Books, Websites and Groups


Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year – Susan Weed

Natural Pregnancy Book – Aviva Jill Romm

Active Birth – Janet Balaskas

The Birth Book – William and Martha Sears

The Birth Partner – Penny Simkin

Birthing from Within – Pam England

Choosing Waterbirth: Reclaiming the Sacred Power of Birth – Lakshimi Bertram

The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Birth – Sheila Kitzinger

Gentle Birth Choices – Barbara Harper

Having a Baby, Naturally – Peggy O’Mara

Having Twins and More: A Parent’s Guide to Multiple Pregnancy, Birth and Early Childhood – Elizabeth Noble

Early Childhood – Elizabeth Noble

Homebirth – Sheila Kitzinger

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth – Ina May Gaskin

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way – Susan McCutecheon

Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn – Simkin, Whalley & Keppler

The Pregnancy Book: Month-by-Month, Everything You Need to Know from America’s Baby Experts – William and Martha Sears

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to A Better Birth – Henci Goer

The VBAC Companion: The Expectant Mother’s Guide to A Vaginal Birth after Cesarean – Diane Korte

The Baby Book – William and Martha Sears

The No-Cry Sleep Solution – Elizabeth Pantley

Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers – Jack Newman

The Year after Childbirth – Cheila Kitzinger

Your Amazing Newborn – Marshall and Phyllis Klau

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding – La Leche League International


Birth Network National

Coalition for Improving Maternity Services

Childbirth Connection

Citizens of Midwifery

Doulas of North America

International Cesarean Awareness Network

La Leche League

Lamaze International

Midwives Alliance of North America


Michigan Midwives Association

Coalition for Improving Maternity Services

Citizens for Midwifery

Birth Network National

Friends of Michigan Midwives