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Birth alternatives

  • Learn about homebirth and midwifery and why some people believe this is a better way to bring a child into the world than a doctor-attended hospital birth.
    • Don't Be Afraid!--Practical advice on planning for your homebirth; also help on overcoming birth fears.
    • Cesarean Section: The Anatomy of a Choice--Know the full ramifications of the hospital birth choice.
    • The Homebirth Choice by Jill Cohen and Marti Dorsey is about homebirth in the United States, and includes a list of questions to ask when choosing a midwife. This is from Midwifery Today.
    • Information about homebirth in England from the Brighton Homebirth Support Group (about 46 K)
  • If you want a midwife...
  • A birth assistant can help you have a better birth, no matter where you decide to have your baby: home, birth center or hospital.
    • The Professional Birth Assistant:
      Your Partner in Achieving the Birth You Desire (about 20 k),
      from Special Delivery, a publication of ALACE (The Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators)
  • Waterbirth resources
  • Women and Obstetrics: The Loss of Childbirth to Male Physicians is an interesting article about the history of obstetrics.
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