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Natural Childbirth Resources

 

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These links have been compiled to help you in your desire to have and/or learn about natural, unmedicated birth. Please feel free to contact me if there are links you think I should add here. When you purchase products through some of these links you are supporting pureMotherhood. I only recommend the purchase of products that I own and love or would love to have.

Books & Videos

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth – First half is beautiful birth stories that will inspire you, not scare you. Second half gives information on birth and medical intervention.

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth – A great book that every woman should read before giving birth. Gives detailed information on the birth process and pros and cons of all medical intervention associated with birth.

The Birth Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birth (Sears Parenting Library)

The Official Lamaze Guide: Giving Birth with Confidence

Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care

Your Best Birth: Know All Your Options, Discover the Natural Choices, and Take Back the Birth Experience

The Business of Being Born (Movie available for purchase or Video On Demand)

Hypnobabies Home Study Course for Expectant Mothers Plus 2 Bonus Cds (I have not personally used this system but it gets great reviews from mom’s who have used it.)

Websites

Natural Unmedicated Childbirth Board @ Babycenter.com – A great place to ask questions and get answers and support from women who are knowledgeable about natural unmedicated birth.

mybestbirth (The website that compliments the The Business of Being Born and Your Best Birth)

Doulas of North America – Find out more about doulas and find one in your area!

International Cesarean Network (ICAN) – Find support for a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) or help in dealing with the emotional scars from a past c-section.

The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth

SpinningBabies.com – Help your baby get into optimal position for birth. Includes information on how to get a breech baby to turn naturally.

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