More Great Reads for Your Pregnancy

Reading together


  • Up The Duff: The Real Guide To Pregnancy Book by Kaz Cooke, 1999.  This will appeal to you if you want a light-hearted look at pregnancy, birth and babies.


  • Men At Birth by David Vernon 2006.  Full of stories written by men, for men, about their birth experiences.


  • Hello Baby by Jenni Overend & Julie Vivas, 1999.  Read how one family celebrate the birth of a baby at home with warmth, honesty and joy.  A beautiful book.


  • Optimal Foetal Positioning by Jean Sutton & Pauline Scott, 1996.  Suggests ways to help align the baby in utero in the maternal pelvis before labour starts.


  • The Business Of Being Born by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein , 2007.  This film interlaces intimate birth stories with surprising historical, political and scientific insights and shocking statistics about the current American maternity care system.


  • Expecting Adam:  A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic by Martha Beck, 2000.  A story about a couple’s second child who has Down syndrome and what they learned and unlearned.


  • The Pink Kit by Wintergreen & Common Knowledge Trust, 2007.  A multimedia kit includes tips on how to prepare your birthing body; childbirth skills using information from women of different cultures, religions and socio-economic backgrounds.