Books for Unassisted Birth Preparation
This list is always growing as more books are written! At least a half dozen have come out in the past year - the movement of women to empowerment and self-awareness is expanding! Not all of these books are specifically about unassisted birth, so I've tried to categorize them. The others that I suggest are powerful reads about birth in general, even when they discuss assisted home or hospital birth.
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Born Free: Unassisted Childbirth in North America, thesis by Rixa Ann Spencer Freeze (free PDF download)
Unassisted Childbirth, Laura Kaplan Shanley Hardcover
The Complete Book of Pregnancy & Childbirth, Sheila Kitzinger Paperback | Ebook
Spiritual Midwifery, Ina May Gaskin Paperback | Ebook
Special Delivery, Rahima Baldwin Paperback | Ebook
Heart & Hands, Elizabeth Davis Paperback | Ebook
Birthing From Within, Pam England Paperback | Ebook
The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth, Henci Goer Paperback | Ebook
Childbirth Without Violence, Frederick Leboyer Paperback
Conscious Conception, Jeannine Parvati (out of print - if you ever find a copy, snatch it up!)
Emergency Childbirth, Gregory White (free PDF download)
Pleasurable Husband/Wife Childbirth, Marilyn Moran (out of print - if you ever find a copy, it's a literally priceless treasure!)
What books have you found invaluable as you've prepared for your births? Add them in the comments below!