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Resource List for Better Birth / Better World

Recommended Reading by the HypnoBirthing Institute; see Libraries > Book Reviews and Bibliographies; from the Association of Pre-natal and Peri-natal Psychology and Health

Favorite Books Reviewed:

Childbirth Without Fear by Grantly Dick-Read, 1944

The Secret Life of the Unborn Child by Thomas Verny, 1981

Education Begins Before Birth by Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

Birth Without Violence by Frederick Leboyer, 1974

Windows to the Womb:  Revealing the Conscious Baby from Conception to Birth by David B. Chamberlain, PhD, DHL. 2012

The Farmer and the Obstetrician by Michel Odent, 2002

Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin Fourth Edition 2002

Welcoming Consciousness   Supporting Babies’ Wholeness From the Beginning of Life By Wendy Anne McCarty, PhD, 2009

The Nature of Birth and Breastfeeding by Michel Odent, 1992

Witches Midwives & Nurses-- A History of Women Healers by Barbara Ehrenreich & Deirdre English Second edition, 2010 (first edition 1973)