Christa Buckland

BHlthSc (Health Promotion)
Childbirth Educator
Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner

Books & DVDs

Recommended Books & DVDs

There are many wonderful books and DVDs available to inspire and inform.  Below is a list of my favourites.  I have many of these in my personal library which I can loan to clients, however it's always nice having your own copy.  


If you purchase any of the books listed here via these links, I will earn a small commission. Fishpond is an Australian online bookstore with fantastic prices and free shipping! :) 



Ina May's Guide to Childbirth   Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor's Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices   Childbirth without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth   Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally  The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth   Hypnobirthing: The Breakthrough Natural Approach to Safer, Easier, More Comfortable Birthing - The Mongan Method 

Birthing from within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation   Rediscovering Birth   Birth Skills: Proven Pain-management Techniques for Your Labour and Birth   Birth Skills Class: Practical Techniques and Tools for Your Labour and Birth   Unassisted Childbirth   Birth and Breastfeeding: Rediscovering the Needs of Women During Pregnancy and Childbirth



The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and Other Labor Companions   Doulas: Empowering Birthing Women   The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier and Healthier Birth   Cheers To Childbirth   The Father's Home Birth Handbook



The Caesarean   Effective Preparation for a Vaginal Birth After Caesarean: A Self Hypnosis CD Programme to Prepare to be Relaxed, Informed, Positive and Prepared (Natal Hypnotherapy Programme S.)   Vaginal Birth After Caesarean: The VBAC Handbook



Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding   The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (La Leche League International Book)   Baby-led Weaning: Helping Your Baby to Love Good Food   The Baby-led Weaning Cookbook: Over 130 Delicious Recipes for the Whole Family to Enjoy



Sleeping Like a Baby: Simple Sleep Solutions for Infants and Toddlers   Toddler Tactics   Parenting by Heart   100 Ways to Calm the Crying   The No-cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night: Foreword by William Sears, M.D. (Pantley)   The Attachment Parenting Book   

Nighttime Parenting: How to Get Your Baby and Child to Sleep   The Continuum Concept   No-cry Nap Solution: Guaranteed, Gentle Ways to Solve All Your Naptime Problems (Pantley)   The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child



Before You Were Born   Hello Baby

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There are some really lovely documentaries available.  Seeing beautiful births can be a great source of inspiration and reassurance when you are preparing for the big day!

Birth As We Know It

The Business of Being Born

Orgasmic Birth

The Face of Birth

The Art of Birth

Birth with Gloria Lemay

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