As well as talking to a birth buddy, take a look at some of the resources and books we’ve gathered for you below. There’s information for pregnancy, helpful sites for making choices around labour and links to support for birth and breastfeeding.


Support and information (breastfeeding support)


Birth Reborn by Michel Odent
New Active Birth by Janet Balaskas
The Good Birth Companion by Nicole Croft 
Why Home Birth Matters by Natalie Meddings 
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin 
The Positive Birth Book by Milli Hill 
Your No Guilt Pregnancy Plan by Rebecca Schiller
Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering by Dr Sarah Buckley 
Give Birth Like a Feminist by Milli Hill 
Informed is Best by Amy Brown 
Why Induction Matters by Rachel Reed
Homebirth by Nicky Wesson 
Let's Talk About... the First Year of Parenting by Amy Brown 
Why Postnatal Recovery Matters by Sophie Messager
Let's Talk About...Your New Family's Sleep by Lyndsey Hookway 
What Mothers Do by Naomi Stadlen 
Three in a Bed by Deborah Jackson 
Why Mothering Matters by Maddie McMahon 
You've Got it In You - A positive guide to breastfeeding by Emma Pickett