Recommended Reading

Armstrong, and Feldman.  A Midwife’s Story. Pinter and Martin; 2007.

Armstrong, and Feldman. A Wise Birth. Pinter and Martin; 2007.

Buckley, Sarah. Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering. One Moon Press; 2005.

Chester, Penfield. Sisters on a Journey. Rutger’s University Press; 1998.

** Davis, Elizabeth. Heart and Hands: a Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth, 3rd ed. Celestial Arts; 1997.

England and Horowitz. Birthing from Within. Partera Press; 1998.

Gaskin, Ina May. Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, Bantam; 2003

**  Goer, Henci. The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth. Penguin Putnam; 1999.

**  Hall, Jennifer.  Midwifery Mind and Spirit. Elsevier; 2001.

Jordan, Brigitte. Birth in Four Cultures. Eden Press; 1992.

 Kirschmann. Nutrition Almanac.6th ed.  McGraw Hill; 2006.

  Mohrbacher, and Stock. The Breastfeeding Answer Book. Le Leche League Int’l; 3rd ed. 2003.

Odent, Michel. Birth Reborn. Knopf Publishing Group; 1986.

Odent, Michel. The Farmer and the Obstetrician. Free Association Books Ltd; 2002.

** Page, Lesley Ann. The New Midwifery. Churchill Livingstone; 2000.

** Renfrew, et al. Bestfeeding: Getting Breastfeeding Right. 2nd ed. Celestial Arts; 2000.

Rooks, Judith Pence. Midwifery and Childbirth in America. Temple; 1999.

** Simkin and Ancheta. Labor Progress Handbook. Blackwell; 2000.

** Sinclair, Constance. A Midwife’s Handbook. Saunders; 2004.

** Walsh, Linda. Midwifery: Community Based Childbirth. Saunders; 2001.

 ** Wickham, Sarah. Midwifery, Best Practice. Elsevier; 2003.

Journals and Magazines such as Midwifery Today, Birth, Mothering

Out of print, but still excellent are: Carolyn Steiger, Becoming a Midwife and Barbara Katz Rothman, In Labor: Women and Power in the Birthplace.

You may also want to invest in a good medical dictionary.

This list does not include textbooks used in Birthingway’s classes, including all of Anne Frye’s books, Varney’s Midwifery, and William’s Obstetrics, as well as a variety of books on plant medicine and other modalities of healing.

** Books on NARM’S Reference List. We have not included all of the books on NARM’s list. Check out their website for another good resource for recommended reading of a more academic nature. See Candidate Information Bulletin.