A Birth Warrior prepares for the win by researching! Education is everything IMO in realizing your empowerment – not just to in regard to raising your tot but also in terms of accomplishing a powerful labour.
Below are a few links that I’m confident you’ll find beneficial. You could always check my blog too for bite-sized videos on topics not listed here.
Why Doulas Matter – Maddie McMahon
- Safety in Childbirth – Marjorie Tew
- Homebirth: A Practical Guide – Nicky Weston
- Birth After Ceasarian – Jenny Lesley
The Positive Birth Book – Milli Hill
How to grow a Baby and push is out: Your no-nonsense guide to pregnancy and birth – Clemmie Hooper
Sex and Birth – Sheila Kitzinger
Childbirth Without Fear – Grantly Dick-Reed
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth – Ina May Gaskin
Spiritual Midwifery - Ina May Gaskin
Gentle Birth, Gentle mothering – Sarah J Buckley
Men, Love and Birth – Mark Harris
The first 40 Days: The essential arts of nourishing the new mother – Meng Ou
The Gentle Sleep Book: for calm babies, toddlers and pre-schooler – Sarah Ocknell-Smith
The food of love: Your Formula for Successful Breastfeeding – Kate Evans
The womanly art of breastfeeding – La Leche League
Evidenced-based care for Breastfeeding Mothers – Maria Pollard
Medical Research Papers:
Impact of Doulas on Healthy Birth Outcomes
Keenan, P. Benefits of massage therapy and use of a doula during labor and childbirth Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine Jan 2000, 6(1), pp.66-74. Abstract available here.
Rosen, P. Supporting women in labor: analysis of different types of caregivers Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health Jan-Feb 2004, Vol 49(1), pp.24-31. Abstract available here.
Yogev, S. Support in Labour: a literature review MIDIRS Midwifery Digest 2004, 14(4), pp.486-492
Positive Birth Movement
Baby Slings Meets
Lactation Consultants of Great Britain