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Brainerd Lakes Midwifery's midwife in the world of TedX!   Watch and listen here:

Mother Knows Best: Listening to Women Improves Health Outcomes


Recent press release showing 300% (!!!!) rise in Minnesota Out of Hospital Births!

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This list is by no means exhaustive, but many of these books, websites, and films are those that women and their families find helpful as they learn about and prepare for childbirth, especially planned home birth.  I cannot specifically endorse every element addressed in each of these resources, but I do strive to include the types of books and other media that support natural, safe, and holistic philosophies of pregnancy, birth, and parenting.


Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, Ina May Gaskin

Spiritual Midwifery, Ina May Gaskin

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering, Dr. Sarah Buckley

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth, Henci Goer

The Birth Partner

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way

Active Birth, Janet Balaskaas

Birthing From Within



The Business of Being Born

Orgasmic Birth

Birth Story