Friday, November 11, 2011

The Story of Jean

In preparation for childbirth, I am studying a 1950 edition of "Understanding Natural Childbirth: A Book for the Expectant Mother" by Herbert Thoms, MD, photos by David Linton. I bought it at the Goodwill for $3.99. It was previously owned by Joan Paglin of Berkley, CA, and previous to Joan, M.C. Bennett, M.D. I will be adding my name to the inside front cover.

The book follows the story of Jean, as she prepares for childbirth in some of her everyday activities. Here are some of her exercises. I am trying to follow suit.

I think all moms-to-be could learn a thing or two from these great tips. More from Jean soon...her birth story is one of the most exciting I have read!

1 comment:

Pink Ronnie said...

For my first pregnancy, I read a book called 'Natural and Active Childbirth' which had similar positions and exercises like these. It felt very good doing those exercises, I have to say. Hope you're cherishing every moment of this precious time!
Ronnie xo
p.s. Came across your blog from sweetfineday.