Learn More About Birth

Some great resources to help you prepare for labor and delivery:



* The Birth That’s Right for You, by Amen Ness, Lisa Gould Rubin and Jackie Frederick Berner (McGraw-Hill, 2005)

* Easy Labor, by William Camann and Kathryn Alexander (Ballantine Books, 2006)

* The Essential C-Section Guide, by Dana Sullivan and Maureen Connolly (Random House, 2004)

* From the Hips, by Rebecca Odes and Ceridwen Morris (Three Rivers Press, 2007)

* The Official Lamaze Guide: Giving Birth With Confidence, by Judith Lothian, R.N., Ph.D. (Meadowbrook Press, 2005)

* What to Expect When You’re Expecting, 4th Edition, by Heidi Murkoff (Workman Publishing, 2008)

* You and Your Baby: Pregnancy, by Laura Riley, M.D. (Meredith Books, 2006)


* “The Business of Being Born,” created by Ricki Lake, shows home births and discusses the medicalization of childbirth in the U.S. www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com

* “Everyday Miracles: A Celebration of Birth” was created by a team of Lamaze-certified childbirth educators and shows natural childbirth www.injoyvideos.com

* “Laugh and Learn About Childbirth” features six childbirth classes given by Sheri Bayles, R.N., a Lamaze-certified childbirth educator www.laughandlearn.com

* “Orgasmic Birth,” created by Deborah Pascali-Bonaro, depicts the deliveries of seven women who chose to enjoy it www.orgasmicbirth.com