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: Midwife Magazine: Pregnancy & Birth Books and Videos