Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife

10 best books like Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife (Peggy Vincent): Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding, Spiritual Midwifery, Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born, Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care, Birth Matters: A Midwife's Manifesta, Lady's Hands, Lion's Heart- A Midwife's Saga, Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation, A Midwife's Story

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
AuthorIna May Gaskin
What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you.

Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy...
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
AuthorLa Leche League International
This book is great for helping new moms get the hang of latching and positioning. That's about it.

Most moms work and many of those moms work full-time, so having an entire chapter of a breastfeeding book devoted to advocating that women NOT work is unsupportive, misogynistic and completely...
Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding
AuthorIna May Gaskin
Everything you need to know to make breastfeeding a joyful, natural, and richly fulfilling experience for both you and your baby

Drawing on her decades of experience in caring for pregnant women, mothers, and babies, Ina May Gaskin explores the health and psychological benefits of breastfeeding...
AuthorIna May Gaskin
Here is the 4th edition of the classic book on home birth that introduced a whole generation of women to the concept of natural childbirth. Back again are even more amazing birthing tales, including those from women who were babies in earlier editions and stories about Old Order Amish women attended...
Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born
AuthorTina Cassidy
From evolution to the epidural and beyond, Tina Cassidy presents a lively, enlightening, and impeccably researched cultural history of how and why we are born the way we are.

Women have been giving birth for millennia, so why is it that every culture—and every generation—seems to have...
AuthorJennifer Block
In the United States, more than half the women who give birth are given drugs to induce or speed up labor; for nearly a third of mothers, childbirth is major surgery - the cesarean section. For women who want an alternative, choice is often unavailable: Midwives are sometimes inaccessible; in eleven...
AuthorIna May Gaskin
Renowned for her practice's exemplary results and low intervention rates, Ina May Gaskin has gained international notoriety for promoting natural birth. She is a much-beloved leader of a movement that seeks to stop the hyper-medicalization of birth—which has lead to nearly a third of hospital...
AuthorCarol Leonard


Crystal's story brings up the issue of abortion, which most midwives try to avoid like the plague. No professional midwifery organization to date (copyright 2008) has adopted an official position on the abortion debate, preferring to ignore it in the hope that it will go away....
Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation
AuthorPam England
Here is a holistic approach to childbirth that examines this profound rite-of-passage not as a medical event but as an act of self-discovery. Exercises and activities such as journal writing, meditation, and painting will help mothers analyze their thoughts and face their fears during pregnancy....
A Midwife's Story
AuthorSheryl Feldman
A gripping first-hand account of midwife Penny Armstrong’s journey from student midwife in Glasgow to running her own practice among the Amish in rural Pennsylvania, A Midwife’s Story never fails to enlighten, inform and surprise.

Going far beyond mere biography, Armstrong’s journey...
AuthorHenci Goer
As an intelligent woman, you are probably used to learning as much as you can before making major decisions. But when it comes to one of the most important decisions of your life--how you will give birth—it is hard to gather accurate, unbiased information. Surprisingly, much of the research does not...
Active Birth : The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally
AuthorJanet Balaskas
Janet Balaskas led a movement of women who refused to give birth lying down. She has been teaching women about "active birth" ever since. In this updated and Americanized guide, Balaskas explains how to prepare for and experience a truly natural birth. She leads the pregnant woman through yoga-based...
The Birth Partner
AuthorPenny Simkin
This is a really fantastic resource for any person in a supportive role to a pregnant woman.

The book goes into explicit but easily digestible detail of pregnancy, different types of labor, the types of support one can offer in labor, what you'll encounter in a home birth vs a hospital birth,...
Natural Hospital Birth: The Best of Both Worlds
AuthorCynthia Gabriel
These days, many mothers-to-be find themselves torn between the desire for a natural childbirth with minimal medical intervention and the peace of mind offered by instant access to life-saving technology that only a hospital can provide. In Natural Hospital Birth, doula Cynthia Gabriel asserts...
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