As well as talking to a birth buddy, take a look at some of the resources and books we’ve gathered for you below. There’s information for pregnancy, helpful sites for making choices around labour and links to support for birth and breastfeeding.


Support and information (breastfeeding support)


Birth Reborn by Michel Odent

New Active Birth by Janet Balaskas

The Good Birth Companion by Nicole Croft

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

The Positive Birth Book by Milli Hill

The Oxytocin Factor by Kerstin Uvnas Moberg

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering by Dr Sarah Buckley

The Happy Birth Book by Beverley Turner

Birthing from Within by Pam England

The Heart in the Womb by Amali Lokugamage

What Mothers Do by Naomi Stadlen

Three in a Bed by Deborah Jackson

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding – La Leche League

Why Doulas Matter by Maddie McMahon

Why Breastfeeding Matters by Charlotte Young

Why Home Birth Matters by Natalie Meddings

Why Human Rights in Childbirth Matter by Rebecca Schiller