Books, Sites, and More

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Pregnancy and Birth

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions -by- Penny Simkin

Natural Hospital Birth: The Best of Both Worlds -by- Cynthia Gabriel

The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier and Healthier Birth -by- Klaus, Kennell & Klaus

Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: the Complete Guide -by- Simkin, Whalley, Keppler, Durham & Bolding

The Simple Guide to Having a Baby: A Step-by-Step Illustrated Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth -by- Whalley, Simkin & Keppler

An Easier Childbirth: A Mother’s Guide for Birthing Normally -by- Gayle Peterson

Optimal Care in Childbirth: The Case for a Physiologic Approach -by- Goer & Romano

The New Pregnancy and Childbirth: Choices and Challenges -by- Sheila Kitzinger


Taking Charge of Your Fertility -by- Toni Weschler


Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers -by- Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC, FAPA

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding -by- West & Pitman

The Nursing Mother’s Companion -by- Kathleen Huggins



Birth Without Fear – a wonderful blog featuring a massive collection of birth stories

Taking Charge of Your Fertility – information on fertility as well as charting tools and community

Plus Size Birth – support, resources, and information

Spinning Babies – easier childbirth with fetal positioning

Childbirth Connection – everything pregnancy and birth related

Evidence Based Birth – a balanced look at the risks and benefits of all aspects of pregnancy and birth

The Cochrane Review – a world wide, respected group that works to look at all of the available data on a medical subject, scrutinize the techniques used to produce it, and give us and the medical world a summary of the findings.

Vbac Facts – another site offering a balanced look at medical evidence with the focus being vaginal birth after cesarean

Kelly Mom – a trusted and respected breastfeeding site



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