Pregnancy and Childbirth

The experience of pregnancy and childbirth marks a transition point in a person’s life from a time when their main responsibility was to themselves to a new chapter where they are now the caretaker of another human being. Whether you experience it from the vantage point of being pregnant or as a supportive partner, there are many things to consider when bringing a new life into the world. While you will certainly have some ups, downs, and other interesting adventures, the journey itself is worth paying attention to, as well as the amazing ultimate outcome of having a new baby.

Adventures in Natural Childbirth: Tales from Women on the Joys, Fears, Pleasures, and Pains of Giving Birth Naturally

Over the last few years, more and more women have been resisting the allure of “labor-free” elective c-sections in favor of the benefits of natural childbirth.

Oxytocin: The Biological Guide To Motherhood

What role does oxytocin play in the many changes that occur during pregnancy and breastfeeding designed to make mothers better mothers? How does birth, breastfeeding, and skin-to-skin contact affect oxytocin release? How do birth interventions—epidurals, Cesarean sections, oxytocin infusions, and ...

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way (Revised Edition)

The classic guide to an unmedicated childbirth, fully revised for the twenty-first century—with updated information and attractive new illustrations and photos throughout.

The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth

A groundswell of women are taking back their pregnancy and childbirth and embracing a natural way.

Childbirth Without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth

In an age where birth has often been overtaken by obstetrics, Dr Dick-Read's philosophy is still as fresh and relevant as it was when he originally wrote this book.

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth (Updated With New Material)

What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you.