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Best Birth Books You Must Read

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Birth books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. Oxorn-Foote Human Labor and Birth (1986)

Best Birth Books You Must ReadOffers detailed information about the process of childbirth, discusses possible complications, and covers ultrasound examinations, Cesarean section, and care of the newborn infant #911,197 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1628 in Pregnancy & Childbirth (Books) #311 in Obstetrics & Gynecology (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Harry Oxorn

2. Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born (2007)

Best Birth Books You Must Read“Well-researched and engaging . . . Birth is a clever, almost irreverent look at an enduring everyday miracle. (A-)” —Entertainment Weekly“Wonderful. Packed full of information, a brilliant mixture of ancient wisdom and modern science.” —Kate Mosse, author of the New York Times best seller, Labyrinth“Birth is a power-packed book. . . . A lively, engaging, and often witty read, a quirky, eye-opening account of one of life’s most elemental experiences.” —The Boston GlobePublished to widespread acclaim,…
Author(s): Tina Cassidy

3. Birth Without Fear: The Judgment-Free Guide to Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum (2019)

Best Birth Books You Must ReadIn Birth Without Fear, January Harshe–founder of the global online community Birth Without Fear–delivers an honest, positive, and passionate message of empowerment surrounding everything that involves having a baby. It’s a guide that fills in the considerable cracks in the information available to women and families when they’re preparing to welcome a child–covering care provider choices, medical freedom, birth options, breastfeeding, intimacy, postpartum depression, and much more. Birth Without Fear shows moms, dads, partners, and families how to choose the…
Author(s): January Harshe

4. Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth “Updated With New Material” (2003)

Best Birth Books You Must ReadWhat you need to know to have the best birth experience for you. Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience. Based on the female-centered Midwifery Model of Care, Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention….
Author(s): Ina May Gaskin

5. Birth in Eight Cultures (2019)

Best Birth Books You Must ReadThis stunning sequel to Brigitte Jordan’s landmark Birth in Four Cultures brings together the work of fifteen reproductive anthropologists to address core cultural values and knowledge systems as revealed in contemporary birth practices in Brazil, Greece, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Tanzania, and the United States. Six ethnographic chapters form the heart of the book, three of which are set up as dyads that compare two countries; each demonstrates the power of anthropology’s cross-cultural comparative method. An additional chapter with ethnographic vignettes gives…
Author(s): Robbie Davis-Floyd, Melissa Cheyney

6. Birth Partner 5th Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Partners, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions (2018)

Best Birth Books You Must ReadNow fully revised in its fifth edition, The Birth Partner remains the , and the essential manual to have at hand during the event. The Birth Partner includes thorough information on: For the partner who wishes to , this book is indispensable. #2,561 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #15 in Pregnancy & Childbirth (Books) #20 in Motherhood (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Penny Simkin

7. Mindful Birthing: Training the Mind, Body, and Heart for Childbirth and Beyond (2012)

Best Birth Books You Must ReadWith Mindful Birthing, Nancy Bardacke, nurse-midwife and mindfulness teacher, lays out her innovative program for pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond. Drawing on groundbreaking research in neuroscience, mindfulness meditation, and mind/body medicine, Bardacke offers practices that will help you find calm and ease during this life-changing time, providing lifelong skills for healthy living and wise parenting. SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF MINDFUL BIRTHING: American College of Nurse-Midwives’ Best Book of the Year Award: 2014National Parenting Publications Award: 2013Mom’s Choice Award: 2013Greater Good Science Center’s…
Author(s): Nancy Bardacke

8. Before We Are Born: Essentials of Embryology and Birth Defects (Before We Are Born: Essentials of Embryology & Birth Defects) (2003)

Best Birth Books You Must ReadThis highly successful resource distills all of the most essential information of human embryology and teratology from presenting the crucial clinical and scientific concepts in an easy-to-use format. Completely revised and updated, the 6th Edition emphasizes the clinical aspects throughout by using clinical correlations as well as hundreds of outstanding illustrations. #2,342,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #844 in Obstetrics & Gynecology (Books) #97 in Embryology (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Moore BA MSc PhD DSc FIAC FRSM FAAA, Keith L., Persaud MD PhD DSc FRCPath (Lond.) FAAA, T. V. N.

9. BIRT: A Field Guide (3rd Edition) (Eclipse Series) (2011)

Best Birth Books You Must ReadMore than ten million people have downloaded BIRT (Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools) from the Eclipse web site, and more than one million developers are estimated to be using BIRT. Built on the open source Eclipse platform, BIRT is a powerful report development system that provides an end-to-end solution–from creating and deploying reports to integrating report capabilities in enterprise applications. ¿ The first in a two-book series about this exciting technology, is the authoritative guide to using BIRT Report Designer, the graphical tool that enables users of all levels to…
Author(s): Diana Peh , Nola Hague, et al.

10. Oxorn Foote Human Labor and Birth, Sixth Edition (2013)

Best Birth Books You Must ReadPublisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.THE CLASSIC CHILDBIRTH HANDBOOK–COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED IN FULL COLORA Doody’s Core Title for 2017!Edition after acclaimed edition, Oxorn-Foote Human Labor & Birth has provided the most comprehensive, yet accessible overview of obstetrics available. Going beyond scientific theory and a technological orientation, this landmark guide is written for the real world of clinical…
Author(s): Glenn David Posner, Amanda Y. Black, et al.

Search the world’s most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library The following are some (of the many) pregnancy and natural birth books that I read that were instrumental to me in making my 26-hour natural labor an experience I look back on fondly. If you are considering natural birth, I highly encourage these books. Another really helpful book–in fact, I would say that this one is the most comprehensive in terms of covering medical, practical, and emotional aspects of birth. If you only read one, I would choose this book for that reason. There were just a couple things that bothered me about this book. The Discover the best Pregnancy & Childbirth in Best Sellers. Find the top 100 most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers.

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The memory of past births

Author(s): Charles Johnston
Publisher: Theosophical Society , Year: [1899], Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 877782

Beyond the Pill: A 30-Day Program to Balance Your Hormones, Reclaim Your Body, and Reverse the Dangerous Side Effects of the Birth Control Pill

Author(s): Dr. Jolene Brighten
Publisher: HarperOne, Year: 29 Jan 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2321777

From Astrophysics to Unconventional Computation: Essays Presented to Susan Stepney on the Occasion of her 60th Birthday

Author(s): Andrew Adamatzky, Vivien Kendon
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2407831

Embedded, Cyber-Physical, and IoT Systems: Essays Dedicated to Marilyn Wolf on the Occasion of Her 60th Birthday

Author(s): Shuvra S. Bhattacharyya, Miodrag Potkonjak, Senem Velipasalar
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 13 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2408042

Dutch Cartesianism and the Birth of Philosophy of Science

Author(s): Andrea Strazzon
Publisher: De Gruyter, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2300590

The Birth of Modern Belief: Faith and Judgment from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment

Author(s): Ethan H. Shagan
Publisher: Princeton University Press, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2304279

Birth Trauma and Perinatal Brain Damage

Author(s): Vasily Vasilievich Vlasyuk
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 24 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2311037

The Birth Guy’s Go-To Guide for New Dads: How to Support Your Partner Through Birth, Breastfeeding, and Beyond

Author(s): Brian W. Salmon, Kirsten Brunner
Publisher: New Harbinger, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2319340

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to Los Angeles Times, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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