Posted by: mamaamy | September 24, 2011

Book List for Mama and Baby

The books listed here are what we would consider essential reading.
The concepts that the books offer are pieces that have contributed to our overall childbirth and rearing viewpoint. They help to describe some of the elemental, indispensable values and practices that Mitch and I have embraced.

Please feel free to contact us at any time you have a question about our philosophy or applications.

Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year by Susun Weed: An excellent resource for caring for yourself and baby before conception until months after birth.

Healing Yourself During Pregnancy by Joy Gardner: same as above.

The Nature of Birth and Breastfeeding by Michel Odent: About the naturalness of birth and breastfeeding due to our being mammals.

Birth without Violence by Frederick Leboyer: A beautiful narrative about the beauty of natural birthing.

Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin: A holistic journey through the birthing process, technical as well as “spiritual.”

The Family Bed by Tina Thevenin: Describes the incredible benefits to parents and baby of co-sleeping.

The Power of Motherhood by Nancy Campbell: Inspirational encouragement as to the purpose and impact of motherhood.

The Family Meal Table and Hospitality by Nancy Campbell: Excellent scriptural inspiration for the beauty of the table and its influence.

To Train up a Child by Michael and Debi Pearl: The concept of training children along the way rather than reactionary discipline.

No Greater Joy by Michael and Debi Pearl: books, newsletter and website: http://www.nogreaterjoy.org Wonderful continual encouragement.

Above Rubies by Nancy Campbell: newsletter and website: http://www.aboverubies.org Wonderful ongoing encouragement.

You and Your Child by Charles Swindoll: Book and cd series.

Mothering Magazine: Periodical for natural birth and childrearing info.

And for levity-especially for the husband: Babies and Other Hazards of Sex by Dave Barry: A humorous viewpoint on kid quirks and parental goofiness.

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