So, we use Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn as one of the main books studying to be a childbirth educator for ICEA.
It’s probably the only book you’ll need during your pregnancy – it covers it all. Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth & Spiritual Midwifery are also great, but PCN really covers it all – and doesn’t go too deep like other books such as Labor Progress Handbook, which is geared more towards those in the birth field.
Anyways, the best part is – all of the important parts are FREE on PCNGuide.com.
On the main page, scroll to the bottom and you’ll find the 2010 and 2016 edition w PDFs combined. I downloaded the 2016 version since it’s most current; you can find it here. 126 pages of awesome info and you don’t really need to read anything else (if you just want to read one book during your pregnancy).
Only negative is there’s no page numbers, so if your printer is like mine, it can get a bit messy. I’ll star page numbers for pages I think are especially helpful 🙂 Some pages you can use as a pregnancy journal.
You can select single pages that interest you and print those