Resources on Natural Birth

NATURAL BIRTH RESOURCE LIST

Here is a list of books, films, websites, and other content on the social justice issues surrounding birthing and “natural” childbirths in the United States.

BOOKS:

Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care , by Jennifer Block (De Capo Press, 2007).

Birth: The Surprising History of How We are Born, by Tina Cassidy (Grove Press, 2007).

Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife , by Peggy Vincent (Scribner, 2002).


FILMS:

The Business of Being Born: A documentary film from executive director Ricky Lake and director Abby Epstein (2008).

WEBSITES:

Childbirth Connection: Since 1918, this site has been “helping women and health professionals make informed maternity care decisions.”

Giving Birth With Confidence: "Real Women Sharing Stories, Finding Answers, and Supporting Each Other. “

Sense and Sensibility: "A Research Blog About Health Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond from Lamaze International.”

Coalition for Improving Maternity Services: "Making Mother-Friendly Care a Reality. “

GENERAL RESOURCES:

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