Borrowing the following from my midwife:
Homebirth in the Hospital: Integrating Natural Childbirth with Modern Medicine
She met authors of some of the books and it was very interesting to hear about her discussions with them. Fun, I love birth stuff! And I love that I can pop down the street and borrow these from my midwife. 🙂 I'll let you know how they are.
Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must Be Fixed to Put Women and Children First opens with two quotes and I'm already hooked:
To remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all. - Elie Wiesel, Nobel Prize Winner
You can't change the status quo by being appropriate. - Susan Sarandon
I start out reading the intros of the various books and then I have them scattered around the house and I pick one up from whichever room I'm in when the kids are distracted and playing without me. So I get these books in bits and chunks and chapters here and there, forcing my brain to keep track of four different texts at the same time. It's good mental exercise, right?