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One of the things that’s most important to HeartSpace Midwifery is being a source of information and community. There are so many questions, stories, answers that lead to more questions…so, we pulled together an extensive list of books, online blogs, dvds and more to help further your growing knowledge! Remember – we’re here for all your questions too!

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Labor and Birth
Brestfeeding
Parenting
Immunizations
General Health Care
Birth Politics
Web Based Resources
Online Resource, extensive listings of articles and links
Videos/DVDs

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Labor and Birth


Evidence Based Birth
http://evidencebasebirth.com
Online resource dedicated to evidence-based research in maternity care.

Birthing from Within: An Extraordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation by, Pam England and Rob Horowitz. Partera Press, 1998

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, by Ina May Gaskin. Bantam Books, 2003

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth, by Henci Goer. Perigee, 1999.

Gentle Birth Choices, by Barbara Harper & Suzanne Arms. Healing Arts Press, Revised 2005.

Your Best Birth:Know all your options, Discover the Natural Choices, and Take Back the Birth Experience, by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein.

Hey! Who’s Having This Baby Anyway? : How to take charge and create a safe environment for your baby’s birth, including essential information about medications and interventions, by Breck Hawk.

Having a Baby Naturally by Peggy O’Mara. Atria Books, 2003

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn, Revised and Updated : The Complete Guide by Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley & Ann Keppler. Meadowbrook, 2001

The Birth Partner: Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman Through Childbirth by Penny Simkin. Harvard Common Press, 2nd Edition, 2001

Having Twins, by Elizabeth Noble
Prenatal Parenting:The Complete Psychological and Spiritual Guide to Loving Your Unborn Child, by Frederick Wirth

Your Baby, Your Way, by Sheila Kitzinger

Birthing Normally: A Personal Growth Approach to Childbirth, by Gayle Peterson

A Good Birth, a Safe Birth: Choosing and Having the Childbirth Experience You Want, Third Revised Edition, by Diane Korte

Waterbirth, by Janet Balaskas

Waterbirth:A Midwife’s Perspective, by Susanna Napierala

Creating a Joyful Birth Experience: Developing a Partnership with Your Unborn Child for Healthy Pregnancy, Labor, and Early Parenting, by Lucia  Capaccione and Sandra Bardsley

Herbal for the Childbearing Year- Susun Weed

Breastfeeding

Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding – Ina May Gaskin

The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers-Jack Newman, M.D.

Bestfeeding- Renfrew/Fisher/Arms

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding- La Leche League

Breastfeeding Cafe: Mothers Share the Joys, Challenges and Secrets of Nursing – Barbara Behrmann.

Parenting

The Continuum Concept – Liedloff

Hold onto your Kids – Newfeld/Mate

Family Bed – Thevinin

Nonviolent communication: A language of Compassion – Rosenberg

The Natural Child: Parenting From the Heart – Hunt

You are your Child’s First Teacher – Baldwin Dancy

At Work in Life’s Garden: Growing the Soul Through Parenting – Conover,   Springberry

Let the Baby Drive: Navigating the Road of New Motherhood – Hanessian
The Neurobiology of Attachment and Early Personality Organization – http://www.birthpsychology.com/birthscene/ppic2.html

Immunizations

The Vaccine Decision-Neustaedter

Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parent’s Guide: How to Make Safe, Sensible Decisions about the Risks, Benefits, and Alternatives by Aviva Jill Romm

The Vaccine Book – Dr Robert Sears  www.askdrsears.com/thevaccinebook/

General Health Care

Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child- J. Zand, R. Walton, B. Rountree
Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom- Christiane Northrup, M.D.

Natural Baby and Childcare

Practical Medical Advice and Holistic Wisdom for Raising Healthy Children – Feder, M.D.

Naturally Healthy Babies and Children – Aviva Jill Romm

Birth Politics

Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care by Jennifer Block

Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must Be Fixed to Put Women and Children First by Marsden Wagner

Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born by Tina Cassidy

Birth Crisis by S. Kitzinger

The American Way of Birth- Mitford

Web Based Resources

Birth Net
www.birthnewyork.org- a capital region birth advocacy and education network.

International Cesarean Awareness Network:
http://ican-online.org – ICAN Chapter meetings are open to the public but we encourage you to join and support your ICAN chapter at the local level so that all women in your area will have access to the resources and support of the ICAN organization.

Compleat Mother
www.compleatmother.com- the magazine of pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding.
Having a Baby Today
www.havingababytoday.com- a site for those interested in natural birth and midwifery care

Spinning Babies
www.spinningbabies.com-dedicated to tips on having an easier birth through optimal fetal positioning; including exercises and tips for getting your baby into the best possible position for labor and birth

Birthing the Future
www.birthingthefuture.com
The mission of Birthing The Future, the non-profit, is: to gather, synthesize, and disseminate the finest world wisdom that inspires people about the significance of birthing in each of our lives. Provides insights from a global perspective.

Black Women’s Health Imperative
www.blackwomenshealth.org
Black Women’s Health Imperative, the new name of the National Black Women’s Health Project, is a leading African American health education, research, advocacy and leadership development institution. Promoting optimum health for Black women across the life span– physically, mentally and spiritually.

Childbirth Solutions
www.childbirthsolutions.com/index.php
Online resource with articles, links, and tools.
Choices in Childbirth
www.choicesinchildbirth.com

KellyMom.com
A wonderful resource for information regarding breastfeeding.

Online resource, extensive listings of articles and links

Childbirth Connection
www.childbirthconnection.org
Online resource, tools and resources for evidence-based care.

Choices in Childbirth
www.choicesinchildbirth.org
Another great resource about maternity care.

Mothering Magazine
www.mothering.com
Site for parents with articles and resources about pregnancy, birth, and parenting.

Our Bodies Ourselves Companion Website
www.ourbodiesourselves.org
Following the chapters in the book, this site offers book excerpts along with “Companion Content” with web links and other information.

Parents Place
www.parentsplace.com
Site for parents with articles and resources about all aspects of parenting.

VBAC
www.vbac.com
This website provides childbearing women and maternity care professionals access to research based information, resources, continuing education and support for VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean).

Pediatrician Advice
AskDrSears.com
The website of the Sears family of pediatricians, AskDrSears.com provides attachment parenting friendly advice and information on a wide variety of parenting and medical topics.

Maternity Wise
www.childbirthconnection.org
Online resource, tools and resources for evidence-based care.

Midwifery Today
www.midwiferytoday.com
Site for professionals, with articles and resources for those interested in midwifery and birth.

Mothering Magazine
www.mothering.com
Site for parents with articles and resources about pregnancy, birth, and parenting.

Our Bodies Ourselves Companion Website
www.ourbodiesourselves.org
Following the chapters in the book, this site offers book excerpts along with “Companion Content” with web links and other information.

Parents Place
www.parentsplace.com
Site for parents with articles and resources about all aspects of parenting.
VBAC.com
www.vbac.com
This website provides childbearing women and maternity care professionals access to research based information, resources, continuing education and support for VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean).

Videos/DVDs

The Business of Being Born, Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein

Orgasmic Birth, by Debra Pascali-Bonaro

What Babies Want by Debby Takikawa

Gentle Birth Choices, by Barbara Harper

Giving Birth: Challenges and Choices, by Suzanne Arms

Born in the USA by Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider

Birth Day by Naoli Vinaver Lopez

Birth in Water: A Sacred Journey, Andaluz Waterbirth Center

Giving Birth, by Suzanne Arms

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