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




Online Courses:


Community Groups:

Positive Birth Movement


Baby Slings Meets


Breastfeeding Support:


Lactation Consultants of Great Britain