options, not just one side like other books. It helps you think about what you want and why you will want to make those choices. Then, it gives you tips and points so you can communicate these wishes to the staff at your birth. If you also want to make your own birth plan, you can get this Birth plan template from Mumli app.
Birth Plans for Dummies covers more than just the birth. And it doesn’t read like a textbook either! It is written by two very knowledgeable women – a birth author and an R.N. From the Dummies site:
Rachel Gurevich is the author of The Doula Advantage and The FabJob Guide to Become a Doula, both considered required reading for doula training programs around the world. Sharon Perkins, RN, coauthor of Infertility For Dummies, has more than two decades of experience in maternal/child health.
Together they share all the topics you will want to think about when it comes to your birth. They explain epidurals, birthing positions, tips, what to remember, and even what to think about after the baby is born. They share information about breastfeeding, bottle feeding, and taking care of the baby in the first few days.
The reason I suggest this book as one to give at baby showers is that it offers unbiased information in plain language. I do wish it had a few more illustrations – some things are hard to visualized and easier to see. But it is still a very valuable book! It is the best $20 you will ever spend!
I received this book to review. All opinions are 100% my own.