Recommended Reading

Whether you're a pregnant Mother, a new Father, an aspiring midwife, or simply a birth enthusiast, you will find some of Mallory and Hannah's favorite resources here.

 
 
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spiritual midwifery by ina may gaskin

Ina May Gaskin is the Mother of American midwifery and the founder and director of the Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee.  Her classic book introduced a generation of women to the power of natural, low-intervention child birth. 


mindful birthing by nancy bardacke

Nancy Bardacke, nurse-midwife and mindfulness teacher, lays out her innovative program for pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond. Drawing on groundbreaking research in neuroscience, mindfulness meditation, and mind/body medicine, Bardacke offers practices that will help you find calm and ease during this life-changing time, providing lifelong skills for healthy living and wise parenting.

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heart and hands by elizabeth davis

This book provides a beautiful guide throughout pregnancy, birth and postpartum. A very thorough book for (student) midwives and doulas who want to dive into the holistic approach of pregnancy and birth. Written by midwife Elizabeth Davis, who is an inspiration for all midwives. 

This book is part of the obligatory lecture list for our Midwifery Immersion Retreat. 

 
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Spinning Babies

Spinning Babies is an approach to optimize the physical relationship between the bodies of the mother and baby for the easing of childbirth. Spinning Babies is a new paradigm that takes clues from baby’s position and station for natural, physiological solutions. Try it in any birth setting, childbirth program, or pain management plan.

see website at www.spinningbabies.com

 
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birth reborn by michel odent

The internationally known French physician and head of the Pithiviers Maternity Clinic in northern France explains his revolutionary natural childbirth methods, which result in some of the lowest infant mortality figures in the world. Now, in this second edition of his best-selling book, Dr. Odent has written a new introduction which examines and describes the impact these birthing practices are having throughout the world.