If you are taking Childbirth Preparation Classes with us, these are some of the resources we refer to during our classes, some videos, links, and books that you might like to explore to enhance and increase your learning about pregnancy, labour, childbirth, breastfeeding/chestfeeding and baby care. If, as you go along your pregnancy and parenting journey, you find resources you feel we should share, please let us know. We would be happy to do so!

On-line Resources for Pregnancy and Birth

Websites and blogs which we feel can help reframe or confirm a positive attitude towards labour and birth:

Evidencebasedbirth.com

birthwithoutfearblog.com

tellmeagoodbirthstory.com

childbirthconnection.org

Some YouTube videos depicting real births that you might find inspiring:

Austin’s Amazing Homebirth Birth of Sloane

Sawyer-Hospital Birth from Apple Blossom Families Oliver’s All Natural Hospital Birth

Oliver’s All-Natural Hospital Birth

Henry’s Birth Story – homebirth in a pool

Birth Becomes Her Video Page – a lovely collection of home and hospital births.

For emotional reassurance, and to deal with fear, you might like to read:

Feel the Fear and Birth Anyway

Fear Release for Birth

Natural Childbirth Guide: Fear of Childbirth:

You might like to try a guided meditation:

Release your fears (Guided Meditation)

Breathing and Visualization for Birth

Books about Pregnancy and Birth

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Nurture: A Modern Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, Early Motherhood – and Trusting Yourself and Your Body Paperback, 
by Erica Chidi Cohen

Breastfeeding Books

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Dr Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding,
by Jack Newman and Theresa Pitman

breastfeeding made simple

Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws,
by Nancy Mohrbacher and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

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