HELP! Natural Birth/Pregnancy Rule Book?
I just want to know how I learn everything you guys know, well the basics of it. I'm looking for that perfect book that touches on everything. I wasn't able to get a midwife because of $$$ issues with dh losing his old job and his new job not paying near what his old job did. So we had to find an ob - she's really nice and seems to be open to what I want but I don't even know what I want.
Things like not getting vaginal exams, delaying cord clamp and stuff like that I had never heard of before joining this group. I know there have to be TONS of other things that I want to look into and know before I just agree to something that oops - I shouldn't be doing. I'm almost 30 weeks so I have to go to my dr every other week, the last month or 2 we go to once a week. She just checks my weigh, blood pressure and listens to baby's heartbeat. I'm fine with that because I like knowing he's doing good, everyone tells me I'm so tiny and such a small tummy that she encourages me knowing that he's healthy and growing just fine.
So - sorry about the length but if there was only 1 book you would recommend for someone who wanted a midwife but couldn't afford it and wants to stay natural what book would that be? Also - any tips you would like to just talk about here that you know newer moms usually don't know that'd be appreciated.