RECOMMENDED READING

Childbirth and Afterwards:

.Birth & Beyond by Dr. Yehudi Gordon

.The Definitive Guide to Your Pregnancy,

.Your Birth, Your Family: From Minus 9 to Plus 9 months. This provides balanced all round information. Up to date on exercise, technical facts, shows awareness of the emotional side of pregnancy birth and beyond.

.New Active Birth by Janet Balaskas.

.Preparing for birth with Yoga by Janet Balaskas

.Birth Without Violence by Frederick Leboyer. Even though much has changed since this was written it is still relevant. Leboyer introduced awareness of the baby’s experience of the birth.

.Wild Child: Wisdom and Traditions for Pregnancy, Birth and Motherhood.

.The Encyclopaedia of Pregnancy & Birth by Janet Balaskas & Yehudi Gordon.

.Alternative Therapies for Pregnancy & Birth by Pat Thomas. Well researched with some information for everyone.

.The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin

.Easy Exercises for Pregnancy by Janet Balaskas

.Birthing from Within By Pam England and Rob Horowitz

.Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

.Birth Reborn by Michel Odent

.Gentle birth, Gentle mothering by Sarah J. Buckley

Post Natal

.Bestfeeding By Mary Renfrew, Chloe Fisher and Suzanne Arms – the definitive guide to breastfeeding.

.The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, La Leche League. Deals with getting started and the long term with breastfeeding. Chatty in style.

.What Mothers Do – especially when it looks like nothing by Naomi Stadlen

.Baby Yoga by Francoise Barbira Freedman

.No Cry Sleep Solution by Elisabeth Pantely. Ideas to help parents help babies to find their own way of sleeping without imposing an adult-centered routine

.The Social Baby by Lynne Murray and Liz Andrews

.Baby Massage books by Peter Walker recommended