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Active Birth. Janet Balaskas, $23.95

Janet Balaskas led a movement of women who refused to give birth lying down. She has been teaching women about active birth ever since. In this updated and Americanized guide, Balaskas explains how to prepare for and experience a truly natural birth. She leads the pregnant woman through yoga-based stretching exercises and massage practice, and describes the stages of labor and comfortable positions for each, at home or in a hospital. Balaskas has also included a chapter on water birth as well as postpartum exercises.


Adventures in Natural Childbirth: Tales from Women on the Joys, Fears, Pleasures and Pains of Giving Birth Naturally. Edited Janet Schwegel, foreword by Pam England, $25.50

Natural childbirth has the potential to empower women by reinforcing their belief in themselves and their abilities. In Adventures in Natural Childbirth, editor Janet Schwegel delivers a wonderful collection of empowering personal stories from women on their journey through pregnancy, labor, and natural childbirth. Whether they birth with the help of a midwife, doula, physician or in some cases — unassisted — these women relate tales that capture the full range of emotions and physical sensations natural childbirth can evoke, and give readers a true sense of the joys and the hard work involved.


Bearing Witness: Childbirth Stories Told by Doulas. Lisa Doran & Lisa Caron, Editors, $20.00

Bearing Witness is an anthology written by doulas — women working with birthing families. These stories speak of the joy and also of the frustration that comes with the job. Sometimes funny, often difficult to hear, the tales told in Bearing Witness bring a new dimension to our understanding of modern birth practices.

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Birth In Focus: Stories and Photos to Inform, Educate and Inspire. Becky Reedhiller, $33.00

Birth In Focus offers the reader a chance to see birth made real. Water birth, breech birth, twin birth, Caesarean birth — all are shown in ‘photo stories’, with accompanying text written both by the woman and her midwife, and sometimes also the partner or a child who was present. Clear images of the birth process provide an excellent educational tool for students, as well as offering inspiration to those who may not have had the opportunity to see birth in this way. A chapter on reflection points for practitioners will help professionals and birth supporters explore further the issues highlighted in the individual stories.


The Birth Partner: a Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and Other Labor Companions, 4th Edition, Revised. Penny Simkin, $25.95

For the partner or support person who wishes to be truly helpful in the birthing room, this book is indispensable. This completely updated edition includes thorough information on:

  • Preparing for labor and knowing when it has begun
  • Normal labor and how to help the woman every step of the way
  • Epidurals and other medications for labor
  • Non-drug techniques for easing labor pain
  • Caesarean birth and complications that may require it
  • Breastfeeding and newborn care
  • And much more

Fully revised in its fourth edition, The Birth Partner remains the definitive guide for preparing to help a woman through childbirth and the essential manual to have at hand during the event.


Birthing Fathers: the Transformation of Men in American Rites of Birth. Richard Reed, $25.95

Anthropologist Richard Reed takes a fascinating look at men’s roles in childbirth and the ways in which the birth of a child transforms a man’s identity and his relations with his partner, his new baby and society. Drawing on the feminist critique of the medicalization of birth, he argues that the clinical nature of medical interventions and a medical model of childbirth distances fathers from the birth — despite the fact that fathers are welcomed into the birthing unit.

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Birthing From Within. Pam England & Rob Horowitz, $28.95

Here is a holistic approach to childbirth that examines this profound rite-of-passage not as a medical event but as an act of self-discovery. Exercises and activities such as journal writing, meditation, and painting will help mothers analyze their thoughts and face their fears during pregnancy. For use during birth, the book offers proven techniques for coping with labor pain without drugs, a discussion of the doctor or midwife’s role, and a look at the father’s responsibilities. Childbirth education should also include what to expect after the baby is born. Here are baby basics, such as how to bathe a newborn, how to get the little one to sleep, and tips for getting nursing off to a good start. Pregnancy, birth, and postpartum is a process of continuous learning and adjustment; Birthing From Within provides the necessary support and education to make each phase of birthing a rewarding experience.


Calm Birth: Prenatal Meditation for Conscious Childbirth, Revised. Robert Bruce Newman, $23.50

A resource for pregnant women and birth workers looking for empowering mind-body practices for a healthier kind of birth, this edition, revised with updated research and new material, shows how we can restore childbirth to its sacred status. The Calm Birth method, based on successful programs of the Harvard Medical School and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, combines three proven practices — relaxation, meditation, and healing — with current scientific knowledge to nurture the expectant mother’s natural ability to give birth in true harmony with her body and her baby. Newman contextualizes the multilayered method within the existing literature of mind-body medicine and meditation science, as well as the meditation traditions from which two of the methods originate.

This revised edition contains updated research in the fields of meditation, birth, and the prenatal period, two new birth stories, three new chapters, and new photo documentation.


Choices in Childbirth. InJoy Videos, $89.99 (2 Volume DVD Set) Note: InJoy DVDs are sold for Home Use Only; and for sale only within Canada. All other users can contact Parentbooks for more information

Choices in Childbirth guides parents step-by-step through three different childbirth interventions and provides an even-handed presentation of benefits and drawbacks.

Volume 1: Epidural Anesthesia 20 minutes. Compare and contrast two birth stories: an epidural and a non-medicated birth. Understand the epidural procedure and how it may affect labor and birth. The merits and drawbacks of this most common pain relief option are explored thoroughly.

Volume 2: Cesarean Birth 22 minutes. With first-of-its-kind, 3D cesarean animation, intertwined with one couple's unplanned cesarean birth story, viewers will have a better understanding of the procedure than ever before. (An actual surgery is included at the end to be shown at your option).

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Confident Birth. Susanna Heli, $20.95

Women have an innate ability to give birth, a knowledge that has been acquired through thousands of years of evolution. Yet all too often fear and stress can get in the way and block the natural process of childbirth.

In this inspiring new book, Susanna Heli, an experienced doula and physiotherapist, shows how childbirth can be transformed by understanding how fear can affect birth and how it is possible to overcome it by using four simple, dynamic and effective tools to rediscover the inner power to give birth. The tools are equally effective whichever type of birth you choose, and whether or not you have given birth before. The book also offers practical advice to help the birth partner support the labouring woman. CONFIDENT BIRTH will give you and your birth partner all the tools you need to cope with the challenges of childbirth, and make it an empowering and positive experience.


The Dad’s Playbook to Labor and Birth. Theresa & Brad Halvorsen, $17.95

A practical and strategic guide to preparing for the big day!


Understanding and Teaching Optimal Foetal Positioning

The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier and Healthier Birth, 3rd Edition. Marshall Klaus, John Kennell & Phyllis Klaus, $22.00

Expectant parents are increasingly choosing the help of a trained labour assistant, or doula, to support them during the birth of their children. THE DOULA BOOK is a warm, authoritative guide to helping families plan for the best possible birth and postpartum experience. Full of informative material including the research on doulas and their effect on birth, this is a terrific read for anyone considering hiring a doula.

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The Doula Guide to Birth: Secrets Every Woman Should Know. Ananda Lowe & Rachel Zimmerman, $20.00

The Doula Guide to Birth is a comprehensive guide to every major pregnancy and delivery issue — from the perspective of experienced doulas and labour support professionals.


Doulas’ Guide to Birthing Your Way. Jan Mallak & Teresa Bailey, $24.95

Knowing what to anticipate and having a birth vision will help you take control of your birth and make educated decisions should the need arise. Doulas’ Guide to Birthing Your Way leads you step-by-step through the birth process so you’ll know what to expect.


Doulas: Why Every Pregnant Woman Deserves One. Susan Ross, $25.95

Doulas are trained to look after you, both emotionally and physically, during pregnancy, labour and birth. They empower you to negotiate the best care for you and your baby. They act as your advocate, and provide support, reassurance, and encouragement. In DOULAS, you will find all you need to know about:

  • Why doulas are so important to the birth experience
  • Choosing the right doula for you
  • What doula care entails
  • Prenatal education
  • Conquering your fear of labour and birthing
  • And much more …

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Feng Shui Mommy: Creating Balance and Harmony for Blissful Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood. Bailey Gaddis, $24.50

Impending motherhood serves up a confusing cocktail of heroic strength and terrifying vulnerability. Our culture has seized on the “vulnerability” part of this experience and tends to reinforce a pregnant woman’s insecurities instead of encouraging her to embrace this most natural time and trust her body, her intuition, and her own mind. Feng Shui Mommy takes a different approach, helping the expecting mother build her own unique, epic journey to motherhood. It’s about supporting her while she shores up her mind-body-spirit alignment so she can best handle the cosmic kick in the uterus and juicy kiss on the soul that pregnancy is.

Bailey Gaddis guides women through the experience, providing specific suggestions for mind, body, and spirit for each trimester (including the “fourth,” after birth), leading to birth preparation designed for each mother and baby, and culminating in strong mother-child bonding. She includes detailed and practical information about prenatal exercise and nutrition, birth preferences and birthing positions, breath work, breastfeeding, and much more. Her advice allows mothers to welcome delight and curiosity into the journey while taking each phase with purpose and calm — and even a sense of fun. This comprehensive guide makes challenge and change joyful, allowing new life to be as incomparably wonder-filled as it is meant to be.


Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: a Doctor’s Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Practices. Sarah Buckley, $21.99

Sarah Buckley might be called a third-wave natural birth advocate. A doctor and a mother, she approaches the question of how a woman and baby might have the most fulfilling birth experience with respect for the wisdom of both medical science and the human body. Using current medical and epidemiological research plus women's experiences, she demonstrates that what she calls "undisturbed birth" is almost always healthier and safer than high-technology approaches to birth. Her wise counsel on issues like breastfeeding and sleeping during postpartum helps extend the gentle birth experience into a gentle parenting relationship.

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Giving Birth with Confidence, 3rd Edition. Judith Lothian & Charlotte DeVries, $19.95

Giving Birth with Confidence presents childbearing as an elegant, simple, healthy process instead of an experience fraught with danger. Written in a respectful and positive tone this is a great guide for all expectant parents to guide them toward a safe, healthy pregnancy and birth and the best start for their baby.


A Good Birth: Finding the Positive and Profound In Your Birth Experience. Anne Drapkin Lyerly, $19.00

Drawing on a landmark study involving more than one hundred pregnant women and mothers, a renowned OB/GYN synthesizes the secrets to a good birth — medically and emotionally.


Homebirth in the Hospital: Integrating Natural Childbirth with Modern Medicine. Stacey Marie Kerr, $21.95

Homebirth in the Hospital is a wonderful blend of birth-stories, compassionate and inspiring ideas and woman-centered care. This book demonstrates what is possible when caregivers and clients work together to honour the birthing process.

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How You Were Born. Mňnica Calaf & Mikel Fuentes, $12.95

A clear, gentle and loving description of the process of a homebirth, with charming illustrations — perfect for satisfying a child's curiosity about how babies are born.


Hypnobirthing Home Study Course Manual: Step by Step to an Easy, Natural and Pain Free Birth. Kathryn Clark, $28.95

The Hypnobirthing Home Study Course is complete birth education, so you are fully prepared for your best birth experience. This step by step guide covers natural birthing, alternative options, and the best medical interventions. So no matter what path your birth ends up taking, you will be fully prepared, confident, calm, and in control.


HypnoBirthing: the Mongan Method, 4th Edition. Marie Mongan, $29.95

HypnoBirthing® has gained momentum around the globe as a positive and empowering method of childbirth. Here's why: HypnoBirthing helps women to become empowered by developing an awareness of the instinctive birthing capability of their bodies. It greatly reduces the pain of labor and childbirth; frequently eliminates the need for drugs; reduces the need for caesarean surgery or other doctor-controlled birth interventions; and it also shortens birthing and recovery time, allowing for better and earlier bonding with the baby, which has been proven to be vital to the mother-child bond. What's more, parents report that their infants sleep better and feed more easily when they haven't experienced birth trauma. With the Mongan Method parents can take control of the greatest and most important event of their lives. This is not hocus-pocus, this is science.

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In the Spirit of Homebirth: Modern Women, an Ancient Choice. Edited by Bronwyn Preece, $18.95

This collection of stories that celebrate the beauty and power of giving birth comes from women of indigenous communities, of diverse socioeconomic classes and religions, in urban and rural settings. Partners describe the awe of watching a loved one bring new life into the world, children write sweetly about getting a baby brother or sister, and midwives and doulas tell us what it is like to aid women on their journeys.

In the Spirit of Homebirth presents birth as a physical action as well as a sacred act, an expression of deep love and of belief in the power of the human spirit. Homebirth is a choice, and In the Spirit of Homebirth tells us why women from all walks of life and their families make this choice today when they have the right to give birth as they wish. In the Spirit of Homebirth presents homebirth, not as an archaic practice but as a remarkably contemporary expression of a long tradition and a profoundly empowering and joyous event.


Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth. Ina May Gaskin, $20.00

What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you. Based on the female-centered Midwifery Model of Care, INA MAY’S GUIDE TO CHILDBIRTH gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention.

Filled with inspiring birth stories and practical advice, this invaluable resource takes the fear out of childbirth by restoring women’s faith in their own natural power to give birth with less pain, more ease, and greater satisfaction.


It’s My Body, My Baby, My Birth: a Film about Natural Childbirth. Wisewoman Childbirth Traditions, $13.95 (DVD format, 27 minutes)

An educational birth film that tells the story of seven mothers and their emotional journeys to natural childbirth. Beautifully filmed, the DVD presents the views and experiences of mothers, their partners (including one lesbian couple), midwives, an obstetrician and a childbirth educator. Each woman’s story is unique and powerful. Pain, safety and fear are all addressed in this compelling film.

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Mama Midwife: a Birth Adventure. Christy Tyner, $18.95

Join Miso the Mouse and her friends on a hip and tender birth adventure with Miso’s mother — a hard working midwife.


Mama, Talk about When Max Was Born. Toni Olson, illustrated by S. Marie Carlson, $24.95

This sweet picture book tells the story of Max’s birth, which takes place at home in water. Max’s older sister likes to hear about when Mama first learned she was pregnant, about visiting the midwives, about preparing for Max’s arrival, and about the birth itself.


Mindful Birthing: Training the Mind, the Body and Heart for Childbirth and Beyond. Nancy Bardacke, $24.99

With MINDFUL BIRTHING, Nancy Bardacke, nurse-midwife and mindfulness teacher, lays out her innovative program for pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond. Drawing on groundbreaking research in neuroscience, mindfulness meditation, and mind/body medicine, Bardacke offers practices that will help you find calm and ease during this life-changing time, providing lifelong skills for healthy living and wise parenting.

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Mindful Hypnobirthing: Hypnosis and Mindfulness Techniques for a Calm and Confident Birth. Sophie Fletcher, $31.99

Hypnotherapist and experienced doula Sophie Fletcher shares with you the secrets to having a safe, natural and positive birth. Using a powerful combination of mindfulness, hypnosis and relaxation techniques, Sophie will ensure you feel genuinely excited and completely prepared for birth. With stories from women who have successfully used the tools in this book, and downloadable hypnosis and relaxation tracks, discover how to:

  • use your mind and body together to stay focused and in control
  • draw on visualisation and breathing techniques to help birth progress
  • feel positive and empowered, before, during and after you give birth

Miracle of Birth 3: Five Birth Stories DVD. InJoy Videos, $49.99 (51 minutes/5 segments) Note: InJoy DVDs are sold for Home Use Only; and for sale only within Canada. All other users can contact Parentbooks for more information

Candid interviews, real labor footage and a diverse collection of mothers and birth experiences will keep viewers entertained and informed as they prepare for their own birth experience.


Natural Hospital Birth: the Best of Both Worlds. Cynthia Gabriel, $23.95

In Natural Hospital Birth, doula Cynthia Gabriel shows expectant mothers what they can do to avoid unnecessary medical interventions and how to take initiative and consciously prepare for the kind of birth they want to have. Also included are inspiring stories from other women who know firsthand that natural birth in the hospital is possible. With this book, you will be equipped with the knowledge you need to ensure a satisfying hospital birth.

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Positions for Labor: Maternal Movement and Optimal Fetal Positioning DVD. InJoy Videos, $39.99 (19 minutes) Note: InJoy DVDs are sold for Home Use Only; and for sale only within Canada. All other users can contact Parentbooks for more information

This program uses state-of-the art 3-D  animation of fetal rotation and descent, to show moms and their support people the benefits of walking, sitting, forward leaning, side-lying and more throughout labor and birth.


The Simple Guide to Having a Baby. Janelle Durham, Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley & Ann Keppler, $19.95

The simple way to learn about pregnancy, giving birth, and caring for your baby. This accessible, easy-to-read guide is a simplified version of the best-selling Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn for expectant parents who want only the most important, need-to-know, how-to information. The book tells readers: how to stay healthy during pregnancy, how to handle labor pain and birth, and how to care for a new baby. Using clear and simple language, it includes:

  • Advice on what to do and what not to do during pregnancy
  • Descriptions of easy exercises to help you stay healthy and feel better
  • Information on what to expect during labor and birth
  • Ways to deal with childbirth pain
  • Helpful hints on breastfeeding and being a parent

Survivor Moms: Women’s Stories of Birthing, Mothering and Healing after Sexual Abuse. Mickey Sperlich & Julia Seng, $55.95

Sexual abuse and the reactions to it affect mothers' whole lives—from thinking about having children all the way to being grandmothers. These effects are far-reaching and deeply felt. Survivor Moms shares narrative excerpts from interviews with women who have survived abuse; along with the clinical perspectives of midwives and contributions from other healthcare professionals. Whether you are a survivor, a midwife, a mental health provider, or you know a survivor who is on this path, you will learn from this book about mothering and the ongoing journey of healing and surviving.

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The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth. Henci Goer, $19.50

As an intelligent woman, you are probably used to learning as much as you can before making major decisions. But when it comes to one of the most important decisions of your life--how you will give birth—it is hard to gather accurate, unbiased information. Surprisingly, much of the research does not support common medical opinion and practice.

Birth activist Henci Goer gives clear, concise information based on the latest medical studies. The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth helps you compare and contrast your various options and shows you how to avoid unnecessary procedures, drugs, restrictions, and tests. The book covers:

  • Caesarean Section
  • Breech babies
  • Inducing labor
  • Electronic Fetal Monitoring
  • Coping with slow labor
  • Pain medication
  • Vaginal birth after a Caesarean
  • Doulas
  • Deciding on a doctor or midwife
  • Choosing where to have your baby
  • and much more...

Understanding Birth: a Comprehensive Guide, 2nd Edition DVD. InJoy Videos (2 DVDs, 135 minutes & 48 minutes) $129.95 Note: InJoy DVDs are sold for Home Use Only; and are for sale only within Canada. All other users can contact Parentbooks for more information

The second edition of this award-winning program includes current, evidence-based information, all new footage, and an overall fresh look. As viewers follow the featured families from pregnancy through postpartum, they see a variety of labor experiences, including a natural birth, interventions, and an unplanned cesarean section.

 2 DVDs are included with the purchase: Understanding Birth 2nd Edition Express condenses the full-length program and provides the most sought-after topics in less than an hour. The package includes a Facilitator Guide that provides discussion questions and information about the featured families.


Waiting for the Sun. Alison Lohans, illustrated by Marilyn Mets & Peter Ledwon, $7.95

Each summer day Mollie wakes up, waits for the prairie sun to rise, and hopes that today the baby will be born. Waiting for the baby is like waiting for the sun to come up in the morning — it takes its own sweet time. Finally, in the middle of the night, the midwife comes over and soon after, the baby arrives! Mollie races to her parents’ room see her new brother. His eyes are squeezed shut and his face is wrinkled and red.

"He's ugly!" Mollie announces.

But when she holds her new brother he opens his eyes and looks right at her. Mollie can't help but smile. Together, they watch the sun come up, and Mollie decides this is quite enough for now.

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We're Having a Homebirth. Kelly Mochel, $8.95 (ages 3-9)

This colourful booklet, illustrated in a contemporary ‘avatar’ style, helps young children prepare for the upcoming homebirth of a sibling — including the role of the midwife, noises mom might make and breastfeeding.


Why Human Rights In Childbirth Matter. Rebecca Schiller, $16.95

The human rights in childbirth movement is gathering pace and followers across the globe. From Venezuela to the UK, via America and Uganda, activists, midwives, mothers, doctors and lawyers are coming together to offer rights-based solutions to the problems in maternity care. Just what are human rights though? How do they apply to pregnancy and birth? What happens when dignity is absent? And how are innovators and educators using human rights principles to revolutionise care for the next generation of women?

Why Human Rights in Childbirth Matter will bust myths around human rights, explain what your rights in pregnancy and birth are, how caregivers can champion them and provide practical inspiration for mothers, caregivers and campaigners working to improve birth for all women across the world.


Your Best Birth. Ricki Lake & Abby Epstein, $30.00

Expectant and birthing mothers are often left feeling powerless, as their instincts are replaced by drugs and routine medical procedures. In Your Best Birth, advocates of informed choice Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein inspire women to take back the birth experience. You have a choice, and you have the power to plan the kind of birth that's right for you — whether it is at a birth center, a hospital, or at home.

The book includes inspiring birth stories and is packed with crucial advice from childbirth professionals, all delivered in a down-to-earth, engaging voice. Your Best Birth is sure to renew your confidence and put the control back where it belongs: with you!

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Complete Booklist

Active Birth. Janet Balaskas, $23.95

Adventures in Natural Childbirth: Tales from Women on the Joys, Fears, Pleasures and Pains of Giving Birth Naturally. Edited Janet Schwegel, foreword by Pam England, $25.50

Bearing Witness: Childbirth Stories Told by Doulas. Lisa Doran & Lisa Caron, Editors, $20.00

Birth In Focus: Stories and Photos to Inform, Educate and Inspire. Becky Reedhiller, $33.00

The Birth Partner: a Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and Other Labor Companions, 4th Edition, Revised. Penny Simkin, $25.95

Birthing Fathers: the Transformation of Men in American Rites of Birth. Richard Reed, $27.95

Birthing from Within. Pam England & Rob Horowitz, $28.95

Calm Birth: Prenatal Meditation for Conscious Childbirth, Revised. Robert Bruce Newman, $23.50

Choices in Childbirth. InJoy Videos, $89.99* (2 Volume DVD Set) *Home Use price only. Please contact Parentbooks for Performance Rights prices for professionals

Comfort Measures for Childbirth DVD. Penny Simkin, $82.95 (91 minutes)

Confident Birth. Susanna Heli, $20.95

The Dad’s Playbook to Labor and Birth. Theresa & Brad Halvorsen, $17.95

The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier and Healthier Birth, 3rd Edition. Marshall Klaus, John Kennell & Phyllis Klaus, $22.00

The Doula Guide to Birth: Secrets Every Woman Should Know. Ananda Lowe & Rachel Zimmerman, $20.00

Doulas' Guide to Birthing Your Way. Jan Mallak & Teresa Bailey, $23.95

Doulas: Why Every Pregnant Woman Deserves One. Susan Ross, $25.95

Feng Shui Mommy: Creating Balance and Harmony for Blissful Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood. Bailey Gaddis, $24.50

Gentle Birth Choices: a Guide to Making Informed Decisions about Birthing Centers, Birth Attendants, Water Birth, Homebirth and Hospital Birth. Barbara Harper, $24.95 (Includes 45 minute DVD)

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: a Doctor's Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Practices. Sarah Buckley, $21.99

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Giving Birth with Confidence, 3rd Edition. Judith Lothian & Charlotte DeVries, $19.95

A Good Birth: Finding the Positive and Profound In Your Birth Experience. Anne Drapkin Lyerly, $19.00

Homebirth in the Hospital: Integrating Natural Childbirth with Modern Medicine. Stacey Marie Kerr, $21.95

Hypnobirthing Home Study Course Manual: Step by Step to an Easy, Natural and Pain Free Birth. Kathryn Clark, $28.95

HypnoBirthing: the Mongan Method, 4th Edition. Marie Mongan, $29.95

In the Spirit of Homebirth: Modern Women, an Ancient Choice. Edited by Bronwyn Preece, $18.95

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth. Ina May Gaskin, $20.00

It's My Body, My Baby, My Birth: a Film about Natural Childbirth DVD. Wisewoman Childbirth Traditions, $13.95 (27 minutes)

Mindful Birthing: Training the Mind, the Body and Heart for Childbirth and Beyond. Nancy Bardacke, $24.99

Mindful Hypnobirthing: Hypnosis and Mindfulness Techniques for a Calm and Confident Birth. Sophie Fletcher, $31.99

Miracle of Birth 3: Five Birth Stories DVD. InJoy Videos, $49.99* (51 minutes/5 segments) *Home Use price only. Please contact Parentbooks for Performance Rights prices for professionals

Natural Hospital Birth: the Best of Both Worlds. Cynthia Gabriel, $23.95

Planned Cesarean: Your Guide to a Positive Birth Experience DVD. $49.99* (36 minutes) *Home Use price only. Please contact Parentbooks for Performance Rights prices for professionals

Positions for Labor: Maternal Movement and Optimal Fetal Positioning DVD. InJoy Videos, $39.99* (19 minutes) *Home Use price only. Please contact Parentbooks for Performance Rights prices for professionals

Relaxation, Rhythm, Ritual: the 3Rs of Childbirth DVD. Penny Simkin, $69.95 (15 min.)

The Simple Guide to Having a Baby. Janelle Durham, Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley & Ann Keppler, $19.95

Survivor Moms: Women's Stories of Birthing, Mothering and Healing after Sexual Abuse. Mickey Sperlich & Julia Seng, $55.95

The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth. Henci Goer, $19.50

Understanding Birth: a Comprehensive Guide, 2nd Edition DVD. InJoy Videos  $129.95* (2 DVDs, 135 minutes & 48 minutes) *Home Use price only. Please contact Parentbooks for Performance Rights prices for professionals

Why Human Rights In Childbirth Matter. Rebecca Schiller, $16.95

Your Best Birth. Ricki Lake & Abby Epstein, $30.00

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Children's Books

How You Were Born. Mňnica Calaf & Mikel Fuentes, $12.99 (ages 3-8)

Mama Midwife: a Birth Adventure. Christy Tyner, $18.95 (ages 4-8)

Mama, Talk about When Max Was Born. Toni Olson, illustrated by S. Marie Carlson, $24.95 (ages 3-6)

Sibling Silly DVD. InJoy Videos, $49.99* (13 minutes) *Home Use price only. Please contact Parentbooks for Performance Rights prices for professionals

Waiting for the Sun. Alison Lohans, illustrated by Marilyn Mets & Peter Ledwon, $7.95 (ages 4-8, homebirth)

We're Having a Homebirth. Kelly Mochel, $8.95 (ages 3-9, homebirth)

See also: Sibling Preparation

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For related titles, please see our booklists on Pregnancy; Breastfeeding; Twins & Higher Multiples; Postpartum Issues; Premature Babies; Fertility & Infertility; Pregnancy and Infant Loss.

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