Ina May's Guide to Childbirth is the book I think everyone who is expecting a baby should read. Period.
Yes, even more so than Birthing From Within.
It is so accessible for so many different kinds of people who are going to want and choose all kinds of different things for their births. And it is so wise.
I can't be critical about it, really. I just love it so much. Even if all people read are the birth stories (which make up the first half of the book) they will learn so much about what is possible in birth. And then, Ina May Gaskin is just a truly Wise Woman. So the second half of the book, which is Ina May explaining why birth works the way it does and what your choices within and outside of the medical establishment are likely to be, is also wonderful and mind-eye-heart opening for anyone.