Useful resources


Ina May Gaskin* Guide to Childbirth, Spiritual Midwifery & Birth Matters
* if I had to choose my favourite book for pregnant woman, it would be this one…
Michel Odent: The Oxytocin Factor/Birth & Breastfeeding/The Caesarean
Mark Harris: Men, Love & Birth – for husbands/partners
Kate Evans – Bump/Food of Love
Pam England: Birthing from Within
Janet Balaskas: New Active Birth & The Waterbirth Book
Sarah Buckley: Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering
Grantly Dick Read: Childbirth without Fear (specifically the ‘fear=tension=pain’ cycle)
Helen Churchill & Wendy Savage – Vaginal Birth After Caesarean
Milli Hill: Water Birth
Sheila Kitzinger – anything by her!
Sarah Schmid – Freebirth: self-directed pregnancy & birth
Toni Harman & Alex Wakeford – The Microbiome Effect
Pinter & Martin: Why it Matters series – essential evidence-based guides to pregnancy, birth and parenting
Heng Ou – The First Forty Days: the essential art of nourishing the new Mother