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In-house Resources

Clients of Whole-Hearts Midwifery can borrow from our library, which includes books and DVDs on a wide variety of topics including breast feeding, natural birthing choices, midwifery, pregancy, parenting, birth traditions and water birth. We also have several children’s books for “expectant siblings”.

Suggested Reading:

There are lots of wonderful books available, but these are some of our favorites (and all available in our library as well!)

  • Ina May’s Guide To Childbirth, by Ina May Gaskin
  • Pregnancy & Childbirth Secrets, by Gail J. Dahl
  • Naturally Healthy Pregnancy, by Shonda Parker
  • The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth, by Henci Goer & Rhonda Wheeler
  • Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing, by Christiane Northrup, M.D.
  • Bestfeeding: Getting Breastfeeding Right for You: An Illustrated Guide, by Mary Renfrew, Chloe Fisher, and Suzanne Arms

Helpful Links:

Baby Wearing:

The Baby Wearer


Breast Feeding Made Simple
Rebecca Glover Breastfeeding Method
Breastfeeding, Inc (Dr. Jack Newman)
La Leche League


Naturally Healthy (Shonda Parker)
Motherlove Herbal
Mountain Meadow Herbs
Mountain Rose Herbs


The Brewer Diet
Facts About Genetically Engineered Food
Eat Wild
Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen

Natural Family Planning:

Couple to Couple League
Fertility Friend (free online classes for conception)
Fertility Monitor, Lady-Comp

Optimal Fetal Postioning:

Spinning Babies (Gail Tully)

Pregnancy Information:

Ask Dr. Sears
Childbirth Connection
The Cochrane Library
Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering
(Gloria Lemay) A Midwife’s Guide to an Intact Perineum
Ina May Gaskin
Informed Choices in Childbirth
Midwifery Today
Mother’s Naturally
Organization of Teratology Information Specialists




International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)


Waterbirth International

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"When a woman in labor sees her child, all of her anguish is forgotten and she breaks forth with joy because she has brought forth a new person into the world." - John the Apostle (John 16:21)