The last couple of weeks I’ve been looking over the new book “Unbound Birth: How to Have a Natural Birth in the Hospital”, recently released by Jenny Yarbrough. I sure wish I would have had a resource like this back when I had my first.
I knew nothing of birthing and definitely did not have the “crunchy” mama friends I have now. I only knew the very basics about the process and knew I wanted to try for a natural birth. But like most women, was very apprehensive about the whole thing and wanted to keep and “open mind” in case I “needed” medication, and epidural, or a c-section.
“Many women have very clear ideas about what their birth experiences will be like but many don’t know that they have choices when giving birth in the hospital. Natural birth is not just for home birthers.” – Unbound Birth
Both of my children were born in the hospital, the first I never even had homebirth as a passing thought. The second I looked into it, but it just wasn’t feasible financially. At all. So whether you’re a hospital gal all the way, unsure of birthing at home, or are ‘stuck’ using the hospital due to finances, this book will help prepare you for birthing within the hospital.
This book covers great topics like:
- Natural Birth Is For Everyone
- Natural Birth Is Not Scary!
- Natural Birth Is Empowering
- What is a Doula and Why Would I Want One? (check out our resource page for Grand Rapids area doulas!)
- How to Help Yourself Trough the Pain of Labor
- Why the Baby’s Position Is So Important
- Birth Plans
- The Importance of a Healthy Diet
- Don’t Forget to Exercise!
Jenny Yarbrough is a trained childbirth educator with a degree in social work whose passion for guiding women to pursue the birth that they desire started with her first pregnancy. Through her own natural hospital birth experiences and years of empowering, educating, and encouraging women, Yarbrough combines her wealth of personal and professional experience in her first book, Unbound Birth: How to Have a Natural Birth in the Hospital. (also available on Kindle)
“The more I talked to women the more I was astounded by what their doctors did not tell them about interventions and the possible risks that go along with them,” shares Yarbrough. “I was also surprised at how few women knew that you could have a natural birth in the hospital. Everyone thinks that a home birth is the only option, but it’s not. I’ve read that thousands of women would like to have a natural hospital birth, but only a fraction actually do. I want to help change that.” – Jenny
You can buy a PDF copy right from the Unbound Birth website or from Amazon for a Kindle (or kindle app for iPhone, iPad, or PC) for only $4.99. And you can also read a sample of the book on the Unbound Birth site as well!
Jenny is also graciously offering one copy of her book to our readers here at Grand Rapids Natural Living!
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Giveaway ends Saturday, February 11 at 11:59PM (midnight)
Giveaway Fine Print
1) giveaway item will be one copy of the Unbound Birth ebook, sent via email as a PDF document. 2)Entrants must be over 18 and have a US mailing address. 3) Giveaway to run from 02/06/2012 to 02/11/2012 at 11:59PM. 4) Entries will be considered when left as a comment, valid e-mail address required, maximum 4 entries per person when using the extra entires. 5) Winner will be chosen via random number. 6) Duplicate entries will be deleted if found, contest will be extended is site issues come up. 7 ) giveaway sponsored by Unbound Birth 8) No purchase necessary to win. 9) Prize not redeemable for cash. 10)Parent company Naturally Knocked Up, LLC is not liable for any injury or damage to persons and/or things as a result of the acceptance of the prize offered.
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