These books and resources are authored and provided by people I know and love. Please support them in their efforts as each bring unique knowledge and understanding to the art of midwifery and herbs.

Hearts Open Wide
Pam Wellish & Susan Root

book-heartsLG“Women of all ages will find these birth accounts moving and fascinating. The midwives are the models of courage and skill. ~Elizabeth Davis author of Heart and Hands: A Midwife’s Guide

Becka is one of seven amazing midwives interviewed for this book. She and the other midwifes tell remarkable stories about birthing and the call to midwifery.

“…Only in this book can you read about women giving birth NATURALLY, some in mountain homes with no electricity, running water or flushing toilets, simply so their babies could have a decent birth out side of the controlling hospital setting. Only in this book can you hear stories such as the one of a woman delivering her baby in her V.W. bug…how awesome. True age-old midwifery is shown in this book and is a must read to see all aspects of giving birth.” Amazon Books

The No-Cry Sleep Solution
Elizabeth Pantley

book_noCryElizabeth is a parenting educator and president of Better Beginnings, Inc., a family resource and education company. Her series of No Cry Books are filled with practical and loving advice. On her new website you will find lots of parenting information, videos, contests, and Q&As, plus a PDF set of reproducible parent education newsletters – on topics including sleep, potty training, and tantrums – they are ready for you to download.

 

Heart and Hands: A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth
Elizabeth Davis

book_heartinhandsThe Safe Motherhood Quilt Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring those who have died of pregnancy-related causes during the past twenty years.

The quilt is made up of individually designed squares; each one devoted to a woman in the U.S. who has died of pregnancy-related causes since 1982. One quilt square is designed and dedicated to each mother’s memory. The Safe Motherhood Quilt is the voice for women who can no longer speak for themselves.

 

Water Birth A Midwife’s Perspective
Susanna Napierala

WaterBirthAs women increasingly seek more humanistic birthing methods than the hospital-based delivery, certified midwife Susanna Napierala (Northbay Midwifery) suggests that water birth offers mother and infant the ideal circumstances for beginning their lives together. Warm water, explains the author, reduces the hours and stress of labor, offers bodily support and relaxes blood flow, helping to ease the baby’s journey.


The Birth Book
and Spiritual Midwifery

Raven Lang and Ina May Gaskin

book_birthSpiritualComboThese two book are pioneer midwifery training books. Countless midwives of the 1970’s and 80’s utilized these book and today they are just as vital as ever! The Birth Book by Raven Lang and Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin. Must reads to the new student.

 

 

Creating a Garden for the Senses
Jeff Cox

JeffCoxHow to design a garden that appeals to all six senses. That’s right, including the sixth sense. The book gives plant selections with textures to touch, fragrances to smell, flavors to enjoy, and colors and compositions to see. Jeff Cox (husband of Susanna Napierala of Northbay Midwifery) is a talented author of many books on plants, food, wine and more! Check him out here.

 

 

Artemis Speaks: V.B.A.C. Stories & Natural Childbirth Information

Nan Koehler

book_artimusSpeaksThis is another must read book. Great stories and wonderful down to earth info. Written by Nan Koehler, a teacher of midwifery, herbalism, spirituality, and much more. A champion of natural living and being in balance with nature which provides harmony and abundance in our lives.

 

Safe Motherhood Quilt Project

SafeMotherhoodQuiltThe Safe Motherhood Quilt Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring those who have died of pregnancy-related causes during the past twenty years.

The quilt is made up of individually designed squares; each one devoted to a woman in the U.S. who has died of pregnancy-related causes since 1982. One quilt square is designed and dedicated to each mother’s memory. The Safe Motherhood Quilt is the voice for women who can no longer speak for themselves.


Other Great Resources

These resources are friends and people Becka has worked with, or learned from, over the years. I highly recommend taking their classes or event offerings.

Birthing

Birth Keepers Summit

Birthing the Future (Suzanne Arms)

Bumi Sehat Foundation International (Robin Lim)

California Association of Midwives (CAM)

Heart & Hands Midwifery (Elizabeth Davis)

Institute of Feminine Arts & Sciences

Jade Institute (Raven Lang)

Joy in Birthing (Giuditta Tornetta)

Loving the Mother

Mamma Primitiva Traditional Midwifery Education

Midwife International

Mindful Family Circles (Yeshi Neumann)

Northbay Midwifery (Susanna Napierala)

Northern California Birth Collective

Birdsong Midwifery (Carolyn Eldridge)

Herbs

California School of Herbal Studies

Dr. Christopher Hobbs

Floracopeia (Medicine Crow)

Horizon Herbs (Richo Cech)

Mountain Rose Herbs (Julie Bailey)

Northern California Women’s Herbal Symposium

Planet Herbs

Sage Mountain (Rosemary Gladstar)

Southwest School for Botanical Studies (Michael Moore)

United Plant Savers

White Pine Institute – Chinese Medicine Advanced Education (Raven Lang)

Earth & Healing

Birdsong Aromatherapy

Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy

Bioneers

Digital Earth

Planetwork