Natural Pregnancy & Childbirth Resources


Homebirth Discussion and Research

The Pros and Cons of Home and Hospital Births
Fish Can't See Water: The Need to Humanize Birth in Australia
Outcomes of planned homebirths with Certified Professional Midwives: large prospective study in North America
Planned home birth: benefits, risks, and opportunities
Further research resources for families considering homebirth (from Midwives Alliance of North America)

Pregnancy & Childbirth Resources

• Childbirth Connection
• Spinning Babies (Easier birth with fetal positioning)
• MotherFriendly.org
• International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)
• VBAC Facts
• Midwifery Today
• DoulaMatch (Find a doula in your area!)
• Waterbirth International
• Laura Shanley’s Unassisted Childbirth Site

Nutrition

• NutritionFacts.org Pregnancy-Specific Resources

Breastfeeding

• KellyMom: Parenting & Breastfeeding
• La Leche League International
• Dr. Jack Newman’s Breastfeeding Info Site (in multiple languages!)

Circumcision

• National Organization of Circumcision Information Resources Center
• Circumcision Resource Center

LGBTQ+ Resources

• FAQ About Transgender Parenting
• Trans Bodies: A Resource Guide for the Transgender Community
• Strong Families Network — Rights, Recognition, and Resources for ALL Families
• What Makes a Baby by Cory Silverberg (a children’s book for all kinds of families)

Reproductive Choices (Safe Sex, Birth Control, Abortion, Etc.)

• Planned Parenthood

Miscellaneous

• Body, Mind, Spirit Directory (holistic practitioners and services in Florida)

Birth Videos

• The Business of Being Born
• Birth As We Know It
• Orgasmic Birth 
• Birth Day 
• Birth with Gloria Lemay: a Collection of 9 Homebirths
These Are My Hours
Why Not Home?
Birth in the Squatting Position

Recommended Reading

Birth and Breastfeeding by Michel Odent
Sacred Woman by Queen Afua
Prenatal Yoga and Natural Birth by Jeannine Parvati-Baker
The Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff
Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering by Sarah Buckley, MD
The Natural Pregnancy Book by Aviva Jill Romm
The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer
Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year by Susun Weed
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
Birthing From Within by Pam England
The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger
The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin
Childbirth Without Fear by Grantly Dick-Read
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by Diane Weissinger
Disease-Proof Your Child: Feeding Kids Right by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
Creating Healthy Children by Karen Ranzi
Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parent’s Guide by Aviva Jill Romm
The Vaccine Book by Robert W. Sears, M.D.
Natural Health After Birth by Aviva Jill Romm
After the Baby’s Birth by Robin Lim
Magical Child by Joseph Chilton Pearce


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