Birth - Home Birth, Birth - Hospital, Uncategorized

Lending Library

Below is a list of books available from the lending library I offer to my clients. Because a book is on this list does not mean I completely endorse it. A book may contain bits of pieces which are very helpful. They may also be on this list because at one time, a mama requested it. Always do your research before using any of the suggestions.

 

  • -Birthing Normally After a Caesarean Or Two (2nd British Edition)
    Book by Helene Vadeboncoeur

 

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

 

  • -HypnoBirthing, Fourth Edition: The breakthrough natural approach to safer, easier, more comfortable birthing – The Mongan Method, 4th Edition
    Book by Marie Mongan

 

  • -Active Birth – Revised Edition: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally
    Book by Janet Balaskas

 

  • -Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide
    Book by Ann Keppler, Janet Whalley, and Penny Simkin

 

  • -The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers: The Most Comprehensive Problem‑…
    Book by Jack Newman and Teresa Pitman

 

  • -Natural Pregnancy: Practical Medical Advice and Holistic Wisdom for a Healthy Pregnancy and Childbirth
    Book by Lauren Feder

 

  • -Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way
    Book by Susan McCutcheon-Rosegg

 

  • -Mothering magazine’s having a baby, naturally
    Book by Peggy O’Mara

 

  • -Birth
    Book by Tina Cassidy

 

  • -The Nursing Mother’s Companion – 6th Edition
    Book by Kathleen Huggins

 

  • -The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
    Book by La Leche League

 

  • -Complete Book of Breastfeeding, The
    Book by Sally Wendkos Olds

 

  • -Breastfeeding: How to Breastfeed Your Baby
    Book by Suzanne Arms, Chloe Fisher, Mary Renfrew · Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony

 

  • -Pregnancy & Childbirth Secrets
    Book by Gail J. Dahl

 

  • -Mindful Birthing: Training the Mind, Body, and Heart for Childbirth and Beyond
    Book by Nancy Bardacke

 

  • -Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth
    Book by Ina May Gaskin

 

  • -Unhindered Childbirth
    Book by Sarah Morgan Haydock

 

  • -The Fussy Baby Book: Parenting Your High-Need Child from Birth to Five
    Book by Martha Sears and William Sears

 

  • -The No-Cry Sleep Solution
    Book by Elizabeth Pantley

 

  • -Heart and Hands, Fifth Edition: A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth
    Book by Elizabeth Davis

 

  • -Homeopathic Medicines for Pregnancy and Childbirth
    Book by Richard Moskowitz

 

  • -The Essential Homebirth Guide: For Families Planning or Considering Birthing at Home
    Book by Drichta, Jane E.

 

  • -Birth Your Way
    Book by Kitzinger, Sheila

 

  • -Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation
    Book by England, Pam

 

  • -Childbirth without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth (Import)
    Book by Grantly Dick-Read

 

  • -Homebirth: The Essential Guide to Giving Birth Outside of the Hospital
    Book by Kitzinger, Sheila
Cloth Diapers, Uncategorized

Cloth Diapers Help Families

Something that has recently made a come back in the natural parenting circle is cloth diapers. While they can be a few brands that are highly desired and quite pricey, there is several options for those families looking for relief.

There are boutique brands and then there are “china cheapies”. When I first started to look at cloth as an option for financial and health reasons, my head was swimming with information! I hope over a series of blog posts to provide a simple  yet comprehensive breakdown of the various styles.

We can go over the statistics of the cost of disposable and pictures of landfills, but for me it was the reality of what could we cut back on to make ends meet.

Right off the bat though, I would like to share with you that are looking to “Diaper for Free” or inexpensively, that there are options. These programs listed are there as a help to those families that have special needs children (larger sizes) , financial difficulties, and even as a benefit to active duty military families. These programs are meant to be a lending program, where after you have collected a few of your own , you are to return them. This helps to ensure the longevity of these amazing programs.

Each program has their own qualifications but they are honestly not huge hurdles with red tape. They are easy to apply for and can be a great blessing for families.

Please visit each for their program details; It is advised that you only apply to one program. So find the one that best fits your needs.

The Rebecca Foundation; Cloth Diaper Closet     ( Includes a military program & special needs program) 

Giving Diapers; Giving Hope

Grovia Gives

There are a few others that may be local or even national, but these are the larger ones that can handle the demand. I encourage you to search the internet for local resources as well.