The 2nd edition of The Unassisted Baby is finally available. The book is still trying to achieve the same goals as its predecessor: teaching mothers-to-be about having an unassisted pregnancy and childbirth.
The new edition has additional sections on the following topics:

  • How to perform a newborn exam
  • How to get a birth certificate
  • The newborn breast crawl
  • Meconium in the amniotic fluid
  • Umbilical cord prolapse
  • Why you shouldn’t use a suction bulb on your newborn

The section on post-term pregnancy has moved from being an appendix to being an actual part of the book to make it more visible to women with due-date anxiety.
The 2nd edition still has everything else the 1st edition had, but with minor tweaks along the way. I’ve edited the book a few more times, so there should be fewer mistakes (grammar, spelling, and otherwise). No, that doesn’t mean the book is perfect (it’s far from it). But it’s good enough for now.
If you’ve already read everything there is to know about unassisted childbirth, then it’s unlikely this book will teach you anything new. Nevertheless, it’s a good practical guide to women who need some help planning their unassisted birth.