We would like to welcome you to the wonderful world of homebirth. The following information will help prepare you for your upcoming home birth. If you have any questions, we’re always happy to help you with them. You will need to attend a Childbirth Education class if this is your first baby, or you haven’t attended a class in the last five years.
HOMEBIRTH SUGGESTED READING
We like to encourage you to read as much as possible on homebirth. It is very important that you make this an educated decision. Below are various books that you might find interesting. It is not a complete list, but it is a good start. Your local library should have some of them or your childbirth instructor may have books to loan you. We have most of these books, as well as several birth videos. If you would like to check one out, please let us know.
Husband Coached Childbirth – Dr. Bradley
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding – LeLeche League
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth – Ina May Gaskin
After the Baby is Born – Carl Jones
Hey Who’s Having This Baby Anyway? – Breck Hawk
Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn – Penny Simkin
The Birth Partner – Penny Simkin
Homebirth – Sheila Kitzinger
Special Delivery – Rahima Baldwin
A Good Birth, A Safe Birth – Diana Korte & Rebecca Scaer
Video: The Business of Being Born by Rikki Lake & Abby Epstein
HELPFUL HOMEBIRTH WEBSITES