WHAT Local READERS READ
HUDSON VALLEY DOULA
Local Saugerties birth and postpartum Doula Fiona Cottrell has been helping new families in preparing and assisting in the birth of their chldren for over 15 years. She has provided her Doula services for over 180 births and counting. When meeting clients most ask what information they need to prepare for their birth experience.
Here is a list of books she recommends.
Find out more about Fiona at her website HudsonValleyDoula.com
By Penny Simkin, April Bolding, Ann Keppler
If you only read one book during pregnancy this should be the one. Penny Simkins' presentation on "how to" labor and birth is intelligently written and yet so easy to understand and use that it's perfect for everyone.
By Thomas R Verny, Pamela Weintraub
If you are considering becoming pregnant or in the early months of pregnancy I highly recommend this book. The field of pregnancy psychology is emerging and new evidence is being discovered every day. This book is a fantastic place to start for those who believe that being healthy in pregnancy is more than just eating right.
By Deepak Md Chopra, David Md Simon
One of my favorites (that is also available on DVD to listen in the car) Deepak Chopra puts an eastern twist on western medicine by combining holistic (classical Indian teachings) with traditional western recommendations. The guided relaxation and imagery that he offers is a delight to experience.
By Henci Goer
Henci Goer presents the best practices for supporting women during pregnancy, labor and birth. Through years of experience and teaching Henci has distilled the very best techniques and ideas down to a very readable book.
By England, CNM, MA, Pam, PhD Horowitz, Rob
Pam Englands remarkable book for those who find the idea of birth scary. She gently guides and helps the reader uncover concerns and fears by identifying the thoughts that prevent women doing what is deeply ingrained in us all. Art and journaling help to prepare women for the most natural experience of our lives
By Ina May Gaskin
Ina Mays' classic book about the nature of birth is packed full of empowering stories of women who gathered strength through midwifery support during pregnancy and found their own path on the journey of labor and birth.
OTHER RELATED BOOKS
Birth Matters: A Midwife's Manifesta (Paperback)
By Ina May Gaskin, Ani Difranco
Gentle Birth Choices (Paperback)
By Barbara Harper, Suzanne Arms
Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying, and Pleasurable Birth Experience (Paperback)
By Elizabeth Davis, Debra Pascali-Bonaro