Suggested Reading

Nisa with her new son Theo

Alice, welcoming Evrett

Annie with Grace

Mindy helping at Rex's birth

Homebirth Resources

Suggested Reading:

"Born in the USA" How a Broken Maternity System Must be Fixed to Put Women and Children First by Marsden Wagner, M.D., M.S

Why Homebirth? by Jill Cohen, associate editor, Midwifery Today
Birthing From Within by Pam England,
CNM and Rob Horowitz, PhD

Homebirth, The Essential Guide to Giving Birth Outside of the Hospital by Sheila Kitzinger

Birth Reborn by Dr. Michel Odent

The Five Standards for Safe Childbearing by David Stewart, PhD

Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

Special Delivery by Rahima Baldwin

Lying-In: A History of Childbirth in America
by Richard W. and Dorothy C. Wertz

Brought to Bed, Childbearing in America, 1750-1950 by Judith Walzer Leavitt

The American Way of Birth by Jessica Mitford

"Mother and Child were Saved": The Memoirs (1693-1740) of the Frisian Midwife Catharina Schrader translated by Hilary Marland

A Midwive's Tale, The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on her Diary, 1785 - 1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Mothers and Midwives, A History of Traditional Childbirth by Janet Issacs Ashford

Witches, Midwives and Nurses: A History of Women Healers by Barbara Ehrenreich and Deidre English

In Labor, Women and Power in the Birth Place
by Barbara Katz Rothman

Making Midwives Legal; Childbirth, Medicine and the Law by Ramond G. DeVries

Pursuing the Birth Machine, The search for appropriate birth technology by Marsden Wagner, MD

Increasing Access to Out-of-Hospital Maternity Care Services through Self-Regulated and Nationally Certified Direct Entry Midwives by the American Public Health Association

Childbearing Policy within a National Health Program: An Evolving Consensus for New Directions a project of the Women's Institute for Childbearing Policy, 1994, (a collective position paper by the Boston Women's Health Collective, the National Black Women's Health Project, the National Woman's Health Network and the Institute for Childbearing Policy

Obstetric Myths Versus Research Realities, A Guide to the Medical Literature by Henci Goer