“When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change.”

“When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change.”

“When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change.”“When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change.”“When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change.”

Inspiration

HypnoBirthing® Videos

Documentaries

  • The Business of Being Born
  • A Breech In The System
  • Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives
  • Why Not home?
  • What Babies want
  • Birth as We Know It
  • Microbirth

Books

  • Birthing From Within by Pam England & Rob Horowitz
  • Birth Matters: A Midwife's Manifesta by Ina May Gaskin
  • Childbirth Without Fear by Grantly Dick-Read, MD
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International
  • The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions by Penny Simkin
  • The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions & Restoring Your Vitality by Kimberly Ann Johnson
  • Go Milk Yourself: You Have Power. Express It!  by Francie Webb
  • This Isn't What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression by Karen R. Kleiman, LCSW & Valerie Davis Raskin, MD
  • The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook: Practical Skills to Help You Overcome Anxiety, Worry, Panic Attacks, Obsessions, and Compulsions by Pamela S. Wiegartz, PhD and Kevin L. Gyoerkoe. PsyD

Empowering Quotes

“Women, don’t ever apologize for your behavior or choices during birth. When you OWN your experience and take pride in your journey, you help other women do the same thing. No matter how you did it, you just brought a human being into the world! The world should be kneeling at your feet.” – Lauralyn Curtis

“To those who say it is just not possible to birth naturally without pain, I say, “But what if we’re right? Wouldn’t it be wonderful?” – Lorne R. Campbell, M.D.

“My dream is that every woman, everywhere, will know the joy of a truly safe, comfortable, and satisfying birthing for herself and her baby.” — Marie Mongan

“It is not only that we want to bring about an easy labor, without risking injury to the mother or the child; we must go further. We must understand that childbirth is fundamentally a spiritual, as well as a physical, achievement. . . The birth of a child is the ultimate perfection of human love.” – Dr. Grantly Dick-Read, 1953

“According to physiological law, all natural, normal functions of the body are achieved without peril or pain. Birth is a natural, normal physiological function for normal, healthy women and their healthy babies. It can, therefore, be inferred that healthy women, carrying healthy babies, can safely birth without peril or pain.” – Dr. Jonathan Dye, 1891