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Heart & Hands: A Midwife's Guide To Pregnancy & Birth
-- Davis, Elizabeth. Berkeley: Celestial Arts.

Sisters On A Journey
-- Chester, Penfield. 1998 Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ.

Tabors Medical Dictionary
-- Clayton, Thomas. Philadelphia: FA Davis Co.

Obstetric Myths Versus Research Realities: A Guide To Medical Literature
-- Goer, Henci. West Port, CT.: Bergin & Garvy.

Varney's Midwifery, 3rd Edition
-- Varney, Helen. Sudbury, MA. Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

Practical Skills Guide For Midwifery
-- Weaver, Pam & Evans, Sharon. Bend, Oregon

Wise Woman Herbal For The Childbearing Years
-- Weed, Susun.


Myles Textbook For Midwives
-- Bennet, Ruth & Brown, Linda. New York: Churchill Livingston.

Handbook of Maternal Newborn Nursing
-- Buckley & Kulb, Eds. Wiley Medical Publications.

Homeopathy For Pregnancy, Birth, & Your Baby's First Year
-- Castro, Miranda. New York: St. Martin's Press.

Nutrition Almanac
-- Dunne, Lavon J. New York: McGraw Hill. ( lists Kirchmann as the author - it is the same book)

Holistic Midwifery: A Comprehensive Textbook For Midwives & Home Birth Practice, Vol.1, Care During Pregnancy
-- Frye, Anne; New Haven: Labrys Press.

Understanding Diagnostic Tests In The Childbearing Year
-- Frye, Anne; New Haven:   Labrys Press.

Guide To Effective Care In Pregnancy & Childbirth
-- Enkin, Murry.

Spiritual Midwifery
-- Gaskin, Ina May. The Farm, TN.: The Book Publishing Co.

The Apprentice Workbook
-- Hartly, Carla. Conroe, TX.: Apprentice Academics.

Maternity & Gynecological Care
-- Jensen & Bobeck.

A Book For Midwives; A Manual For Traditional Birth Attendants & Community Midwives
-- Klein, Susan. Palo Alto: The Hesperian Foundation.

The Anatomy Coloring Book
-- Kapit, W. & Elson, L. New York: Harper & Row.

The Physiology Coloring Book
-- Kapit, W. & Macy, & Meisami. New York: Harper & Row.

Before We Are Born
-- Moore, Keith L.

Study Guide & Review Manual of Human Embryology
-- Moore, Keith L.

Maternal Newborn Nursing
-- Olds, Sally et. al. Addison Wellesley.

Maternal Newborn Nursing Workbook
-- Olds, Sally et. al. Addison Wellesley.

Human Labor & Birth
-- Oxhorn & Foote.

Becoming A Midwife
-- Steiger, Carolyn. Portland, OR. Hoogan House Publishing. (Out of Print)

Mayes Midwifery Text Book.
-- Sweet, Betty; Harcourt Brace, 1996.


These books are not required but they are all extremely useful, if you can, purchase as many as possible.

A Midwife's Story
-- Armstrong, P. & Feldman S. (Out of Print)

Pregnant Feelings
-- Baldwin, Rahima & Palmarini.

A Guide To Physical Examination & History Taking
-- Bates, Barbara. Lippencott.

Prenatal Tests
-- Blatt, Robin Jr. (Out Of Print)

Our Body, Ourselves For The New Century, A Book By & For Women
-- The Boston Woman's Health Book Collective.

The VIP Pregnancy Book
-- Brewer, Tom & Gail. (Out of Print)

What Every Pregnant Woman Should Know
-- Brewer, Tom & Gail. (Out of Print)

Silent Knife
-- Cohen, Nancy Wainer.

Open Season
Cohen, Nancy Wainer.

Everybody's Guide To Homeopathic Medicines
-- Cummings, Ullman.

Reclaiming Birth: History & Heroines of American Childbirth Reform
-- Edwards, M. & Waldorf, M. The Crossing Press. (Out of Print)

How To Stay Out of the Gynecologist's Office
-- Federation of Feminist Women's Health Centers. (Out of Print)

A New View of a Woman's Body
-- Federation of Feminist Women's Health Centers. Simon & Schuster.

Healing Yourself During Pregnancy
-- Gardner, Joy.

The New Healing Yourself or Healing The Family, Pregnancy, Birth & Children's Ailments
-- Gardner, Joy.

Children At Birth
-- Hathaway, M & J.

In Labor, Women & Power In the Birth Place
-- Katz - Rothman, Barbara.

Breastfeeding Your Baby
-- Kitzinger, Sheila. Breastfeeding Your Baby.

Home Birth
-- Kitzinger, Sheila. (Out of Print)

The Midwife Challenge
-- Kitzinger, Sheila, Ed. Unwin Hymen. (Out of Print)

Circumcision & Vaccinations
-- Mothering Magazine Booklets. (Order from Mothering Magazine)

Essential Exercises For The Childbearing Years
-- Noble, Elizabeth.

Homeopathic Medicines For Women
-- Smith, Trevor.

Pursueing The Birth Machine: The Search For Appropriate Birth Technology
-- Wagner, Marsden. Australia & U.K.: Ace Graphics


Immaculate Deception 2
-- Arms, Suzanne.

Assessing Alternative Birth Settings: Research Issues In The Assessment of Birth Settings
-- Committee; National Academy Press.

Baby Massage: Parent Child Bonding Through Touch
-- Auckett, Amelia.

The Bach Flower Remedies
-- Bach, E; New Canaan, CT.: Keats Publishing Co.

Special Delivery
-- Baldwin, Rahima; Berkeley, CA, Celestial Arts Press.

Active Birth
-- Balaskas, Janet.

Natural Pregnancy
-- Balaskas, Janet.

The Body Electric: Electromagnetism & The Foundation of LIfe
-- Becker & Selden; New York: William Marrow & Co.

When Pregnancy Fails
-- Borg & Laske.

Natural Childbirth The Bradley Way
-- Bradley.

Hands of Light
-- Brennon, Barbara.

Wheels of Light
-- Bruyere, Roselyn; Arcadia: Bon Productions.

Magnetic Therapy: Healing In Your Hands
-- Burke, G; Oklahoma City, OK. H. George Press.

Prenatal Nutrition: A Clinical Manual
-- Butman, Marcia.

The Tao of Physics
-- Capra, F; New York: Bantam Books.

Women Centered Pregnancy & Birth - Federation of Women's Health Centers
-- Cassidy, Brinn; Ginny.

Acupuncture Without Needles
-- Cerney, J.V; USA: Parker Publishing Co.

The Complete Cervical Cap Guide
-- Chalker Rebecca.

The Complete Book of Acupuncture
-- Chang, S; CA.: Celestial Arts.

Cradle & All
-- Chester, L., ed.

Cultivating Female Sexual Energy (Book)
-- Chia & Chia.

Cultivating Female Sexual Energy (Audio)

Perfect Health
-- Chopra, D; Harmony Books.

Perfect Health (Audio)

Healing With Crystals & Gemstones
-- Cochron, D.S. York Beech, ME: Samuel Weiser,Inc.

Childbearing: A Nursing Perspective
Clark, A & Alfonso, D.

Energetic Pregnancy
-- Davis, Elizabeth.

Witches, Midwives, & Nurses: A History of Women Healers
-- Ehrenreich; English.

Manual of Diagnostic Tests
-- Fischback, Frances.

Health Care of Women
-- Fogel, Catherine Ingram.

Guide To Diagnostic Tests
-- French, Ruth.

Babies, Breastfeeding & Bonding
Gaskin, Ina May.

The Herbal Medicine Makers Handbook
-- Green, James.

Love Is Green: An Herbal For Parents
-- Gruden, Lorien.

Flower Essences & Vibrational Healing
-- Gurudas; Albuquerque, NM.: Brotherhood of Life, Inc.

The Cultural Warping of Childbirth
-- Haire, Doris.

Gentle Birth Choices
-- Harper.

Contraceptive Technology
-- Hatcher, et. al.

Commonsense Childbirth
-- Hazell.

A Way To Natural Childbirth
-- Heardman, Helen.

Ultrasound In Obstetrics & Gynecology
-- Hobbins, Winsberg & Berkowitz.

Herbs For Women, A Guide For Lay Midwives
-- Hobbs, Valerie.

The Family Guide To Homeopathy
-- Horvilleur, Alain.

Coming To Terms
-- Israeloff, R.

Giving Birth (Photo Essay)
-- Kalengis, Mary.

Death, Society & Human Experience
-- Kastenbaum, Robert.

Recreating Motherhood
-- Katz-Rothman, Barbara.

The Tentative Pregnancy
-- Katz-Rothman, Barbara.

Episiotomy & The Second Stage of Labor
-- Kitzinger, Sheila.

The Place of Birth

Your Baby, Your Way
-- Kitzinger, Sheila.

The Amazing Newborn
-- Klaus & Klaus.

A Good Birth, A Safe Birth
-- Korte, Diane & Scaer, Roberta.

The Therapeutic Touch: How To Use Your Hands To Help To Heal
-- Krieger D.

On Death & Dying
-- Kubler-Ross, Elizabeth.

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
-- La Leche League, International.

The Breastfeeding Answer Book
-- La Leche League, International.

Painless Childbirth: The Lamaze Method
-- Lamaze, Fernand.

Breastfeeding: A Guide For The Medical Profession
-- Lawrence, R.

Brought To Bed: Childbearing In America
-- Leavith.

Birth Without Violence
-- Leboyer, Frederick.

Laboratory Tests With Nursing Implications
-- Le Fever, Joyce Kee.

Gyncology Well - Woman Care
-- Lichtman & Papera.

The American Midwife Debate
-- Litoff, Judy.

Motherwit: An Alabama Midwife's Story
-- Logan, O.L. & Clark, Kathlene.

Healing Stones: The Therapeutic Use of Gems & Minerals
-- Lorusso, J. & GLick. Albuquerque, N.M.: Brotherhood of Life.

Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book
-- Love, Susan.

The Heart of Chiropractic
-- Lowey, Ken & Kevin.

The Potential of the Traditional Birth Attendant
-- Mangay-Maglacas & Simons, eds.

The American Way of Birth
-- Mitford, Jessica.

Obstetrics Illustrated
-- Miller, A. & Callender, R; 5th edition, Harcourt Brace, 1997

Winters Child
-- March, Dea Trien.

Journeys Out of the Body
-- Monroe, R; ; Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor Press/Doubleday.

A Child Is Born (Paperback) -- Nilsson, Lennart

A Child Is Born (Hardcover)
-- Nilsson, Lennart

Childbirth With Insight
-- Noble, Elizabeth.

Having Twins
-- Noble, Elizabeth.

The Captured Womb
-- Oakley, Anne.

Birth Reborn
-- Odent, Michael.

Entering The World: The De-Medicalization of Childbirth
-- Odent, Michael.

Transformation Through Birth
-- Panuthos, Claudia.

Ended Beginnings: Healing Childbirth Losses
-- Panuthos, Claudia & Romeo.

Pregnancy As Healing
-- Peterson, G. & Mehl, L.

Cesarean Birth
-- Peterson, G. & Mehl, L.

Birthing Normally
-- Peterson, Gayle.

Considering Parenthood
-- Pies, Cheri.

The Neurological Examination of the Full Term Infant
-- Prechtl, Heinz.

-- Presser, J., Brewer, G; Freehand, J.

The Tender Gift: Breastfeeding
-- Raphael, Diana.

Crystal Healing: The Therapeutic Application of Crystal & Stones
-- Raphaell, K. New York: Aurora Press.

Childbirth Without Fear
-- Read.

Maturnity Nursing
-- Reeder, et. al.

Bestfeeding: Getting Breastfeeding Right For You: An Illustrated Guide
-- Renfrew, Fisher and Arms; Celestial Arts, 1990.

Birth Ways
-- Rice & Young.

Homebirth: A Practitioners Guide To Birth Outside The Hospital
-- Sagov, Feinbloom & Spindel with Brodsky.

The Healing Light
-- Sanford, A; USA: Macalister Park Publishing Co.

A Savage Inquiry: Who Controls Childbirth?
-- Savage, Wendy.

Love, Medicine, & Miracles
-- Siegel, B; New York: Harper & Row.

The Complete Crystal Guidebook
-- Silbey, Uma. San Francisco: U Read Publications.

Beyond Conception: The New Politics of Reproduction
-- Spallone, Patricia.

Home Health Care: Birthing To Hospice Care

Labor Pains: Modern Midwives & Homebirth
Sullivan & Weitz.

Safer Childbirth? A Critical History of Maternity Care
-- Tew, Marjorie.

A Midwife's Tale
-- Ulrich.

Death Dying & The Biological Revolution: Our Last Quest For Responsibility
-- Veatch, Robert.

Wildflowers of North America
-- Venning, Saito.

Homeopathy: Medicine of the New Man
-- Vithoulkas, G; New York: Grove Press Inc.

The Science of Homeopathy
-- Vithoulkas, G; New York: Grove Press Inc.

Interpretations of Diagnostic Tests - A Handbook
-- Wallach, Jacques.

Healing Wise
-- Weed, Susun; Woodstock, NY: Ash Tree Publishing.

Your Fertility Signals: Using Them To Achieve or Avoid Pregnancy Naturally
-- Weinstein, Merryl; St. Louis: Smooth Stone Press.

Hearts Open Wide
-- Wellish, Pam.

Clinical Obstetrics
-- Whitly, Nancy.

Your Fertility Signals: Using Them To Achieve or Avoid Pregnancy, Naturally
-- Weinstein, Merryl. St. Louis: Smooth Stone Press.


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