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Best Birthing Books Worth Your Attention

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Birthing books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation (1998)

 Best Birthing Books Worth Your AttentionHere is a holistic approach to childbirth that examines this profound rite-of-passage not as a medical event but as an act of self-discovery. Exercises and activities such as journal writing, meditation, and painting will help mothers analyze their thoughts and face their fears during pregnancy. For use during birth, the book offers proven techniques for coping with labor pain without drugs, a discussion of the doctor or midwife’s role, and a look at the father’s responsibilities. Childbirth education should also include what to expect after the baby is born. Here are baby basics, such as how to bathe a…
Author(s): Pam England, Rob Horowitz

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

 Best Birthing Books Worth Your AttentionWith 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 Top Ten Books:…
Author(s): Nancy Bardacke

3. Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth (2015)

 Best Birthing Books Worth Your AttentionThere is a global crisis in maternal health care for black women. In the United States, black women are over three times more likely to perish from pregnancy-related complications than white women; their babies are half as likely to survive the first year. Many black women experience policing, coercion, and disempowerment during pregnancy and childbirth and are disconnected from alternative birthing traditions. This book places black women’s voices at the center of the debate on what should be done to fix the broken maternity system and foregrounds black women’s agency in the emerging…
Author(s): Julia Oparah, Alicia Bonaparte

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

 Best Birthing Books Worth Your AttentionWhat 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…
Author(s): Ina May Gaskin

5. HypnoBirthing, Fourth Edition: The natural approach to safer, easier, more comfortable birthing – The Mongan Method, 4th Edition (2015)

 Best Birthing Books Worth Your AttentionHypnoBirthing® has gained momentum around the globe as a positive and empowering method of childbirth. Here’s why: HypnoBirthing helps women to become empowered by developing an awareness of the instinctive birthing capability of their bodies. It greatly reduces the pain of labor and childbirth; frequently eliminates the need for drugs; reduces the need for caesarian surgery or other doctor-controlled birth interventions; and it also shortens birthing and recovery time, allowing for better and earlier bonding with the baby, which has been proven to be vital to the mother-child bond….
Author(s): Mongan MEd MHy, Marie

6. Fearless Birthing: Clear Your Fears for a Positive Birth (2018)

 Best Birthing Books Worth Your AttentionDoes the thought of childbirth scare you? Are you fearing the countdown to your due date? Discover a new birth preparation approach to help guide you from conception to childbirth with peace of mind. Have your pregnancy fears left you stressed out and anxious? Are you looking for an alternative to hypnobirthing? Author Alexia Leachman used to feel the same way until she discovered a technique that helped her overcome her own fear of pregnancy and childbirth (known as tokophobia). Since sharing it through her award-nominated Fear Free Childbirth podcast, she’s helped thousands of women to shift their mindset around birth, and now she’s here to…
Author(s): Alexia Leachman

7. Breastfeeding Without Birthing: A Breastfeeding Guide for Mothers through Adoption, Surrogacy, and Other Special Circumstances (2013)

 Best Birthing Books Worth Your AttentionBreastfeeding without Birthing is an essential guide to breastfeeding for mothers through adoption, surrogacy, and other special circumstances. All breastfeeding-without-birthing mothers who wish to provide their own milk for their baby will learn the tools and techniques for inducing lactation without pregnancy and birth. #188,539 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #668 in Baby & Toddler Parenting #29775 in Health, Fitness & Dieting (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Alyssa Schnell

8. Birthing a Slave: Motherhood and Medicine in the Antebellum South (2009)

 Best Birthing Books Worth Your AttentionThe deprivations and cruelty of slavery have overshadowed our understanding of the institution’s most human dimension: birth. We often don’t realize that after the United States stopped importing slaves in 1808, births were more important than ever; slavery and the southern way of life could continue only through babies born in bondage. In the antebellum South, slaveholders’ interest in slave women was matched by physicians struggling to assert their own professional authority over childbirth, and the two began to work together to increase the number of infants born in…
Author(s): Marie Jenkins Schwartz

9. The Complete Illustrated Birthing Companion: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating the Best Birthing Plan for a Safe, Less Painful, and Successful Delivery for You and Your Baby (2013)

 Best Birthing Books Worth Your AttentionHow to give birth is the most important decision of a woman’s pregnancy, but navigating the maze of options is overwhelming. The Complete Illustrated Birthing Companion clearly lays out the process for eight successful birthing plans from home births and hospital births to a natural unmedicated delivery and C-sections. Each path outlines the latest research on every technique and procedure from water birthing to medications and includes “Real Deal” and “Inside Information” sections that detail the huge variations…
Author(s): Amanda French, Susan Thomforde, et al.

10. Sacred Birthing: Birthing A New Humanity, 2nd Edition, 2017 (Sacred Birthinng Series) (Volume 1) (2017)

 Best Birthing Books Worth Your Attention“The babies I helped birth taught me that babies are far more than just the tiny body they present visually. They taught me about the vibration of consciousness that enlivens the body. They taught me, that taking utmost care of their body is the best care for the soul, for only a pristine body can carry its full divinity. With the holistic practices of Sacred Birthing, and without haste and interference, babies can maintain their energetic excellence and alignment during the experience of labor and birth.” #340,694 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #740…
Author(s): Sunni Karll

11. Red Medicine: Traditional Indigenous Rites of Birthing and Healing (First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies) (2012)

 Best Birthing Books Worth Your AttentionPatrisia Gonzales addresses "Red Medicine" as a system of healing that includes birthing practices, dreaming, and purification rites to re-establish personal and social equilibrium. The book explores Indigenous medicine across North America, with a special emphasis on how Indigenous knowledge has endured and persisted among peoples with a legacy to Mexico. Gonzales combines her lived experience in Red Medicine as an herbalist and traditional birth attendant with in-depth research into oral traditions, storytelling, and the meanings of symbols to uncover how Indigenous knowledge endures over time….
Author(s): Patrisia Gonzales

12. The Birthing Room: The First Trimester (2019)

 Best Birthing Books Worth Your AttentionHave you been working towards pursuing your purpose, but don’t know where to start? You’ve been fasting, praying, starting over, hoping to get an answer only to find yourself in the same place with years passing by and little to no progress? If that’s you, this prophetic revelation on how to begin walking in your purpose is your blueprint. #1,090,012 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #17630 in Christian Spiritual Growth (Books) #8917 in Christian Personal Growth Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Chrystal Lynn Crawford, Edward L Holmes

13. Birthing the Sermon: Women Preachers on the Creative Process (2001)

 Best Birthing Books Worth Your AttentionWhere do preachers get their ideas for sermons, and how do they turn those ideas into great sermons week after week? Sharing their experiences, these dynamic women preachers take us through their process from conception, through development, to the actual delivery of the sermon and beyond. Each chapter includes a sermon that illustrates the results of that preacher’s labor of love. Contributors include: Barbara Shires Blaisdell, Teresa L. Fry Brown, Jana Childers, Linda L. Clader, Yvette Flunder, Mary G. Graves, Linda Carolyn Loving, Barbara K. Lundblad, Karen Stokes, Barbara Brown Taylor, Mary Donovan Turner,…
Author(s): Rev. Dr. Jana Childers

Best Birthing Books Worth Your Attention

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Birthing Work: The Collective Labour of Childbirth

Author(s): Katharine McKinnon
ID: 2472350, Publisher: Springer Singapore;Palgrave Pivot, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Birthing in Good Hands: Holistic Massage for Pregnancy, Labor, and Babies

Author(s): Christine Sutherland
ID: 2583233, Publisher: Brush Education, Year: 2020, Size: 353 Mb, Format: epub

(Re)birthing the Feminine in Academe: Creating Spaces of Motherhood in Patriarchal Contexts

Author(s): Linda Henderson, Alison L. Black, Susanne Garvis
ID: 2700698, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2020, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown writers. 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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