Childbirth

BOOKS

Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to
Childbirth Preparation

by Pam England

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth
by Ina May Gaskin
Features a nice section on questions for your midwife or physician.

Optimal Care in Childbirth: The Case for a Physiologic Approach
by Henci Goer and Amy Romano MSN, CMN

Active Birth : The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally
by Janet Balaskas

Birth Reborn
by Michel Odent

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering:
by Sarah Buckley

Special Delivery
by Rahima Baldwin

Rediscovering Birth
by Sheila Kitzinger

The Year After Childbirth: Enjoying Your Body, Your Relationships, and Yourself in Your Baby’s First Year
by Sheila Kitzinger

FILMS

Birth Day
Birth As We Know It
Born into Water*
The Business of Being Born
Gentle Birth Choices*
I Watched My Brother Being Born*
In a Simple Way, A Child is Born*
It’s My Body, My Baby, My Birth*
Orgasmic Birth*

*available to borrow from our library

WEBSITES

Birthing From Within
Pam England’s site that supplements the book.

Mother & Child Health
A great resource of articles on nutrition, health, and birth.

Childbirth Connection

Pregnancy Websites
There are a great number of websites designed to help you calculate your due date, track the baby’s development week by week, and meet up with other parents online.  Some of them are really terrible, most are just sort of awful, and at this point we have found none that we can recommend because of the plethora of ads for unnecessary products and the lack of information on natural and alternative choices in pregnancy and childbirth.  If we find a site we like, we will update this page.

CLASSES

Birthing From Within: Holistic Childbirth Preparation
with Christine Murray

MEETINGS

Birth Circle of Charlottesville