Reading List

I’m posting an ongoing reading list here of books I’ve completed about midwifery, childbirth, pregnancy. To be put on this list, I must have read the book in its entirety.   

number Title Author(s) 
 1Safer Childbirth? Marjorie Dew 
 2What Every Pregnant Woman Should Know Gail Sforza Brewer 
 3Metabolic Toxemia of Late Pregnancy Thomas H. Brewer, MD 
 4Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering Dr. Sarah Buckley 
 5Motherwit: An Alabama Midwife’s Story Onnie Lee Logan (as told to Katherine Clark) 
 6Special Delivery  Rahima Baldwin 
 7Listening to your Hormones Gillian Ford 
 8The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth Sheila Kitzinger 
 9Birth as an American Rite of Passage Robbie E. Davis-Floyd 
 10A Midwife’s Tale Laurel Thatcher Ulrich 
 11Baby Catcher: Chronicles of the Modern Midwife Peggy Vincent 
 12The Birth Partner Penny Simpkin 
 13Fertility Awareness Handbook Barbara Kass-Annese & Hal C. Danzer 
 14Holistic Midwifery, vol. 1 Anne Frye 
 15Ina Mae’s Guide to Childbirth Ina Mae Gaskin 
 16An Introduction to Biological Nurturing: New Angles on Breastfeeding Suzanne Colson 
 17Listen to Me Good Margaret Charles Smith & Linda Janet Holmes 
 18A Midwife’s Story Penny Armstrong, with Sheryl Feldman 
 19The Nurturing Touch at Birth: A Labor Support Handbook Paulina Perez 
 20A Nursing Mother’s Companion, 3rd ed Kathleen Huggins 
 21The Placenta: To Know Me is to Love Me (A reference guide to gross placental exam) Doris Schuler-Maloney, Steve Lee 
 22The Process of Teaching Birth Trish Booth 
 23Painless Childbirth: Psycho-prophylactic Method Fernand Lamaze 
 24Sisters on a Journey: Portraits of American Midwives Penfield Chester 
 25Silent Knife Nancy Wainer-Cohen & Lois J. Estner 
 26The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth Henci Goer 
 27Taking Charge of Your Fertility Toni Weschler 
 28Your Fertility Signals Meryl Winstein  
 29 The Secret Life of the Unborn Child Thomas Verny, MD with John Kelly 
 30Emergency Childbirth Gregory J White, MD 
 31Traditional Foods are your Best Medicine Ronald R. Schmid 
 32Why Not Me? The Story of Gladys Milton, midwife Wendy Brovard & Gladys Milton 
 33 Birth RebornMichel Odent
 34 Birth Models that Work Robbie Davis-Floyd, Leslie Barclay, Betty-Anne Davis, Jan Tritten

Other Books

 Foreign to Familiar: A Guide to Understanding Hot- and Cold-Climate CulturesSarah Lanier
 Preach and Health: A Biblical Model for MissionsCharles Fielding
 Live Life on PurposeClaude Hickman
 When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and YourselfBrian Fikkert, Steve Corbett
 The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two CulturesAnne Fadiman
 Attached At the Heart Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker