Classics

By: Ina May Gaskin

Famous midwife Ina May Gaskin and fellow midwives talk about their role in starting up The Farm (a hippy commune in Tennessee) and how they learned about assisting birth. The first section details the experiences of parents and midwives during the birth experience. The second section is a technical manual for midwives, nurses, and doctors. Includes information on prenatal care and nutrition, labor, delivery-techniques, care of the new baby, and breast-feeding.


By: Penny Simkin, et al

A complete pregnancy and childbirth guide on the market, The Complete Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn has established itself as a leading prenatal training manual with nearly 350,000 copies sold since 1984. A preferred alternative to What to Expect When You're Expecting, the revised and expanded edition includes the information on risky pregnancies, in vitro fertilization, new medications and anesthesia, and more.


By: Henci Goer

Anyone working to improve the childbearing experience and help women avoid unnecessary intervention has encountered numerous "obstetric myths" or "old doctors' tales." And while the evidence in the medical literature may be solidly, often unequivocally, against whatever "the doctor said," without access to that evidence, the pregnant woman is quite reasonably going to follow her doctor. Research-oriented and number-heavy yet understandable, this book is an attempt to make the medical literature on a variety of key obstetric issues accessible to people who lack the time, expertise, access, or proximity to a medical library to research concerns on their own.


By: Suzanne Arms

Like the original Immaculate Deception, this book is a treasure! Suzanne Arms tells the truth about modern childbirth and mother-baby care -- and she does it with great clarity and compassion.


By: Suzanne Arms

This classic takes a critical look at the medicalization of childbirth and at obstetric and midwifery care around the world.


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