Preparing for Birth

Preparing for birthLamaze International for Parents

The Bradley Method of Husband-Coached Natural Childbirth

Birthing From Within



Midwifery Today website

DONA International website

Articles and Resources from Penny Simkin

Science & Sensibility blog from Lamaze International

Ina May Gaskin website

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering website of Dr. Sarah Buckley

Gloria Lemay’s Birth Blog

Birthing the Easy Way website of Sheila Stubbs


Recommended Books

Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn (4th Edition): The Complete Guide by Penny Simkin, April Bolding, Ann Keppler and Janelle Durham

The Birth Partner, Third Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas and all Other Labor Companions by Penny Simkin

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin

Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation by Pam England and Rob Horowitz

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer

Pregnancy and Birth: The Best Evidence by Joyce Barrett and Teresa Pitman

The Birth Book by William Sears and Martha Sears

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor’s Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices by Dr. Sarah Buckley

Birthing The Easy Way by Sheila Stubbs