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Childbirth,  women's health, spirituality and beyond

Lucy H. Pearce
 
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
"The doyen of home births in the US- inspiring and real, lots of stories from real mums"
Spiritual Midwifery
Spiritual Midwifery
"Her original book- hippy and dated- but a must just for the photos and language and the very different insight into birth which we don't have the language for now"
Birthing from within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation
Birthing from within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation
"If you were to only read one book on childbirth make it this- visionary, real and inspiring an importnat psychologicl and emotional preparation for birth"
Misconceptions: Truth, Lies and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood
Misconceptions: Truth, Lies and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood
"Read it and get angry about the medicalisation of birth, a real political book  for women"
What Mothers Do: especially when it looks like nothing
What Mothers Do: especially when it looks like nothing
"indescribably wonderful- give langauge to the important acts of mothering"
Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom: The Complete Guide to Women's Health and Wellbeing
Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom: The Complete Guide to Women's Health and Wellbeing
"Compassionate and insightful into all areas of women's health on all levels"
Women Who Run With The Wolves: Contacting the Power of the Wild Woman
Women Who Run With The Wolves: Contacting the Power of the Wild Woman
"Emotional and psychological understanding through myth and story"
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (La Leche League International Book)
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (La Leche League International Book)
"Far more than breastfeeding, mothering, parenting, pregnancy and birth"
The Artist's Way: A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self
The Artist's Way: A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self
"Creativity is key to femininity and this book is key to unblocking it"
The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women
The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women
"Get angry and get real about the fashion and beauty industry and women's bodies in our culture"
The Red Tent
The Red Tent
"Powerful fiction. A culture that celebrated their fertility and a well known bibilcal family"
The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics)
The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics)
"Ditto, also try the edible woman"
The Powerbook
The Powerbook
"More fiction- anything by Winterson, Written on the Body is another must"
The Vagina Monologues
The Vagina Monologues
"Some wonderful storiesare told and getting us used to saying the V word without flinching"
Mother Rising: The Blessingway Journey into Motherhood
Mother Rising: The Blessingway Journey into Motherhood
"A practical guide to celebrating a woman's spiritual journey into motherhood."
The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth
The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth
"All the research at your finger tips supporting non essential intervention in birth"
The Four Agreements: Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (Toltec Wisdom)
The Four Agreements: Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (Toltec Wisdom)
"Simple powerful wisdom for men and women"
Circle of Stones: Woman's Journey To Herself
Circle of Stones: Woman's Journey To Herself
"One of my all time favourites and a new discovery, have given it to all the important women in my life"
The Pregnant Woman's Comfort Book
The Pregnant Woman's Comfort Book
"Nurturing and supportive in the huge journey of pregnancy and birth"
Maps to Ecstasy: The Healing Power of Movement
Maps to Ecstasy: The Healing Power of Movement
"Movement, healing, dance- a wonderufl mix to pep up your physicality, sexulaity and emotional well being- active and inspiring"