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The One Book You Need To Read About Pregnancy, Birth, and Your New Baby.

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.

Birthing Options in WA

By Jacqueline O’Neill

Where did you give birth? Did you know all your options? Did you feel like you chose the best place for you? Did you even know you had options, or did you think going to hospital was the only choice you had?

I wasn’t aware of the different choices I had when we were trying to conceive our first, and automatically thought having maternity as part of our “Private Health Insurance” would be the best option for us.

What I wasn’t aware of was that even though we were paying a monthly payment for “Private Health Insurance” once I did get pregnant and choose an OB, we would still have a lot of out of pocket expenses. Appointments, scans, the OB maintenance fee (anywhere from $1500 to $3500).

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My name is Vicki Hobbs and I am a mother of two amazing girls, who due to their age gap have helped me to adapt and become more patient and resilient through life changes, while improving myself on many levels to become who I am today.