Resources and Links

In no particular order, I highly recommend the following resources. Local resources are starred.

*Massachusetts Midwives' Alliance

Midwives Alliance of North America's consumer site, Mothers Naturally

The International Cesarean Awareness Network

*Massachusetts Friends of Midwives

*Tora Jones Photography

*AMW Photos

La Leche League

*Nursing Mothers Counsel

*Vicky Reichert, counselor specializing in pregancy and postpartum

And here are my top picks for books and movies:

Pregnancy, Birth and Midwifery

Baby Catcher, by Peggy Vincent (memoirs of a homebirth midwife)

Birthdays, a video by Naoli Vinaver and family (home waterbirth video)

Creating Your Birth Plan, by Marsden Wagenr (thorough and informative how-to)

The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth, by Sheila Kitzinger

Birthing From Within, by Pam England (childbirth preparation using art)

The Business of Being Born (video)

Pregnant in America (video)

Postpartum and Breastfeeding:

Bestfeeding, by Renfrew, Fisher and Arms

Breastfeeding Your Baby, by Sheila Kitzinger

The Year After Childbirth, by Sheila Kitzinger

The Hip Mama Survival Guide, by Ariel Gore

Hip Mama Magazine, and Mothering Magazine


Silent Knife and Open Season, by Nancy Wainer Cohen (VBAC)

Herbal Healing for Women, by Gladstar

Taking Charge of Your Fertility, by Weschler

Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, by Northrup

Mothering the Mother, by Klaus, Kennell and Klaus (all about doulas)

Ended Beginnings, by Panuthos and Romeo (childbearing loss of all kinds)

Our Babies, Ourselves, by Meredith Small (anthroplogy and parenting)

Nechama Wildanah, CPM
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