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Recommended Reading 
There are absolutely excellent books "out there" to learn just about everything you want to know about midwifery care, pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum, breastfeeding, infant care, etc...

There are ALSO absolutely HORRIBLE books!
Ill-conceived, poorly written, creating fear of labor pain,
fear of giving birth. Giving mere lip-service to breastfeeding.
Use Wisdom, Good Judgment & Caution when selecting books.

Be your own best advocate! Think. Learn. ASK!


If the book you are reading states that

                   home and water birth are NOT safe...

                                                     Think again !!

Search all the great references about home birth and water birth on our site.
Read the studies and the evidence-based literature before submitting to the opinions
and editorials of those who endorse or practice the
Medical Model of Care rather than the Midwifery Model of Care.

Read the latest research and evidence-based booklet:
"What Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know About Cesarean Section"


The following two slideshows depict books which are among our
Many of them are in our office lending library.
GREAT sources for purchasing books, affordably and easily are at:

HBMS Book endorsements: Enjoy these GREAT, informative books!

        Mother Food         Ina May's Guide        Your Best Birth            Active Birth             
       for Breastfeeding Mothers
         to Childbirth                       by Ricki Lake and                           by Janet Balaskas 
               by Hilary Jacobson                     by Ina May Gaskin, CPM                           Abby Epstein

See the slide shows below for many of the great books we both endorse and have available in our lending library. Come by the office to borrow the book(s) you are interested in! We suggest that you read the book before you decide to purchase it!


Read some of our favorite books right here!
Just "CLICK" on the cover of the book you wish to read! These are limited previews...