Birth and Breastfeeding

I am passionate about natural birth and breastfeeding! I want all women to know their options so they can have the best experience possible. Giving birth is a transformative experience like no other. Get informed, learn about your body, and know the implications of the common medical interventions done today. You CAN have a peaceful, drug free birth. Birth doesn't have to be scary!

Here are a few posts I've written on the subject:

Below I've listed a few resources to get you started. There is also a blog list in my sidebar with some of the birth blogs I frequent. I will be adding to both lists as I discover new ones.

Recommended Books (This list is not comprehensive but definitely covers a lot of information on these topics.):

Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
Birth Matters: A Midwife's Manifesta by Ina May Gaskin
Your Best Birth by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein
The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer & Rhonda Wheeler
Birthing from Within by Pam England, CNM & Rob Horowitz, PhD
Pushed: The Painful Truth about Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care by Jennifer Block
Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born by Tina Cassidy
The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International
Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding by Ina May Gaskin
Adventures in Tandem Nursing by Hilary Flower
The Breastfeeding Book by Martha and William Sears