Suggested Readings

Pregnancy and Childbirth:

  1. Armstrong, Penny and Feldman, Sheryl, A Midwife’s Story, Ballantine Books, 1986.
  2. Balaskas, Janet, Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally, Harvard Common Press, 2000.
  3. Eisenstein, Mayer, The Home Birth Advantage, CMI Press, 2000.
  4. England, Pam and Horowitz, Rob, Birthing From Within, Partera Press, 1998.
  5. Gaskin, Ina May, Spiritual Midwifery, The Book Publishing Company, 1990.
  6. Gaskin, Ina May, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, Bantam Dell, 2003.
  7. Kitzinger, Sheila, The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc, 1989.
  8. Kitzinger, Sheila, Homebirth, Dorling Kindersley Inc., 1991.
  9. Kitzinger, Sheila, Rediscovering Birth, Pocket Books, Inc., 2000.
  10. Logan, Onnie Lee, Motherwit – An Alabama Midwife’s Story, Penguin Books USA, Inc., 1991.
  11. Odent, Michel, Birth Reborn, Birth Works Press, 1994.
  12. Sears, William A., and Sears, Martha, The Birth Book, Little Brown & Co., 1994.
  13. Sears, William A., and Sears, Martha, The Pregnancy Book, 1997.
  14. Taylor, Catherine, Giving Birth, Berkley Publishing Group, 2002.

For Children:

  1. Cole, Joanna, How You Were Born.
  2. Fatwell, Cathryn, We Have a Baby.
  3. Fraisier, Debra, On the Day You Were Born.
  4. Lansky, Vickie, New Baby at Cocoa Bear’s House.
  5. Kitzinger, Sheila, Being Born
  6. Lansky, Vickie, Welcoming Your Baby.
  7. Nilsson, Lennart, A Child is Born.
  8. Overend, Jenny, Welcome With Love.
  9. Sears, William, What to Do or Expect When Baby Comes.
  10. Sears, William, What to Expect When Mommy’s Expecting.
  11. Sears, William, and Sears, Martha, What Baby Needs
  12. Sears, William, and Sears, Martha, Baby on the Way

For Fathers:

  1. Heinowitz, Jack, Fathering: Right from the Start, New World Library, 2001.
  2. Simkin, Penny, The Birth Partner, Harvard Common Press, 2001.

Breastfeeding/Baby Care:

  1. Gotsch, Gwen, and Torgus, Judy (La Leche League), The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, 1997.
  2. Huggins, Kathleen, The Nursing Mother’s Companion, 1999.
  3. Kitzinger, Sheila, Breastfeeding Your Baby, 1998.
  4. Sears, William A., and Sears, Martha, Baby Book, 1993.
  5. Sears, William A., and Sears, Martha, The Breastfeeding Book, 2000.

Women’s Health:

  1. Northrup, Christiane, M.D., Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, Bantam Books, 2000.
  2. Northrup, Christiane, M.D., The Wisdom of Menopause, Bantam Books, 2001.

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