Birth Resources

This is a list of recommended resources for childbirth provided by my guests and my own personal experience with giving birth to my children. One of the most important aspects of pregnancy is preparing for the birth of your baby. I recommend listening to birth stories and investing time in reading books that prepare you for childbirth. Be sure to check out our pregnancy resources as well as breastfeeding, postpartum and motherhood resources.

Books

Natural Childbirth

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth

Spiritual Midwifery

Natural Hospital Birth: The Best of Both Worlds

Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally

Birthing from Within

Childbirth Without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way

Husband-Coached Childbirth: The Bradley Method of Childbirth

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering

The Birth Partner

Birth Matters: A Midwife’s Manifesta

Maternity Care

Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong and What You Really Need to Know

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth

Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care

Your Best Birth: Know All Your Options, Discover the Natural Choices, and Take Back the Birth Experience

Natural Hospital Birth: The Best of Both Worlds

The Birth Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birth

The Gentle Birth Method: The Month-by-Month Jeyarani Way Programme

Gentle Birth Choices

Cesarean & VBAC

Birthing Normally After a Cesarean or Two

Cut, Stapled, and Mended

Multiples

When You’re Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads: Proven Guidelines for a Healthy Multiple Pregnancy

Mindfulness & Hypnobirthing

Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful: Experience the Power of Pregnancy and Birth with Kundalini Yoga and Meditation

Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying, and Pleasurable Birth Experience

Juju Sundin’s Birth Skills: Proven Pain Management Techniques for Your Labour and Birth

Mindful Birthing: Training the Mind, Body, and Heart for Childbirth and Beyond

HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method

Other

Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-existing Diabetes: Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby

Unassisted Childbirth

When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of EArly Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women