Recommended Reading

We have an extensive lending library available to our patients. There are so many fantastic books in any imaginable style. These are many of our favorites. We are excited to have 2 copies of the Hypnobabies self study course available that we received as donations from clients. If you have any books that you are done with, we happily accept donations to our library, its a great way to spread the knowledge!

Birth Center Recommendations:
Marianne– favorite website-– She thinks this is a great website to get info for getting your baby into the best position possible for birth.  Really important for the shortest labor possible.
Camellia– “Happiest Baby on the Block” DVD- Many great ways to keep babies happy. We often joke that we wish we had known all these secrets when our babies were little.
Katy– “Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth“- a great book telling you what you need to know to have the best birth possible. This book will inspire you!  
Amy  (student)- She recommends, “The Business of Being Born“. This DVD is interesting from the very first minute and is especially good for women still deciding whether or not to use a midwife.
Madison (doula & birth assistant)- “Spiritual Midwifery,” by Ina May Gaskin – birth stories from the ladies who brought us a renewal of midwifery culture and gave birth to our current generation of birth junkies.  These stories will prepare you to let loose and just groove into labor!
Jackie– My recommendation is a CD called, “Journeying Through  Pregnancy and Birth; Relaxation and Visualization” by Jennifer Houston, music by Mark Kelso. This CD helps you feel confident and prepared to give birth. It makes me relax every time I hear it.

Birth and Pregnancy
The Natural Pregnancy Book: Herbs, Nutrition, and Other Holistic Choices by Aviva Romm and Ina May Gaskin
The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions by Penny Simkin
Birth Reborn by Michel Odent
Childbirth Without Fear by Grantly Dick-Read
Your Best Birth: Know All Your Options, Discover the Natural Choices, and Take Back the Birth Experience by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
Husband Coached Childbirth by Robert A. Bradley
Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon-Rosegg
Birth Without Violence by Frederick Leboyer
Birthing from Within by Pam England and Rob Horowitz
Visualizations for an Easier Childbirth by Carl Jones
Mind Over Labor by Carl Jones
Special Delivery by Rahima Baldwin
Birth Your Way by Sheila Kitzinger
Gentle Birth Choices by Sheila Kitzinger
Hypnobirthing: the Mongan Method: A Natural Approach to a Safe, Easier, and More Comfortable Birthing by Marie Mongan
Hypnobabies by Kerry Tuschhoff
Labor Progress Handbook by Penny Simkin

Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding by Ina May Gaskin
Babies, Breastfeeding, and Bonding by Ina May Gaskin
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding from the La Leche League by Diane Wiessinger
The Breastfeeding Book by William Sears

After Baby’s Birth: a Woman’s Way to Wellness by Robin Lim
Natural Health After Birth: The Complete Guide to Postpartum Wellness by Aviva Romm
A Season to be Born by Suzanne Arms
Pregnant Feelings by Baldwin
Essential Exercises of the Childbearing Year by Elizabeth Noble

Touchpoints by T. Berry Brazleton
The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two by William Sears
The Fussy Baby Book: Parenting Your High-Need Child from Birth to Age Five by William Sears
The Baby Sleep Book: the Complete Guide to a Good Night’s Rest for the Whole Family by William Sears
The Attachment Parenting Book: A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby

Well Woman/Conception/Natural Family Planning
Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler
Cycles, Nutrition, and Fertility by Marilyn Shannon
Get Ready to Get Pregnant: Your Complete Prepregnancy Guide to Making a Smart and Healthy Baby by Michael Lu
Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book by Susan Love

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