Resources and Reading

At New Life Midwifery we encourage women and their partners to access as much information as possible to ensure they are able to make fully informed decisions and choices, are prepared for birth and for parenting their newborn.

Below is a list of suggested books, DVDs, websites and organisations that we have enjoyed and find helpful. Whilst extensive, there may well be other great resources not included. Please let us know if you have other favourites which could be added.

Pregnancy and birthing

  • Birth Skills                                              Juju Sundin and Sarah Murdoch
  • GentleBirth, Gentle Mothering          Sarah Buckley
  • Birthing with Confidence                    Rhea Dempsey
  • New Active Birth                                   Janet Balaskas
  • Birthing from Within                           Rob Horowitz and Pam England
  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth            Ina May Gaskin
  • Down to Earth                                       Jenny Blyth
  • Men At Birth                                          David Vernon
  • Microbirth                                              DVD
  • The Big Stretch Sequel                        DVD
  • The Pink Kit                                           DVD
  • The Face of Birth                                   DVD
  • The Business of Being Born                DVD


  • ABA Publications / Booklets               Australian Breastfeeding Association
  • Follow me Mum                                    DVD Rebecca Glover
  • Mum and I Can Do That                      DVD Sue Cox


  • Safe Sleep Space                                    DVD
  • Being Dad
  • Parenting By Heart                               Pinky McKay

Web Sites