Preparing for your birth……

The midwives at Natural Beginnings Birth Center  believe in education and informed decision making.  Many people ask us what resources we recommend for pregnancy information and birth preparation so we thought we would compile a few here on our blog.  Most of these books are helpful even if you are not planning an unmedicated birth.  We encourage all expecting moms to have a basic knowledge of labor and birth and some coping measures just in case pain relief isn’t immediately available.  We also encourage partner preparation!


The Business of Being Bornborn
**This movie can be viewed with a Netflix subscription or rented on Amazon Video.


 Ina May Gaskin


Barbara Harper

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**Barbara Harper is a water birth expert and teaches water birth practice world wide.  We are fortunate to have been able to train with her when we opened NBBC.


Sarah Buckley

Gentle-Birth-Gentle-Mother-bookGentle Birth, Gentle Mothering:A Doctor’s Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices**Sarah Buckley is a physician in Australia who has studied natural birth practices from many different points of view.  She encourages informed decision making in all choices regarding birth and early parenting.

Penny Simkin



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