The gentlebirth.org website is provided courtesy of
Ronnie Falcao, LM MS,
a homebirth midwife in Mountain View, CA
VBAC (Vaginal Birth after Cesarean) and Cesarean Prevention
Cohen, Nancy Wainer and Lois J. Estner. Silent Knife: Cesarean Prevention
and Vaginal Birth after Cesarean. New York: Bergin and Garvey, 1983.
Cohen, Nancy Wainer. Open Season: A Survival Guide for Natural Childbirth
and VBAC in the 90s. New York: Bergin and Garvey, 1991.
Flamm, Bruce. Birth After Cesarean: The Medical Facts. New York: Prentice
International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc.
1304 Kingsdale Ave.
Redondo Beach CA 90278
An excellent resource with a supportive, informative newsletter, The Clarion.
Birth Alternatives Respectful of Women and their Babies
This topic is especially relevant to mothers who are at risk of postpartum
depression because the more interventive a birth a woman experiences, the
more likely she is to be depressed. Choose a birth alternative that will
empower you AND keep your baby safe.
Arms, Suzanne. Immaculate Deception II: Myth, Magic, and Birth. Berkeley:
Celestial Arts, 1994.
Jones, Carl. Alternative Birth. Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher, 1990.
Kitzinger, Sheila. The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth. New York:
Alfred A. Knopf, 1989.
Kitzinger, Sheila. Homebirth. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 1991.
Korte, Diana and Roberta Scaer. A Good Birth, A Safe Birth. Harvard: Harvard
Sears, William. The Birth Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe
and Satisfying Birth. Boston: Little, Brown and Co, 1994.
Informed Homebirth/Informed Birth and Parenting
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