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