Suggested Readings

Find below a list of helpful readings that will allow you to understand better your pregnancy.

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

Birthing From Within, by Pam England

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering, by Dr. Sarah J Buckley

Giving Birth, By Katherine Taylor

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way, By Susan McCutcheon (thought it might be good to add a Bradley book)

Homebirth, by Sheila Kitzinger

Ina Mae’s Guide to Childbirth, by Ina Mae Gaskin

Spiritual Midwifery, by Ina Mae Gaskin

The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth, by Sheila Kitzinger

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

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, by La Leche League International

Your Best Birth, by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein


A Child is Born, by Lennart Nilsson, Lennart

And After That, by Jeanne Ashbe

Baby on the Way, by Martha and William Sears

Being Born, by Sheila Kitzenger

How You Were Born, by Joanna Cole

New Baby at Cocoa Bear’s House, by Vickie Lansky

On the Day You Were Born, by Debra Fraisier

We Have a Baby, by Cathryn Fatwell

Welcome With Love, by Jenny Overend

Welcoming your Baby, by Vickie Lansky

What’s Inside, by Jeanne Ashbe

What to Do or Expect When Baby Comes, by William Sears, M.D.

What to Expect When Mommy’s Expecting, by William Sears, William, M.D.

We’re Having a Homebirth, by Kelly Mochel

Fathering: Right from the Start, by Jack Heinowitz

Pregnant Fathers: Becoming the Father You Want to Be, by Jack Heinowitz

Pregnant Fathers: Entering Parenthood Together, by Jack Heinowitz

The Birth Partner, by Penny Simkin


My wife and I began looking for a Midwife when she became pregnant with our first son. We went to another midwifery practice and felt like just another patient. They did seem to care but you couldn’t help but feel like a patient talking to a nurse who would punch out at 4pm and not worry about you anymore. It all just felt impersonal. My wife cried in the car after that meeting thinking that we couldn’t even afford something that felt kind of like the hospital anyways.

That all changed when we met Sue. There is no way that I could describe just how glad I am that we chose Sue to be our midwife! We walked into her practice and noticed it felt like home. We sat in her office and knew that this was our midwife. We knew that she never clocked out.

With everything that we went through, especially postpartum, Sue was a voice of reason that kept us focused. When it was all said and done the time she spent at our son Levi’s birth was not even a tenth of the care and support that she would end up giving us. Her care, service and expertise are unmatched in my opinion. I would never hesitate to recommend her to anyone and have on several occasions. She has not just become our “personal” midwife but also our personal friend!