Rachelle Oseran

Group Instructor


Reading Recommendations

Most of the following books are available in my lending library. They may be borrowed, at no charge, by participants in my childbirth preparation classes.

Many of these books are available for purchase through the Lamaze media center – www.lamazeinternational.org , from www.birthinternational.com or www.amazon.com

The Official Lamaze Guide – Giving Birth with Confidence by Judith Lothian &

        Charlotte DeVries

Accountability in Nursing and Midwifery by Stephen Tilley and Roger Watson

Am I Allowed? by Beverley Beech

Breastfeeding: Getting Breastfeeding Right for You (2nd Edition) by Mary Renfrew,

        Chloe Fish and Susanne Arms

Birthing From Within by Pam England and Rob Horowitz

Birth Your Way by Sheila Kitzinger

Bonding by Klauss, Kennell, Klauss

Breastfeeding Matters (4th Edition) by Maureen Minchin

Breech Birth by Benna Waites

Birth as an American Rite of Passage by Robbie Davis-Floyd

Birth: Conceiving, nurturing and giving birth to your baby by Catherine Price and

        Sandra Robinson

Easing Labor Pain by Adrienne Lieberman

Episiotomy and the Second Stage of Labour by Sheila Kitzinger and Penny Simkin

Evidence for the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding by the World Health


Exercising Through Pregnancy by Dr. James Clapp

Fit & Pregnant – The Pregnant Woman's Guide to Exercise by Joan Marie Butler

Fit To Deliver – Pre Natal Fitness Program by Karen Nordahl, Susi Kerr & Carl


Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Harper

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering by Sarah Buckley, MD

Healthy Eating During Pregnancy by Dr. Laura Riley & Stacey Nelson

Impact of Birthing Practices on Breastfeeding by Mary Kroeger

Induction – Do I Really Need It? by Sara Wickham – an AIMS Publication

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

Let Birth Be Born Again by Jean Sutton

Mindful Birthing by Nancy Bardacke

No "One Right Way" by Rodanthe Lipsett

Nausea and Vomiting in pregnancy by Denise Tiran

New Active Birth by Janet Balaskas

Obstetric Myths versus Research Realities by Henci Goer

Optimal Care in Childbirth by Goer and Romano

Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn (4th Edition) by Penny Simkin

Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin

The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin

The Caesarean by Michel Odent

The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger

The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp, MD

The Labor Progress Handbook by Penny Simkin and Ruth Ancheta

The Midwife Companion by Andrea Robertson

The Mother of all Pregnancy Books by Ann Douglas

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

The Year After Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger

Twins by Katrina Bowman and Louise Ryan

The Water Birth Book by Janet Balaskas

What every pregnant woman needs to know about Cesarean Section by

     Maternity Centre Association

When Survivors Give Birth by Penny Simkin

Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom by Christiane Northrup, MD

Your Amazing Newborn by Marshall Klaus and Phyllis Klaus