Birth Reborn by Dr. Michel Odent, M.D.

Book review by Cristin Tighe, BirthWorks Trainer & CBE/CBD/CPD(BWI) Birth Reborn book is a classic and keeper for any birth professional’s bookshelf and for parents wanting inspiration and to feel confident in their ability to birth. Its timeless concepts are exceptionally valuable for birth workers and parents alike. BirthWorks International is honored to work closely …

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Book Review: Hold Your Prem by Jill Bergman with Dr. Nils Bergman

This book on best practices for premature baby (prem) care is invaluable. It will be exceptionally useful to empower parents of a prem AND as a resource for birth professionals. The Bergmans share best practices to meet prems’ needs that recreate as closely as possible the experience in the womb. This is quite profound, but …

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Book Review: Natural Labor and Birth: An Evidence-Based Guide to the Natural Birth Plan by Michelle Aristizabal, MD

I was very pleased with Dr. Aristizabal’s book, “Natural Labor and Birth”, although I must admit I went into it thinking I would just be reading about things I already knew as I’ve attended over 700 births as a doula. That was true in most cases, but I really liked her approach. It was an …

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Book Review: Birthing In The Spirit

As I started my Doula/Birth Educator journey, “Birthing in the Spirit”, was the first book that I began to read. Maybe it was the flashy purple cover, or the catchy title, but something in me stirred when I saw this book. I was so excited to start reading it and discover the contents. This book …

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Book Review: The Essential Homebirth Guide

by Jane Beal, PhD, CD (DONA), CCE (BWI), CLS The Essential Homebirth Guide is my new favorite book. It is wondrous, wise, and woman-centered. It is really the only book like it on the market for families planning or considering birthing at home. It’s also a great resource for homebirth midwives and childbirth educators looking …

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Book Review: Optimal Care in Childbirth

–> by Jane Beal, PhD, CD(DONA), CCE(BWI), CLS Henci Goer and Amy Romano, Optimal Care in Childbirth: The Case for the Physiological Approach (Seattle: Classic Day Publishing, 2012). 583 pp. $46 Paperback / $39 Kindle. After a friend had a “pushed” birth followed by an unnecesarean a few years ago, I gave her a copy …

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