resources and links


Childbearing year: Making informed decisions
Corroborating Citations on the Safety of Homebirth
FAQ’s About Midwives and Midwifery Care
A good midwife makes giving birth at home as safe as in hospital
Home Birth and Out-of-Hospital Birth: Is it Safe?
Homebirth: Is it really a safe option?
Home Birth Literature Review
Home Birth Matters by Sheila Kitzinger
Home Birth Reference Site
Home Birth: The rest of the story
Home Birth Research Index
Is Homebirth Safe? by Henci Goer
Is Homebirth for You?
Lamaze International Response to New ACOG Out-of-Hospital Birth Policy Statement


books and movies


Baby Catcher, by Peggy Vincent (memoirs of a homebirth midwife)
Birthdays, a video by Naoli Vinaver and family (home waterbirth video)
Creating Your Birth Plan, by Marsden Wagenr (thorough and informative how-to)
The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth, by Sheila Kitzinger
Birthing From Within, by Pam England (childbirth preparation using art)
The Business of Being Born (video)
Pregnant in America (video)
Bestfeeding, by Renfrew, Fisher and Arms
Breastfeeding Your Baby, by Sheila Kitzinger
The Year After Childbirth, by Sheila Kitzinger
The Hip Mama Survival Guide, by Ariel Gore
Hip Mama Magazine, and Mothering Magazine
Silent Knife and Open Season, by Nancy Wainer Cohen (VBAC)
Herbal Healing for Women, by Gladstar
Taking Charge of Your Fertility, by Weschler
Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, by Northrup
Mothering the Mother, by Klaus, Kennell and Klaus (all about doulas)
Ended Beginnings, by Panuthos and Romeo (childbearing loss of all kinds)
Our Babies, Ourselves, by Meredith Small (anthroplogy and parenting)