Heart & Hands: A Midwife's Guide to Pregnancy & Birth

10 best books like Heart & Hands: A Midwife's Guide to Pregnancy & Birth (Elizabeth Davis): Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding, Spiritual Midwifery, Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year (Wise Woman Herbal Series, #1), Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife, Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born, Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care, The Doula Book: How A Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have A Shorter, Easier, And Healthier Birth, Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation, Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: The Wisdom and Science of Gentle Choices in Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting

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...
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...
AuthorSusun S. Weed
Simple, safe remedies for pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, and newborns.

Now in its 24th printing. A confirmed favorite with pregnant women, midwives, childbirth educators, and new parents. Packed with clear, comforting, and superbly helpful information.

Beginning with...
AuthorPeggy Vincent
An inspiring collection of birth stories by a charming midwife.

Each time she knelt to “catch” another wriggling baby—nearly three thousand times during her remarkable career—California midwife Peggy Vincent paid homage to the moment when pain bows to joy and the world makes way...
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...
The Doula Book: How A Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have A Shorter, Easier, And Healthier Birth
AuthorJohn H. Kennell
More and more parents-to-be all over the world are choosing the comfort and reassuring support of birth with a trained labor companion called a "doula." This warm, authoritative, and irreplaceable guide completely updates the authors' earlier book, Mothering the Mother, and adds much new and important...
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....
AuthorSarah J. Buckley
An authoritative guide to natural childbirth and postpartum parenting options from an MD who home-birthed her own four children.

Sarah Buckley might be called a third-wave natural birth advocate. A doctor and a mother, she approaches the question of how a woman and baby might have the most...
AuthorSheila Kitzinger
This new edition of The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth has been extensively revised to reflect scientific advances and cultural trends. Here, candidly and reasonably presented, is all the information expectant parents need to make their own decisions about everything--from which tests...
AuthorAviva Romm
Reading The Natural Pregnancy Book is like having your own personal herbalist and midwife at your side. Expertly written by Aviva Jill Romm, who has been providing family-centered natural health care for almost twenty years, it guides women through treating the common ills and ailments of pregnancy...
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...
AuthorSuzanne Arms
Published in 1994 (it seems to have also been published in 1997 with a different subtitle, but the copy I read was from ’94), this book is out of date in some respects; however, much of the information it contains is timeless. I would be interested to see what an updated version would say (this is itself...
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,...
Childbirth without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth
AuthorGrantly Dick-Read
Although "Childbirth Without Fear" is a catchy title, I think a more accurate title would have been "Childbirth Without Ignorance." The basic gist is that the more a mother knows about the mechanics of childbirth, the more she is able to relax and break the fear-tension-pain cycle that leads to [in Dick-Read's...
Healthy Aging
AuthorAndrew Weil
Hugely informative, practical, and uplifting. Healthy Aging is infused with the engaging candor and common sense that have made Dr. Andrew Weil our most trusted source on healthy living.


– The Anti-inflammatory Diet: following Dr. Weil's guide...
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