by Tina Kokott
Many women, myself included, start educating themselves about pregnancy and childbirth when they are already pregnant. High school sex education is usually of little help when it comes to the multitude of decisions new parents have to make. Not knowing where to start, I crammed as many books into those nine months trying to get as much information as I could. ‘Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering’ is the one book I wish I read. It is evidence-based, easy to read, authentic, and factual. You will learn what our current birth culture is like, how that affects you and your baby, and what your choices are. No matter what kind of birth you are planning for, what care provider you are choosing, and if this is your first or fifth baby, this is the book you want to read. If you can, do so before you conceive.