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Pregnancy and Birth:

Childbirth Connection

Birthing Naturally

Birth Network

International Childbirth Education Association

Peaceful Parenting website (

Nurturing Hearts Birth Services -Stephanie's Blog: Vita Mutari


Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin


Birth Matters by Ina May Gaskin


Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin


Active Birth the new approach to giving birth naturally (1992)
by Janet Balaskas


A Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer


A Good Birth, A Safe Birth by Diana Korte


Natural Pregnancy by Aviva Jill Romm


Birthing Normally by Gayle Peterson


Adventures in Natural Childbirth, Tales from women on the joy, fears, pleasures and pains of giving birth naturally by Janet Schwegel and Pam England


Natural Hospital Birth: the best of both worlds by Cynthia Gabriel (only a must read for those planning a hospital birth of course)


Birthing from Within by Pam England and Rob Horowitz


VBAC and cesarean:

ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) website

ICAN of Southeastern PA chapter, website

The VBAC Companion: The expectant mother's guide to vaginal birth after cesarean by Diana Korte (For those seeking a VBAC)

Silent Knife: Cesearan Prevention and VBAC by Nancy Wainer Cohen and Lois Estner

Immaculate Deception by Suzanne Arms and Immaculate Deception II


Postpartum and Parenting:


Mothering the Mother by Sally Plaskin (also good in pregnancy for preparation)


Positive Discipline by Jane Nelson


Naturally Healthy Babies and Children by Aviva Jill Romm


How to Raise a Healthy Child in spite of your Doctor by Dr. Robert Mendelsohn


Attachment Parenting: instinctive care for your baby and young child by Katie Granju


Attached at the Heart: 8 proven parenting principles for raising connected and compassionate children by Lisa Parker


Sleeping with your baby: a parent's guide to co-sleeping by James J McKenna


Becoming a Father: How to nurture and enjoy your family by William Sears


The Vital Touch: How intimate contact with your baby leads to happier healthier development by Sharon Heller


Natural Health after Birth: the complete guide to postpartum wellness by Aviva Jill Romm


Breastfeeding: (La Leche League) Dr Jack Newman's instructional videos and articles

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding La Leche League


Nursing your Baby by Karen Pryor- this is an older book, but very helpful.


The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers by Jack Newman, M.D. and Teresa Pitman


Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding by Ina May Gaskin



Vaccinations: A thoughful Parents' Guide by Aviva Jill Romm


Vaccine Safety Manual for Concerned Families and Health Practitioners by Neil Miller


The Vaccine Book by Dr Sears




Peaceful Parenting

Circumcision Resource Center


NoCirc National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers


Postpartum and Postpartum Depression:


Postpartum Progress

Postpartum Support International