Reading and Website Suggestions


Pregnancy and Birth Books

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth (2003)

Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year by Susun Weed

Birth Matters - A Midwife’s ManifestabyIna May Gaskin (2011)

Gentle Birth, Gentle Motheringby Dr. Sarah J Buckley (2005)

The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth Henci Goer (1999)

Gentle Birth Choices Barbara Harper and Suzanne Arms (2005)

Birth Rebornby Dr Michel Odent (1984)

Spiritual Midwifery, Fourth Edition by Ina May Gaskin (2002)

Into These Hands:Wisdom from Midwivesby Geradine Simkins (2011)

The Birth of Magdalenaby MB Antevasin (2011)

Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook  Cathe Olson (not just for vegetarians)

Preparing for Birth and Beyond - Books

Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation

Pam England and Rob Horowitz, 1998 

The Birth Partner, Third Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions Penny Simkin, 2007

Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn by Penny Simkin, 2001    

After the Baby’s Birth – A Women’s Way to Wellnessby Robin Lim 1991

Placenta – the Forgotten Chakraby Robin Lim 2010

The Vaccine Book:Making the Right Decision for your Childby Dr Robert Sears

Vaccinations:A Thoughtgul Parent’s Guideby Aviva Jill Romm

The Happiest Baby On the Block by Harvey Karp

A Woman's Touch -website for pelvic floor health and more...

CHILDREN’S BOOKS - On the Day You Were Born by Debra Frasier

 Hello baby by Jenni Overend

Baby, Come Out! by Fran Manushkin

We’re Having a Homebirth!! by Kelly Mochel

Magazines and websites some with videos: 

Empowering you through Birth and Beyond

Prenatal, labor, birth and postpartum classes

Fun prenatal, labor information

Mothering magazine

The Compleat Mother

Pathways to family wellness:

Midwifery Today Magazine: 

Midwives in NY State:

Childbirth Connection:

International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)

Breastfeeding Initiative of Ulster County

Midwives Alliance of North America

American college of nurse midwives

Citizens for Midwifery

Doulas of the Hudson Valley

Coalition for Improving Maternity Services - CIMS

NVIC - National Vaccination Information Center

CDC- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -

Cell phone: TEXT4BABY-Text “BABY” to 511411

 Blog and articles:

Blog and articles: