Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Childbirth books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
- Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth “Updated With New Material” (2003)
- Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide (2018)
- Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way: Revised Edition (2018)
- The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth (2017)
- Childbirth Without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth (2013)
- Birth Without Fear: The Judgment-Free Guide to Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum (2019)
- Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth (2015)
- Supernatural Childbirth (1993)
- Clinical Aromatherapy for Pregnancy and Childbirth (2000)
- Husband-Coached Childbirth (Fifth Edition): The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth (2008)
- Mindful Birthing: Training the Mind, Body, and Heart for Childbirth and Beyond (2012)
- Oxorn-Foote Human Labor and Birth (1986)
What 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.
Parents love this book because it puts them in control; experts love it because it’s based on the latest medical research and recommendations from leading health organizations.
The Bradley Method®, used and praised by women for almost seventy years, prepares you for drug and surgery-free childbirth and puts you in control by providing the tools to navigate evidence-based care. Certified childbirth educator Susan McCutcheon, one of Dr. Bradley’s first students, now makes this natural approach to childbirth more accessible than ever.
on her YouTube channel and even more on MamaNatural.com, Howland's (a.k.a. Mama Natural) funny but informational videos have empowered millions of women to embrace natural pregnancy and parenting. Now Howland is turning to the page, offering up the first week-by-week pregnancy & childbirth book from a perspective.For the last half-century, control over childbirth has been in favor of doctors.
Childbirth Without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth (2013)
In an age where birth has often been overtaken by obstetrics, Dr Dick-Read's philosophy is still as fresh and relevant as it was when he originally wrote this book. He unpicks every possible root cause of western woman's fear and anxiety in pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding and does so with overwhelming heart and empathy. Essential reading for all parents-to-be, childbirth educators, midwives and obstetricians!
Birth Without Fear: The Judgment-Free Guide to Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum (2019)
In 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.
There 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.
Supernatural Childbirth (1993)
Pregnancy and childbirth are often depicted as a time of sickness and mood swings for women followed by twelve to twenty hours of pain and hard labor. Many women have been told they can never conceive. Others have suffered the pain of conceiving and miscarrying. Have you had enough of this picture? Supernatural Childbirth is a practical and realistic look at God’s promises for conception, pregnancy and delivery.
This is the most detailed and research-based book available on aromatherapy aimed specifically at those caring for pregnant and childbearing women, especially midwives and aromatherapists.
Now completely revised and updated for today’s parents-to-beThe book that started a revolution in the birthing experience and helped millions of women and their partners to a safe and natural childbirth. The Bradley Method has changed the way men and women—and the medical establishment—think about childbirth today. Now this new, updated edition of the groundbreaking work by Robert A.
With Mindful Birthing, Nancy Bardacke, nurse-midwife and mindfulness teacher, lays out her innovative program for pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond.
Offers detailed information about the process of childbirth, discusses possible complications, and covers ultrasound examinations, Cesarean section, and care of the newborn infant #908,818 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1623 in Pregnancy & Childbirth (Books) #309 in Obstetrics & Gynecology (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?
Best Childbirth Books: The Ultimate List
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some childbirth books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
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
Supporting Survivors of Sexual Abuse Through Pregnancy and Childbirth: A Guide for Midwives, Doulas and Other Healthcare Professionals
Author(s): Kicki Hansard
ID: 2545707, Publisher: Singing Dragon, Year: 2020, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf
Medical conditions affecting pregnancy and childbirth
Author(s): Maureen Boyle; Judy Bothamley
ID: 2677021, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 12 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really chart-busters according to The Wall Street Journal, 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 links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.