While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Natural Childbirth books.
- Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth “Updated With New Material” (2003)
- Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way: Revised Edition (2018)
- Natural Hospital Birth: The Best of Both Worlds (2017)
- The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth (2017)
- HypnoBirthing, Fourth Edition: The natural approach to safer, easier, more comfortable birthing – The Mongan Method, 4th Edition (2015)
- Mindful Birthing: Training the Mind, Body, and Heart for Childbirth and Beyond (2012)
- Childbirth Without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth (2013)
- Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally (Non) (1992)
- Birth Without Fear: The Judgment-Free Guide to Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum (2019)
- The Doula’s Guide to Empowering Your Birth: A Complete Labor and Childbirth Companion for Parents to Be (2018)
- Husband-Coached Childbirth (Fifth Edition): The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth (2008)
- The Complete Book of Essential Oils for Mama and Baby: Safe and Natural Remedies for Pregnancy, Birth, and Children (2017)
- Supernatural Childbirth (1993)
- The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality (2017)
What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you.
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.
Many mothers-to-be find themselves torn between the desire for a with minimal medical intervention and the peace of mind offered by that only a hospital can provide.
The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth (2017)
HypnoBirthing, Fourth Edition: The natural approach to safer, easier, more comfortable birthing – The Mongan Method, 4th Edition (2015)
HypnoBirthing® 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.
With 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.
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!
Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally (Non) (1992)
Janet Balaskas led a movement of women who refused to give birth lying down. She has been teaching women about “active birthâ? ever since. In this updated and Americanized guide, Balaskas explains how to prepare for and experience a truly natural birth.
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. 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.
The Doula’s Guide to Empowering Your Birth: A Complete Labor and Childbirth Companion for Parents to Be (2018)
Lindsey Bliss, who has assisted as a doula at and is herself a mother of seven, reveals here all the wisdom and who hire them.The Doula's Guide to Empowering Your Birth covers the period . The focus, however, is on preparing for birth–including topics like how to pick the right childbirth class and the right birthing method. You’ll also see how to through labor and birth, and how to approach last-minute decisions about pain medications and cesarean sections.
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.
The Complete Book of Essential Oils for Mama and Baby: Safe and Natural Remedies for Pregnancy, Birth, and Children (2017)
Healing essential oils blends for you―and baby, too.Whether you have a baby on the way or a brand-new arrival, keeping your family in good health is your top priority.
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.
The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality (2017)
This holistic guide offers practical advice to support women through postpartum healing on the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual levels—and provides women with a roadmap to this very important transition that can last from a few months to a few years.Kimberly Ann Johnson draws from her vast professional experience as a doula, postpartum consultant, yoga teacher, body worker, and women’s health care advocate, and from the