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Midwifery

Pregnancy and Childbirth Resources

Some of our favorite books and websites appear below.

Books

  • The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger
  • Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally by Janet Balaskas
  • The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin
  • Birthing From Within by Pam England and Rob Horowitz
  • Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Harper
  • The Pregnancy Book by William and Martha Sears
  • The Birth Book by William and Martha Sears
  • Nursing Mother's Companion by Kathleen Huggins
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International
  • The Breastfeeding Book by William and Martha Sears
  • Nursing Mother, Working Mother by Gayle Pryor and Kathleen Huggins
  • The Baby Book by William and Martha Sears
  • The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying by Dr. Harvey Karp
  • Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin (reflects homebirth environment; lovely birth stories)
  • Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin (a classic; affirms birthing process)

Websites

 Breastfeeding  Pregnancy
 www.lalecheleague.org  www.modimes.org (March of Dimes)
 www.gotmom.org  www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy
 www.breastfeeding.com  www.spinningbabies.com
 www.breastfeedingbasics.org  www.mymidwife.org
   www.americanpregnancy.org
 Childbirth  www.childbirthconnection.org
 www.bradleybirth.com  www.waterbirth.org
 www.hypnobirthing.com  Pregnancy Complications
 www.icea.org  www.sidelines.org
 www.lamaze.org  Quitting Smoking
www.coloradodoulas.com www.helppregnantsmokersquit.org
www.harmonysfamily.com Colorado Quit Line: 1-800-QUITNOW
Newborn VBAC (Vaginal Birth after Caesarian)
www.aap.org www.ican-online.org
Postpartum Depression www.vbac.com
www.depressionafterdelivery.com
www.4woman.org
www.kempe.org

 

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