Recommended Reading

Home birth Midwifery

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Child Birth Preparation:

   1.Arms, Suzanne, Immaculate Deception II, Myth, Magic & Birth, Celestial Arts, 1996.

    2.Armstrong, Penny and Feldman, Sheryl, A Midwife’s Story, Ballantine Books, 1986.  

   3.Armstrong, Penny and Feldman, Sheryl, A Wise Birth, William Morrow and Company Inc.., 1990. 

   4.Balaskas, Janet, Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally, Harvard Common Press, 2000.

    5.Eisenstein, Mayer, The Home Birth Advantage, CMI Press, 2000.

    6.England, Pam and Horowitz, Rob, Birthing From Within, Partera Press, 1998. 

   7.Gaskin, Ina May, Spiritual Midwifery, The Book Publishing Company, 1990.

    8.Gaskin, Ina May, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, Bantam Dell, 2003. 

   9.Goer, Henci, The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth, Berkley Publishing Group, 1999. 

   10.Goldbeck, Nikki, As You Eat So Grows Your Baby,2003 

   11.Kitzinger, Sheila, The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc, 1989.

   12.Kitzinger, Sheila, Homebirth, Dorling Kindersley Inc., 1991. 

   13.Kitzinger, Sheila, Rediscovering Birth, Pocket Books, Inc., 2000. 

   14.Jones, Carl, Mind Over Labor, Penguin Books USA, Inc., 1987.

    15.Logan, Onnie Lee, Motherwit – An Alabama Midwife’s Story, Penguin Books USA, Inc., 1991. 

   16.Odent, Michel, Birth Reborn, Birth Works Press, 1994. 

   17.Sears, William A., and Sears, Martha, The Birth Book, Little Brown & Co., 1994. 

   18.Sears, William A., and Sears, Martha, The Pregnancy Book, 1997. 

   19.Taylor, Catherine, Giving Birth, Berkley Publishing Group, 2002. 

   20.Vincent, Peggy, Baby Catcher, Chronicles of a Modern Midwife, Scribner, 2002.


For Children:

•Ashbe, Jeanne, And After That.

•Cole, Joanna, How You Were Born.

•Faber, Adele and Mazlish, Elaine, Siblings Without Rivalry (FOR PARENTS) 

•Fatwell, Cathryn, We Have a Baby. 

•Fraisier, Debra, On the Day You Were Born

•Lansky, Vickie, New Baby at Cocoa Bear’s House. 

•Kitzinger, Sheila, Being Born

•Lansky, Vickie, Welcoming Your Baby.

•Nilsson, Lennart, A Child is Born. 

•Overend, Jenny, Welcome With Love. 

•Sears, William, What to Do or Expect When Baby Comes.

•Sears, William, What to Expect When Mommy’s Expecting. 

•Sears, William, and Sears, Martha, What Baby Needs 

•Sears, William, and Sears, Martha, Baby on the Way 

•Spillmann, U. & Kamieth, I. Runa’s Birth.


For The Fathers:

    1.Heinowitz, Jack, Fathering: Right from the Start, New World Library, 2001. 

   2.Heinowitz, Jack, Pregnant Fathers: Becoming the Father You Want to Be, Andrews & McMeel, 1997. 

   3.Heinowitz, Jack, Pregnant Fathers: Entering Parenthood Together, Parents as Partners Press, 1995.

    4.Simkin, Penny, The Birth Partner, Harvard Common Press, 2001.


Breastfeeding/Baby Care: 

   1.Abramov, Tehilla, Straight From the Heart. 

   2.Gotsch, Gwen, and Torgus, Judy (La Leche League), The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, 1997. 

   3.Huggins, Kathleen, The Nursing Mother’s Companion, 1999. 

   4.Kitzinger, Sheila, Breastfeeding Your Baby, 1998.

    5.Sears, William A., and Sears, Martha, Baby Book, 1993. 

   6.Sears, William A., and Sears, Martha, The Breastfeeding Book, 2000. 

   7.Murphy, Jamie, What Every Parent Should Know About Childhood Immunizations, 1993


Women’s Health: 

   1.Boston Women’s Health Collective, The New Our Bodies, Ourselves (Updated and Expanded for the ‘90s), Touchstone, 1984.

    2.Doress, Paula B. and Siegal, Diana Laskin, in cooperation with The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, Ourselves, Growing Older – Women Aging with Knowledge and Power, Touchstone, 1994. 

   3.Northrup, Christiane, M.D., Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, Bantam Books, 2000.

    4.Northrup, Christiane, M.D., The Wisdom of Menopause, Bantam Books, 2001