Suggested Reading

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Reading list for Bradley classes

The following titles are available in the class library for students. Or, you may wish to check out a book from the Monroe County Library System. Follow a “Buy it now” link to purchase a book (in association with Amazon.com). Or, a title may be available directly from the publisher.

Required reading

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way – Susan McCutcheon
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Please choose one from the following:

Husband Coached Childbirth, 4th Ed. – Dr. Robert Bradley
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Bradley Student Workbook – I will supply a copy for you to keep
 The Birth Book – Dr. William Sears and Martha Sears, RN
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Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth – Ina May Gaskin
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The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth – Henci Goer
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Recommended reading

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering – Dr. Sarah Buckley

 Active Birth – Janet Balaskas
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 Gentle Birth Choices – Barbara Harper, RN
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The Nutrition Almanac – Gayle and John Kirschmann, Nutrition Search Inc. 4th Ed.
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The Brewer Pregnancy Hotline – Gail Sforza Krebs, with Thomas H. Brewer, M.D., Medical Consultant
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 The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding – 5th Ed. La Leche League
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 Obstetric Myths vs. Research Realities – Henci Goer
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In Labor – Woman and Power in the Birth Place – Barbara Katz Rothman
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Silent Knife – Cohen and Estner
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The Birth Partner – Penny Simpkin, PT
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The Pregnancy Book – William and Martha Sears, and Linda Holt
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 A Wise Birth – Armstrong and Feldman
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Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding – Ina May Gaskin
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 Recommended for all Birthing Moms:

The Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative; Ten Questions to Ask Your Care Provider,  and Evidenced Based Maternity Care, from the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services.

For more information or referrals contact Amy