Resources

 

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Pregnancy and Birth:

Childbirth Connection


Birthing Naturally


Birth Network


International Childbirth Education Association


Peaceful Parenting website (Drmomma.org)


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:

 

www.llli.org (La Leche League)


www.breastfeedingonline.com 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

Vaccines:

 

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

 

Circumcision:

 

Peaceful Parenting


Circumcision Resource Center

 

NoCirc National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers

 

Postpartum and Postpartum Depression:

 

Postpartum Progress


Postpartum Support International