Sunday, February 25, 2007

Good Homebirth books and websites

* Available at Durango Public Library
Suggested Reading:*Unassisted Childbirth By Laura ShanleyUnassisted Homebirth: An Act of Love By Lynn GriesmerObstetric Myths versus Research Realities By Henci GoerGentle Birth, Gentle Mothering By Sarah J Buckley*Immaculate Deception II By Suzanne ArmsSilent Knife, Open Season By Nancy CohenHard Labor By Susan L. Diamond
Birth as an American Rite of Passage By Robbie Davis Floyd
Pleasurable Husband and Wife Childbirth By Marylin A. Moran
A Woman in Residence By Michelle Harrison M.D
Silent Knife and Open Season By Nancy Cohen
Outrageous Practices By Leslie Laurence
The Menopause Industry By Sandra Coney
Male Practice By Robest S. Mendelsohn
Heart Failure By Michael Greger
The Farmer and the Obstetrician By Michael Odent M.D *The Power of Pleasurable Childbirth By Laurie Morgan
*The Thinking Women's Guide to a Better Birth By Henci Goer
Childbirth without Fear By Dick Grantly Read
101 Reasons not to have your Baby in a Hospital By Jock Doubleday
(You can find it at
Great Articles and Websites
Induced and Seduced: The Dangers of Cytotec By Ina May Gaskin
The Hidden Risks of Epidurals By Sarah J. Buckley M.D
Ultrasounds: A Cause for Concern By Sarah J. Buckley M.D
Homebirth: As Safe as Birth Gets on
(A great article about fear and it's relation to pain)
(Paper by Michael Odent)
"There is something wrong with a society that insists on making a complicated, expensive medical emergency out of a normal physiological function primitive women have been doing by themselves for centuries"... Cathi Cogle
Millions of Years of Evolution Can’t Be Wrong


Jock Doubleday said...

Thanks for listing my book, "Spontaneous Creation: 101 Reasons Not to Have Your Baby in a Hospital."

The modern-day hospital is a very dangerous place.

Here's a sample quote from just one of my book's 51 chapters:

Chapter 2
"You want your baby to live"

"It is true that U.S. infant mortality (death of infants in their first year) has decreased steadily for the past 50 years, and this should be cause for celebration.
"But the decline has not been due to advances in birthing technology or procedures. The decline has been due to advances in public sanitation and maternal health care.
"[A]dvances in public health have been saving babies at a rate faster than the increasing use of hospital obstetric technology has been killing them."

These are hard words -- for hard times.

Choose a homebirth midwife for your primary caregiver. Let her decide if you have risk factors appropriate for hospital care.

Obstetricians should never be primary caregivers. They should be crisis-care backups for midwives.

In health,

Jock Doubleday
Natural Woman, Natural Man, Inc.
A California 501(c)3 Nonprofit Corporation

Carina said...

Thanks for writing this.