Lending Library

“If you don’t know your options, you don’t have any” ~ Diana Korte

Gathering information, perspectives and assessing different types of knowing for personal relevance is often a challenge while pregnant. What do you believe to be true about birth? How do you know that something is right for you? What do you need to know? If you are in a gathering stage of your pregnancy, parenting or beginning your birthwork; then this lending library is for you. Knowledge has the potential to crack open barriers and shed light on all possibilities. Knowledge should be open to anyone who seeks it.

The following titles are available to clients and birthworkers in community mentorship.


Born In The USA – Marsden Wagner
Heart & Hands – Elizabeth Davis
Birthing From Within – Pam England
The Thinking Woman’s Guide To A Better Birth – Henci Goer
Natural Hospital Birth – Cynthia Gabriel
In The Spirit Of Homebirth – Bronwyn Preece
The First Fourty Days – Heng Ou
Ancient Map For Modern Birth – Pam England
Birth, Breath & Death – Amy Wright Glenn
The Real Wealth Of Nations – Riane Eisler
The Roar Behind The Silence – Eds. Sheena Byrom & Soo Downe
Liberating Motherhood – Vanessa Olorenshaw
Homebirth Cesarean – Courtney Key Jarecki
Unassisted Childbirth – Laura Kaplan Shanley
Home/Birth – Arielle Greenberg & Rachel Zucker
The Hidden Feelings Of Motherhood – Kathleen Kendall-Tackett
Where’s The Mother? – Trevor MacDonald
Making Midwives Legal – Raymond Devries
The Birth Conspiracy – Rivka Cymbalist
Aromatherapy & Massage – Allison England
Herbal For The Childbearing Year – Susun Weed
Down There – Susun Weed
The Remedy – Queer & Trans Voices In Health Care – Zena Sharman
Natural Liberty – Sage Femme Collective
The Birth House – Ami McKay
Beyond The Sling – Mayim Bialik
Homebirth In The Hospital – Stacey Marie Kerr
The Essential Homebirth Guide – Jane Drichta & Jodilyn Owen
Experienced Doula – Cassaundra Jah
Witches, Midwives & Nurses – Barbara Ehrenreich & Deirdre English
Placenta: The Gift Of Life – Cornelia Enning
Noche de Nacimiento – Joanne Santana
Why Not Me? – Wndy Bovard & Gladys Milton
Voices From The Farm – Ed. Rupert Fike
How To Raise A Healthy Child In Spite Of Your Doctor – Robert Mendelson
Malepractice – Robert Mendelson
Woman Healers – Elisabeth Brooke
Midwives – Chris Bohjalian
Dreambirth – Catherine Shainberg
Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom – Christiane Northrup
The Vaccine Book – Robert Sears
Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parent’s Guide – Aviva Romm
Breastfeeding Solutions – Nancy Mohrbacher
The Red Tent – Anita Diamant
Natural Health After Birth – Aviva Romm
Call The Midwife (Vol. 1) – Jennifer Worth
Call The Midwife (Vol. 2) – Jennifer Worth
Reflexology And Acupressure – Janet Wright
Yoga For Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond – Francoise Barbara Freedman
Birthing As Nature Intended (B.A.N.I) – Teresa Van-Zeller
Gentle Birth Choices – Barbara Harper
Breathe Your Way Through Birth With Yoga – Julie Llewellyn-Thomas
Massage: The Healing Power Of Touch – Karen Smith
The Woman’s Yoga Book – Bobby Clennell
Being Born – Sheila Kitzinger
The New Our Bodies, Ourselves – The Boston Woman’s Health Book Collective
The Premature Baby Book – Robert Sears
Ina May’s Guide To Breastfeeding – Ina May Gaskin
Ina May’s Guide To Childbirth – Ina May Gaskin
How To Expect What You’re Not Expecting – Eds. Jessica Hiemstra & Lisa Martin-Demoor
Hypnobirthing – Marie F. Mongan
Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives – Deepak Chopra
Hold On To Your Kids – Gorden Neufeld & Gabor Mate
The Science Of Parenting – Margot Sunderland
The Discipline Book – Robert Sears
The Nourishing Traditions Book Of Baby & Child Care – Sally Fallon & Thomas Cohen
The Business Of Baby – Jennifer Margulis
Labyrinth Of Birth – Pam England
Into These Hands – Ed. Geradine Simkins
Spiritual Pregnancy – Shawn Tassone & Kathryn Landherr
Bump – Kate Evans
Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful – Gurmukh
Birth Skills – Juju Sundin & Sarah Murdoch
Mama, Talk About When Max Was Born – Toni Olson & Marie Carlson
The Rebozo Technique Unfolded – Mirjam De. Keijzer & Thea van Tuyl
Taking Charge Of Your Fertility – Toni Weschler
The Natural Pregnancy Book – Aviva Romm
The Doula Book – Marshall Klaus, John Kennell & Phyllis Klaus
A Book For Midwives – Susan Klein, Suellen Miller & Fiona Thomson
Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering – Sarah Buckley
Rediscovering Birth – Sheila Kitzinger
Childbirth Without Fear – Grantly Dick-Read
The Midwife’s Tale – Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
The Labour Progress Handbook – Penny Simkin
Birth Matters – Ina May Gaskin
Pushed – Jennifer Block
Birth & Sex – Sheila Kitzinger
Baby Catcher – Peggy Vincent
The Green Lady – Helena Joyce
Spiritual Midwifery – Ina May Gaskin

Midwifery Today Journals

Twins – Summer 2014, Issue 110
Multiple Births – Fall 1996, Issue 39
Breech Birth – Summer 2013, Issue 106
Induction – Autumn 2013, Issue 107
Miscarriage & Infertility – Spring 1997, Number 41
Posterior – Summer 2015, Issue 114
Preeclampsia – Winter 2014, Issue 112
Waterbirth – Autumn 2015, Issue 115
The Umbilical Cord – Winter 2013, Issue 108
Waterbirth – Winter 2010/2011, Issue 96
Instinctive Birth – Winter 2003, Issue 68
Homebirth – Spring 2010, Issue 93
Hemmorhage – Spring 2013, Issue 105
Group B Strep – Spring 2015, Issue 113
The Placenta – Spring 2014, Issue 109
Doulas – Winter 2012, Issue 104
Tear Prevention – Spring 2003, Issue 65
Prematurity – Autumn 2014, Issue 111


Happy Healthy Child: A Holistic Approach
The Milky Way
Complete Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga
Dunstan Baby Language
Doula: The Ultimate Birth Companion
More Business Of Being Born
Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin & The Farm Midwives
Guerrilla Midwife