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optimal care in childbirth book

OPTIMAL CARE IN CHILDBIRTH

The Case for a Physiologic Approach.

By Henci Goer and Amy Romano, MSN, CNM

This book should be a must read for all birth workers! It’s a little pricy in terms of everyday books but it’s so worth it. If you can afford to gift it to your OB or Midwife, please do!

cut it out book

CUT IT OUT

The C-Section Epidemic in America.

By Theresa Morris

This book brings to light the often unspoken reasons for the c-section epidemic in this country. Understanding the problem can help us craft a solution. A must read.

the whole-brain child book

THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD

12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind.

By Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

Understanding what’s developmentally normal for children at various ages can help you navigate parenting! How to handle toddler meltdowns based on brain development was a big takeaway for me. I highly recommend this book for ALL parents.

breastfeeding made simple book

BREASTFEEDING MADE SIMPLE

Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers.

By Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D, IBCLC 

Is breastfeeding natural? Absolutely. Does that mean it’s always easy? Nope! This book goes over the basics. The information in this book is SUPER helpful for any mama who wants to breastfeed! Try to read it BEFORE birth!

tipping point book

THE TIPPING POINT

How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference.

By Malcolm Gladwell

I’m a big fan of Malcolm Gladwell and his books. This one goes over how little things can end up making a big difference. It’s a fascinating topic that can perhaps apply to maternity care, what will the tipping point be? What will it take for things to tip in the right direction and catch speed?

holding space book

HOLDING SPACE

On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go. 

By Amy Wright Glenn

A beautiful book that observes the similarities between birth and death. Written by a birth doula and chaplain, she writes about what it is to hold space during life’s most important moments. This book personally helped me when a dear friend’s baby was stillborn.

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