Get what you need

We love to read.  And we know that pregnant folks also love to read.  But we want you to back awaaaay from the google and read some of these instead.  We've carefully curated this collection of links to be evidence-based, non-scary, and helpful.  It's by no means exhaustive, but feel free to come back and browse anytime. It's here for you when you need it; just like us!

Image of a beach with the words 'prepare for one of the most important experiences of your life' [Rising Tide Women's Whole Life Wellness]

From us to you:

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We love books.

And here are some of our favorites, specifically for pregnant folks:

  • Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering, Sarah J Buckley, MD
  • Birthing From Within, Pam England
  • The Birth Partner, Penny Simkin
  • The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth, Henci Goer

There are so many out there, and we are intentionally listing only a few.  What we're saying is: if you can only read one book, make it one of these.

beautiful pregnant belly with mom's hands and breasts. Mom is wearing an infinity bracelet [Rising Tide Women's Whole Life Wellness]

Movies we love:

(Both are on Netflix)

  • Business of Being Born
  • More Business of Being Born

Silhouette of a pregnant woman on the beach [Rising Tide Women's Whole Life Wellness]

Physiology of Birth

Pregnant belly in profile [Rising Tide Women's Whole Life Wellness]

Places and ways to birth: