Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley, Ann Keppler, Janelle Durham, and April Bolding
The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer
The Complete Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth – Ina May Gaskin
The Natural Pregnancy Book by Aviva Romm
Birthing from Within — Pam England
Ancient Map for Modern Birth — Pam England
Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy by Genevieve Howland
Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year by Susun Weed
The Birth Partner – Penny Simkin
Natural Hospital Birth: The Best of Both Worlds by Cynthia Gabriel
Active Birth – Janet Balaskas
Spiritual Midwifery – Ina May Gaskin
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding – La Leche League International
The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins
Natural Health After Birth – Aviva Romm
The Fourth Trimester — Kimberly Ann Johnson
Did you know that you can do prenatal exercises to help your body and baby be in optimal shape for a quicker, easier natural childbirth? Watch this video to see seven great ones.
Birth: it’s a miracle. A rite of passage. A natural part of life. But more than anything, birth is a business. Compelled to find answers after a disappointing birth experience with her first child, actress Ricki Lake recruits filmmaker Abby Epstein to explore the maternity care system in America.
Birth By the Numbers (20 minute short video)
Join Gene Declercq and the rest of the Birth by the Numbers team to explore how the United States is doing on a number of maternal and child health indicators. Are we doing better? Worse? Tune in to find out this answer and more!
Why would doctors who attend birth in hospitals choose to have their own babies at home? What do they know about birth that others don’t? Join Jessicca Moore, filmmaker and nurse practitioner, on a compelling journey through maternity care in the United States. Told through the lens of doctors, nurses, and midwives, Why Not Home? examines the latest evidence on risks and rewards of different birth settings. The film presents a balanced and accessible view on the latest research, along with moving personal stories of medical practitioners faced with big decisions for their own growing families. Viewers are challenged to move beyond preconceived ideas, and to envision a fresh future for maternity care in America.
85 minute award-winning feature documentary that has aired around the world. 7 women and their partners invite you to share their most intimate moments. Joyous, sensuous and revolutionary, Orgasmic Birth brings the ultimate challenge to our cultural myths by inviting viewers to see the emotional, spiritual, and physical heights attainable through birth.
A great TED-talk by Ina May Gaskin.
Pregnancy & Birth
Delivering Strength Podcast — Real Talk about pregnancy, birth and postpartum health. (Locally made Cleveland podcast!)
Listen to Light Footsteps on Delivering Strength here.
The Birth Hour –Birth Stories from women in all types of birth situations!
Light Footsteps ebook: Herbal Remedies for a Peaceful Postpartum
Forward Cross Carry — This is the babywearing wrap technique that I’m most likely to show you at a postpartum visit.