For expectant mothers and fathers. Take the time to read, and even re-read, The Thinking Woman’s Guide To a Better Birth. Also, Dr. Grantly Dick-Read’s Childbirth Without Fear is full of valuable information and insight. I was especially helped seeing The Business of Being Born, a documentary highlighting evidenced based maternity care (and how hospitals are generally failing to practice it). Also, a report (PDF), Evidence-Based Maternity Care: What it is and What It Can Achieve.
Becoming informed is a big task. But, then so is becoming a mom or a dad.