Childbirth Ed Resources

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Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth  by Ina May Gaskin

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding  by La Leche League International

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering  by Sarah J. Buckley

The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth  by Sheila Kitzinger

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon-Rosegg

Husband-Coached Childbirth by Robert A. Bradley, M.D., Marjie Hathaway, Jay Hathaway, James Hathaway

Pushed  by Jennifer Block

Attachment Parenting:  Instinctive Care For Your Baby and Young Child  by Katie Allison Granju

The No-Cry  series by Elizabeth Pantley

Dr.  Sears Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting Library

The Mother of all Pregnancy Books by Ann Douglas ~Better then “What to Expect when Expecting”.

The Natural Pregnancy Book by Aviva Jill Romm, MD ~Great for Herbs, Nutrition and other Holistic Choices

Active Birth the New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally by Janet Balaskas

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer

“Speak tenderly to them. Let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting. Always have a cheerful smile. Don’t only give your care, but give your heart as well.” – Mother Teresa.


Erika Urban CPM, LM, CD (BAI)
Rachel Knudson

Both at River Valley Birth Center

Documentaries and Videos

The Business of Being Born
What Babies Want
Formula Fed America
Orgasmic Birth

Home birth Safety

BMJ Study
Study from Canada
Gentle Birth

Holistic Wellness

Between the Bridges

Awakend Vibrance

Indigo Organics

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Nutrition

The Brewer Diet



Evidence-Based Maternity Care

Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
The Milbank Report

Cloth Diapering Resources

The Natural Life Store (local MN company)
Cloth Diaper Finder
Frequently Asked Questions About Cloth diapering

Car Seat Safety

How Long Should My Baby Ride Rear-Facing?