Childbirth Preparation : Resources, Videos, Links

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:

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


Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn:

The Complete Guide, by Penny Simkin


 The Birth Partner: Everything You Need to Know

to Help a Woman Through Childbirth by Penny Simkin



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


Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth,

by Ina May Gaskin

Breastfeeding Books

The Discontented Little Baby Book,

by Pamela Douglas


Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws

by Nancy Mohrbacher and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett




Dr Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding,

by Jack Newman and Theresa Pitman