More on the “conspiracy of silence”

10 November 2010 at 1:06 pm Leave a comment

I’ve been thinking more about this idea of a “conspiracy of silence.” Here’s a quick list of some of the most helpful (to me) books I read before I had my baby. Some are more medical than others, some are more dated, but all were essential reading in preparing me for birth and communicating the things that others had to find out on their own.

  • Davis–Heart and Hands: A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth
  • Dick-Read–Childbirth Without Fear
  • England and Horowitz–Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation
  • Gaskin--Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth
  • Goer–The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth
  • Harper–Gentle Birth Choices: A Guide to Making Informed Decisions About Birthing Centers, Birth Attendants, Water Birth, Home Birth, Hospital Birth
  • Kitzinger–Ourselves as Mothers: The Universal Experience of Motherhood
  • Klaus, Kennell, and Klaus–The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth
  • Korte and Scaer–A Good Birth, A Safe Birth: Choosing and Having the Childbirth Experience You Want
  • Leboyer–Birth Without Violence: The Book that Revolutionized the Way We Bring Our Children into the World
  • Mongan–Hypnobirthing: The Mongan Method–A Natural Approach to a Safe, Easier, More Comfortable Birthing
  • Odent–The Nature of Birth and Breastfeeding
  • Rothman–The Tentative Pregnancy: Prenatal Diagnosis and the Future of Motherhood
  • Simkin–The Birth Partner: Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman Through Childbirth
  • Stewart–The Five Standards of Safe Childbearing
  • Wagner–Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must be Fixed to Put Women and Children First



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