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IAPBP ARTICLES
10 Reasons To Hire A Professional Birth Photographer
Writen by IAPBP Member Andrea Lythgoe  |  www.maternalfocus.com

10 Question To Ask Your Birth Photographer (Coming Soon)

BIRTH RESOURCES
The Birth Survey
The Business of Being Born
Lamaze
The Bradley Method
Hypnobirthing
Giving Birth Naturally
BirthingNaturally.net
NaturalChildbirth.org
GivingBirthNaturally.com
Birth Without Fear
My Best Birth
Peaceful Parenting
Mama Birth
Stand and Deliver
Henci Goer:  Informed Choice in Childbirth
icpa
Midwifery Today
Jan Tritten’s Birth Page
Understanding Research (birth related)

HOME BIRTH
Is Homebirth For You?
The Homebirth Choice
Homebirth Safety and Benefits
Bring Birth Home

CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION CLASSES
BradleyBirth.com
Hypnobabies.com
BirthingFromWithin.com
Hypnobirthing.com

UNASSISTED BIRTH
Unassistedchildbirth.com
Purebirth-australia.com
UnassistedHomeBirth.com

VBAC AND CESAREAN
VBAC.com
International Cesarean Awareness Network
Mothering.com Articles
ChildbirthConnection.org
VBACFacts.com
TheUnnecesasean.com

WATER BIRTH
Waterbirth.org
Waterbirthinfo.com
YourWaterbirth.com

BREASTFEEDING
LecheLeague.com
Kellymom.com
Breastfeeding.com
DrJackNewman.com

FIND A MIDWIFE
midwife.org
acnm.org
midwiferytoday.com
cfmidwifery.org
mana.org
midwifeinfo.com/practitioners
americanpregnancy.org/members/midwives

FIND A DOULA
doulamatch.net
dona.org
findadoula.com
cappa.net

FIND A BIRTH CENTER
birthcenters.org/find-a-birth-center

 

RECOMMENDED READING

 

PRECONCEPTION
Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health by Toni Weschler *

PREGNANCY
Pregnancy Childbirth and the Newborn: The Complete Guide by Penny Simkin
The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger
Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy by Mayo Clinic
Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth by Boston Woman’s Health Collective
The Natural Pregnancy Book by Aviva Jill Romm
Blessingways: A Guide to Mother-Centered Baby Showers by Shari Masser
Empty Arms by Pam Vrendevelt
The Mother of All Pregnancy Books by Ann Douglas

CHILDBIRTH
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation by Pam England* Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon
Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin
The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer
A Good Birth, A Safe Birth by Diana Korte
Childbirth without Fear by Grantly Dick-Read
Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Harper
The Birth Book by Martha Sears
Birth Reborn by Michel Odent
Having a Baby, Naturally by Peggy O’Mara
Hypnobirthing: The Mongan Method by Marie Mongan
The Birth Partner by Penny Simpkin
Husband Coached Childbirth by Robert Bradley
Giving Birth by Sheila Kitzinger
Easy Labor by William Camann
Survivor Moms: Women’s Stories of Birthing, Mothering and Healing After Sexual Abuse by Mickey Sperlich and Julia Seng
Birth without Violence by Frederick Leboyer
The Nature of Birth and Breastfeeding by Michel Odent
Transformation Through Birth by Claudia Panuthos
Preparing for a Healthy Birth by Sylvie Donna

VBAC and CESAREAN
Artemis Speaks:VBAC Stories and Natural Childbirth Information by Nan Koehler
The Silent Knife by Nancy Wainer

PRENATAL AND POSTPARTUM WELLNESS
Nine Months Strong by Karen Bridson
Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy by Elizabeth Somer
Lose Your Mummy Tummy by Julie Tupler
Natural Health after Birth by Aviva Jill Romm

HISTORY OF CHILDBIRTH
BIRTH: The Surprising History of How We Are Born by Tina Cassidy
Lying-in: A History of Childbirth in America by Richard Wertz
Brought to Bed: Childbirth in America, 1750-1950 by Judith Leavitt

MATERNITY CARE SYSTEM
Born in the USA by Marsden Wagner
PUSHED by Jennifer Block
Obstetric Myths Vs. Research Realities by Henci Goer
Birth as an American Rite of Passage by Robbie Davis Floyd
Pursuing the Birth Machine by Marsden Wagner
Birth Models that Work by Robbie Davis-Floyd
The American Way of Birth by Jessica Mitford
Expecting Trouble by Thomas Strong

MIDWIFERY
Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent
A Midwife’s Story by Penny Armstrong
A Wise Birth by Penny Armstrong
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Midwives: a Novel by Chris Bohjalian
The Midwife by Jennifer Worth
Hearts Open Wide: Midwives & Births by Pam Wellish
Diary of a Midwife: Power of Positive Childbearing by Juliana Olphen-Fehr
Lady’s Hands, Lion’s Heart: A Midwife’s Saga by Carol Leonard

BREASTFEEDING
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International
The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins
The Breastfeeding Book by Martha Sears
Mothering Your Nursing Toddler by Norma Jane Bumgarner
So That’s What They’re For: The Definitive Breastfeeding Guide by Janet Tamaro
How My Breasts Saved The World: Misadventures of a Nursing Mother by Lisa Shapiro
Fresh Milk: The Secret Life of Breasts by Fiona Giles
The Ultimate Book of Breastfeeding Answers by Jack Newman

PARENTING
The Continuum Concept: In Search of Happiness Lost by Jean Liedoff
The Natural Child: Parenting From the Heart by Jan Hunt
The Baby Book by Dr Sears
The Attachment Parenting Book by Dr Sears
Natural Family Living by Peggy O’ Mara
Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering by Sarah Buckley
Misconceptions by Naomi Wolfe

VIDEOS
The Business of Being Born
Pregnant in America
Orgasmic Birth
Attending Birth
Prenatal Yoga with Shiva Rea
Perfect Pregnancy Workout
Kangaroo Mothercare I & II
Baby-Led Breastfeeding
It’s My Body, My Baby, My Birth

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