I think one of the best things we could do would be to help women/parents/families discover their own birth power, from within themselves. And to let them know it's always been there, they just needed to tap into it."         - John H. Kennell, MD


Penny Simkin on 'Pain Versus Suffering'


 Attachment Parenting International



In addition to the classics by Ina May Gaskin and Elizabeth Davis--

  • Natural Hospital Birth: The Best of Both Worlds by Cynthia Gabriel 
  • The Birth Partner, Third Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions  by Penny Simkin 
  • Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong- and What you Really Need to Know by Emily Oster
  • A Wise Birth by Penny Armstrong and Sheryl Feldman
  • What Your Pediatrician Doesn't Know Can Hurt Your Child: A More Natural Approach to Parenting
  • Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy


"So long as women do not go cheap
for power, please women more than men." Wendell Berry