People who trust Mothering magazine know that it’s a source of sound, whole child raising advice where you can find plenty of information about attachment parenting, natural child birth, and many forms of pregnancy advice. For a complete guide about birthing, taking care of yourself during pregnancy, and baby care immediately after birth, Mothering Magazine’s Having a Baby, Naturally: The Mothering Magazine Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth is a wonderful resource.
The book covers nearly every topic a new mother could find herself worrying about, from what to eat during pregnancy to the emotional and physical changes she can expect. Testing for birth defects, prematurity, and birth locations are also covered.
One of the best things about the book is that all of the advice within is presented in a suggestion form rather than a list of rules, which many experts claim to know about. The information is left for the parents to absorb and use as they see fit. It also discusses a few tips about balancing work and family life, something that every modern family needs to think about.
You can get a copy of the book from Amazon.com for as little as $2.65 used. Collectible copies may range up to $30.