Recommended Reading

RECOMMENDED READING

CHILDBIRTH:
Special Delivery by Rahima Baldwin
The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger
Any book by Sheila Kitzinger is worth reading.
Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn, The Complete Guide by Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley & Ann Keppler
Gentle Birth Choices: A Guide to Making Informed Decisions About Birthing Centers, Birth Attendants, Waterbirth,
Home Births, and Hospital Births by Barbara Harper
A Good Birth, A Safe Birth by Diana Korte & Roberta Scaer
An Easier Birth: A Mother’s Guide for birthing Normally by Gayle Peterson
A Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer
Obstetric Myths VS Research Realities by Henci Goer
Birthing From Within by Pam England & Rob Horowitz
Spititual Midwifery (the old classic) by Ina May Gaskin
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
Silent Knife, Cesarean Prevention & Vaginal Birth After Cesarean by Nancy Wainer Cohen & Lois Estner
IImmaculate Deception by Suzanne Arms
Other great authors include:
Frederick LeBoyer
Michel Odent
With a Christian influence:
The Naturally Healthy Pregnancy by Shonda Parker
The Ministry of Midwifery by Patti Barnes

FOR THE BIRTH PARTNER:
The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin
The Doula Book by Klaus, Kennell, and Klaus
The Expectant Father, Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be by Armin Brott & Jennifer Ash

BREASTFEEDING:
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International
The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins
Breastfeeding, A Parent’s Guide by Amy Spangler

MISCARRIAGE:
Coping with Micarriage by Mimi Luebbermann
I Can’t Find A Heartbeat by Melissa Sexson Hanson

IMMUNIZATIONS AND PARENTING:
What Your Doctor May not tell you about Children’s Vaccinations by Stephanie Cave, with Deborah Mitchell
Natural Healthcare for Your Child by Austin, Thrash & Thrash
How to Raise a Healthy Child… in Spite of Your Doctor by Robert Mendelsohn
Happiness Homemade by Ellen White
The Baby Book by Sears & Sears
The Fussy Baby by Sears
Keys To Becoming A Father by Sears
The discipline Book by Sears & Sears
any books by William and Martha Sears
Your Child’s Self Esteem by Dorothy Corkille Briggs
Dare to discipline by James Dobson
Love and Logic by William Fay
Growing A Girl by Barbara Mackoff

PARENTING OLDER CHILDREN:
Reving Ophelia, Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher
The Shelter of Each Other, Rebuilding Our Families by Mary Pipher
Love & Logic by William Fay

HEALTH:
Natural Remedies by Austin, Thrash & Thrash
More Natural Remedies by Austin, Thrash & Thrash
The Ministry of Healing by Ellen White

HERBS:
Wise Woman Herbal For the Childbearing Year by Susun Weed
Herbal Healing for Women by Rosemary Gladstar
Herbal Medicine by Diane Buchman

MIDWIFERY:
Heart & Hands by Elizabeth Davis
The Ministry of Midwifery by Patti Barnes
Where Women Have No Doctor, a health guide for women by The Hesperian Foundation
These books are available for my clients in my lending library.
This list is not complete, send me your suggestions!

Publications

Mothering Magazine:

http://www.mothering.com/

Midwife Magazine:

http://www.midwiferytoday.com/

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