Of course I worried that the Internet was overtaking books as the source of pregnancy and labor information… but I found this gem in the Listening to Mothers Survey II that says otherwise. First-time mothers buy childbirth books and read them. Yay!
“Books were the most important source of information about pregnancy and childbirth for first-time mothers, while experienced mothers relied most on their own prior experiences. Far more mothers were exposed to childbirth through TV shows than through childbirth education classes. As they neared the end of pregnancy, most women felt confident and a majority also felt fearful about their upcoming birth.” This is from the landmark study, Listening to Mothers II.
So hopefully this will auger well for my book “Natural Hospital Birth: The Best of Both Worlds” which is out and available now! [See amazon.com, amazon.ca in canada, and nicolasbooks.com for an independent bookseller who is willing to give 15% off to birth professionals.]