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Recommended reading list for mamas and doulas   Leave a comment

Recommended Books

Connection Parenting-

Attachment Parenting- Allen Gronja and Betsy Kennedy

The Baby Book- Sears

Our Babies, Ourselves-

Becoming Attached-

Science of Parenting-

Advantages of Tandem Nursing-

How Weaning Happens-

Mothering Your Nursing Toddler-

My Child Wont Eat-

The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers-

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding-

Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids-

Baby Wearing-


A Secure Base-

Tummy 2 Tummy-(DVD)

The Vital Touch-


Nighttime Parenting- Sears

Sleeping with your Baby-

Sweat Dreams-

How to Talk so your Kids will Listen and Listen so your Kids will Talk-

Playful Parenting-

Unconditional Parenting-

Nonviolent Communication-

People Skills-

Breastfeeding and Natural Child Spacing-

Taking Charge of Your Fertility-

The Art of Natural Family Planning-

Attachment Parenting-Sears

The Family Bed-

Immaculate Deception-

Spiritual Midwifery- Ina May Glaston

Holding Time-

Continuum Concept-

The Diaper Free Book-

The Mind of Your Newborn-

Book List for Doulas

The Doula Book-Klaus

The Birth Partner- Penny Simkin

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to A Better Birth-Henri Goer

Nurturing the Family-Guide for Postpartum Doulas-Jacqueline Kelleher

After the Baby’s Birth-Robin Lim

Mothering the New Mother-Sally Placksin

Natural Health After Birth-Aviva Jill Romm

The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth-Shiela Kitzinger

Your Amazing Newborn-Klaus

Active Birth-Janet Balaskas

Easier Childbirth-Gayle Peterson

Ended Beginnings-Claudia Panethas

Ina May’s Guide to Motherhood-

Journey Into Motherhood-Sherri Menelli

Natural Pregnancy Book-Aviva Jill Romm

Nutrition for a Healthy Childbirth-Elizabeth Somer

When Survivors Give Birth-Penny Simkin and Phyllis Klaus

Hearts and Hands-Midwives Guide-Elizabeth Davis

Pocket Guide to Midwifery-Aviva Jill Romm

Paths to Becoming a Midwife-Midwifery Today Book


Posted June 19, 2011 by oldwaywmn in Uncategorized

Outline for the book I am working on.   Leave a comment

I.    Introduction
A.    First supporting information or detail for the sub-topic
B.    Second supporting information or detail for the sub-topic
C.    Third supporting detail or information for the sub-topic
II.    Just the Facts
A.    Definition
B.    History
C.    Statistics
D.          Future
III.    My Own humble Beginnings as a Natural Mama
A.    Colton
B.    Russell
C.    Niko
D.         Lila
E.          Growth and Conclusions
IV.    Journeys; Natural Births by Women Who Lived Them
A.    Gail Edwards
B.    Melissa K
C.    Elizabeth Smedburg
D.          Dawnah Brown
E.           Carmon Gonzales
F.            Sarah Smith
V.    Birth Professionals; Midwives, Doulas, and Doctors.
A.    Jill Breen- midwife
B.    Elizabeth- doula
C.    Quinn- Doula and placenta encapsulating
D.          Evelyn-Doula, Childbirth and hypnobirthing Instructor
VI.    Resources; websites, books, companies who all have something to offer to those who choose to.



Since posting this, I have spoken with a good friend of mine nad we have decided to change the focus of the book somomewhat. Instead of going with the theme of home birth in Maine, we are going to get more specific and talk about the Path of natural/primal birth in Maine and how it has changed over the years including many women’s choice to attempt (and often succeed) with a natural birth in the hospital. If you have any thoughts, opinions, questions, etc. feel free to share here.  I will be spending more time on this site blogging my thoughts on this and other subjects that come up as I focus on inner growth.

Posted June 19, 2011 by oldwaywmn in Uncategorized