(Don't you love the picture of the lady sitting all calm at the hospital in a nice dress? I gave birth a little over a week ago and did NOT look that calm and collected, I guarantee you.)
While pregnant, I read On Becoming Babywise on recommendation from many family and friends and loved it- it made such sense to me! I noticed on Amazon.com that the book is part of a whole series, including one on giving birth. I'm a brand-new mom, so I had zero experience giving birth and was looking for advice.
Unfortunately, this book wasn't quite as advice-ful as I'd hoped. I thought that it would be about giving birth. Like, the actual 5-10 hours that you spent in the hospital before bringing home a baby. This book, however, starts waaaaay back at conception. I read it during my third trimester; I was already way ahead of the book when I picked it up.
There is a little bit about the actual process of giving birth, but it's kind of shallow. There are plenty of other books out there that give more info.
Not a terrible book; I still read it through... it just wasn't what I'd hoped for.
*I own my copy of On Becoming Birthwise.