Recommended Resources

“Nothing in life is to be feared.  It is only to be understood. “
Marie Curie

Birth is often feared, simply because it is not understood. When you become pregnant, or even prior to conception, it is very important to educate yourself, and those around you, on the process of birth.  Knowledge changes outcomes. Below are some of my favorite resources to expel the myths, encourage your belief in your own capacity and learn about birth from those who know it well and trust it.

Pregnancy and Birth for Mama's

Movies:

In the Womb National Geographic

40 Weeks

Babies

Discovery Health: The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy

Discovery: From Conception to Birth

The Face of Birth

Freedom for Birth

The Business of Being Born

Laboring Under an Illusion: Mass Media Childbirth vs. The Real Thing

Orgasmic Birth

Born in the USA

Pregnant in America

Gentle Birth Choices

It's My Body, My Baby, My Birth

Woman to Woman

Call the Midwife (TV Series)

Books:

books

 

Birthing From Within-Pam England

Pushed by Jennifer Block

The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer

Ina Mae's Guide to Childbirth

The Labor Progress Handbook

Silent Knife: Cesarean Prevention and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin

When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women

Childbirth Without Fear-Grantly Dick Reed

The Waterbirth Book- Janet Balaskas

The Natural Pregnancy Book-  Aviva Jill Romm

The Pregnancy Book- William and Martha Sears

Natural Childbirth After Cesarean: A Practical Guide

Website:

www.birthwithoutfearblog.com

www.bellybelly.com.au

www.scienceandsensibility.org

www.ican-online.org

www.birthingfromwithin.com

www.birthingnaturally.net

www.spinningbabies.com

www.evidencebasedbirth.com

www.drugwatch.com/women/pregnancy/

www.wellnessmama.com

www.avivaromm.com

Apps

Pregnancy Sprout

Baby Bump Pregnancy Pro

Pregnancy ++

Full Term

For Breastfeeding

The Ultimate Answers Breastfeeding Book Dr. Jack Newman

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

Medications and Mother's Milk  Dr. Thomas Hale

www.llli.org

www.kellymom.com

Reading for Doula's and Midiwves

Birth Matters: A Midwife’s Manifesta

Spiritual Midwifery

Monique and the Mango Rains

Baby Catcher By Peggy Vincent

Heart and Hands

Labor of Love: A Midwife's Memoir

Arms Wide Open: A Midwife's Journey

The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife's Memoir

Lady's Hands Lion's Heart

A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard

Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year

Birth Reborn: What Childbirth Should Be. Michel Odent

Into These Hands: Wisdom from Midwives