Recommended Reading

Books in English

Suggested books and DVD’s by the following authors and birth activists (alphabetical order):

Special Note: Most of the authors have published numerous books and articles on the subject of natural birth, a list of which would be too long for this site. Please check for their publications, or at your local LLL and BirthVoice library, for more copies of their work

  1. Arms, Suzanne. Immaculate Deception: Myth, Magic & Birth. California: Celestial arts, 1994
  2. Baker, Elsworth. Man in the trap. London: Collier Books, 2000
  3. Balaskas, Janet. New Active Birth. London: Thorsons, 1991
  4. Berezin, Nancy. The Gentle Birth Book: Practical Guide to Leboyer Family-Centered Delivery. NY: Pocket Books, 1980
  5. Cassidy, Tina. Birth - The surprising history of how we are born. NY: Grove Press, 2006
  6. Davis-Floyd, Robbie and Sargent, Carolyn F. eds. Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge. Los Angeles and Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997
  7. Davis-Floyd, Robbie. Childbirth as an American Rite of Passage. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1992
  8. Edwards, Margot and Waldorf, Mary. Reclaiming Birth: history and heroines of American childbirth reform. New York: The Crossing Press, 1984
  9. Eiger, Marvin S. and Wendkos Olds, Sally. The Complete Book of Breastfeeding.  Bantam Books, 1999
  10. England Pam and Horowitz Rob. Birthing from within – an extraordinary guide to childbirth preparation. New Mexico: Partera Press, 1998
  11. Gaskin, Ina May. Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding. Random House Publishing, 2009
  12. Gaskin, Ina May. Ina May's Guide to Childbirth. NY: Bantam Books, 2003
  13. Gaskin, Ina May. Spiritual Midwifery. Tennessee: The Book Publishing Company, 1980
  14. Goer, Henci. Obstetrical Myths versus research realities. Westport: Begin & Garvey, 1995
  15. Harper, Barbara, RN. Gentle Birth Choices. Rochester: Healing Arts Press, 1994
  16. Heli, Susanna. Confident Birth. Pinter & Martin Ltd, 2013
  17. Kitzinger, Sheila. Rediscovering Birth. London: Little Brown, 2000
  18. Kitzinger, Sheila. The New Experience of Childbirth. Great Britain: Orion, 2004
  19. Kitzinger, Sheila. The Politics of Birth. London: Elsevier, 2005
  20. Klaus, Marshall, Kennell John, Klaus, Phyllis. The Doula book. USA: Perseus Publishing, 1993
  21. La Leche League International. The womanly art of breast feeding. Illinois: La Leche League, 1994
  22. Leboyer, Frederick. Birth without violence. Rochester, VT: Healing arts Press, 1974
  23. Leboyer, Frederick. The Art Of Giving Birth: With Chanting, Breathing, And Movement. Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions International, 2009
  24. Lothrop, Hannah: Breastfeeding Naturally, A New Approach For Today’s Mother. Da Capo Press, 1999
  25. Makichen, Walter: Spirit Babies: How to Communicate with the Child You're Meant to Have. Delta, 2005 
  26. Moody, Jane, Britten, Jane, Hogg, Karen: Breastfeeding Your Baby: Includes Practical Advice from Over 200 Women. Da Capo Press, 1997
  27. Mitford, Jessica. The American way of birth. NY: Penguin books, 1992
  28. Murray, Enkin and Keirse, Marc. A Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000
  29. Noble, Elizabeth. Having Twins -- And More: A Parent's Guide To Multiple Pregnancy, Birth, And Early Childhood. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 2003
  30. O’ Mara, Peggy. Mothering Magazine’s: Having a Baby Naturally. New York: Atria Books, 2003
  31. Odent, Michel. Birth and Breastfeeding. East Sussex: Clairview, 2003
  32. Odent, Michel. Primal Health. East Sussex: Clairview, 2002
  33. Odent, Michel. The Caesarean. Great Britain: Free association books, 2004
  34. Odent, Michel. The Function of the Orgasm. Pinter & Martin Ltd, 2009
  35. Odent, Michel. The Scientification of Love. London, N.Y.: Free Association Books, 2000
  36. Odent, Michel. Water and sexuality. London: Arkana, 1990
  37. Reich, Wilhelm. Children of the future. N.Y.: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1983
  38. Schwartz, Leni. Bonding before birth. Boston: Sigo Press, 1991
  39. Simkin, Penny and Klaus, Phyllis. When survivors give birth. USA: Classic day Publishing, 2004
  40. Solter, Aletha. The Aware Baby. California: Shining star Press, 2001
  41. Verny, Thomas, Kelly, John. The secret life of the unborn child. The Warner books, 1988
  42. Wainer Cohen, Nancy and Estner, Lois. Silent Knife. New York: Bergin & Garvey Publishers, 1983
  43. Young, Diony. Changing Childbirth: family birth in the hospital. New York: Childbirth graphics Ltd, 1982

Books in Greek

  1. Bertherat, Marie (1997), "Το Σώμα μου, η Εγκυμοσύνη μου και Εγώ", Αθήνα: Θυμάρι
  2. Κλάους, Κένελ, Κλάους (2004),"Ένας μοναδικός δεσμός", Αθήνα: ΡΕΩ
  3. Odent, Michel (1999), "Η Γέννα στο Δρόμο της Φύσης", Αθήνα: Θυμάρι
  4. Odent, Michel (2005), "Η καισαρική τομή και ο φυσικός τοκετός", Αθήνα: Ρέω
  5. Leboyer Frederick (2008), "Φυσικός τοκετός", Αθήνα: Ρέω
  6. Leboyer Frederick (1994), «Σαντάλα, Τα τρυφερά Χέρια», Αθήνα: Θυμάρι
  7. Βίλχελμ Ράιχ (1984), "Τα παιδιά του μέλλοντος", Αθήνα: Αποσπερίτης
  8. Τοματίς Άλφρεντ (2007), "9 μήνες στον παράδεισο – ιστορίες από την ενδομήτρια ζωή", Αθήνα: ΡΕΩ
  9. Sears, W. & Sears, M. (2004), "Ο θηλασμός", Αθήνα: Πατάκη
  10. Πατσούρου Α. (2007), "Θηλασμός –Μια υπέροχη σχέση", Θεσσαλονίκη: Σύγχρονοι ορίζοντες / 2 τόμοι
  11. Herbinet E., Busnel Marie Cl. (1991), "Η χαραυγή των αισθήσεων - οι αισθητηριακές αντιλήψεις του εμβρύου και του νεογέννητου", Αθήνα: Kέδρος - Ράππα
  12. Καυκαλίδη Aθ. (1980), "Η γνώση της μήτρας", Αθήνα: Ολκός
  13. Klaus M., Klaus Ph. (2008), "Το υπέροχο μωρό σας", Αθήνα: Ρέω