Preparing for birth

Information about birth, making decisions about your care and interventions



Preparing for birth in practical terms and gaining background knowledge in general

The Positive Birth Book by Milli Hill

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

The Father’s Homebirth Book by Leah Hazard

Birth Reborn by Michel Odent

Childbirth without Fear by  Grantly Dick-Read

Active Birth by Janet Balaskas

Birthing from within by Pam England  and Rob Horowitz

The Politics of Birth by Sheila Kitzinger

Birth in Focus by Becky Reed

The Oxytocin Factor by Kerstin Uvnas Moberg

Why Home Birth Matters by Natalie Meddings

Why Human Rights in Childbirth Matter by Rebecca Schiller

Why Hypnobirthing Matters by Katrina Berry


Breastfeeding and support in birth and afterwards

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding – La Leche League

Why Doulas Matter by Maddie McMahon

Why Breastfeeding Matters by Charlotte Young

The Fourth Trimester by  Kimberly Ann Johnson


The Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff

Being There: Why prioritizing motherhood for the first three years matters by Erika Kommisar