Here are a few titles I recommend (in no particular order). Most of these books are regarding midwifery and birth, but there are also a few that I think are worth reading regardless of what you want to study. I know I’m going to be reading more and more as school continues, so I’ll add titles as often as I can! Any books you’d like to recommend? Tell me about them in the comments!
Push! The Struggle for Midwifery in Ontario
Ivy Lynn Bourgeault
The Birth Partner
In the Spirit of Homebirth: Modern Women, an Ancient Choice
Becoming a Student Midwife
The Kind Mama
Our Bodies, Ourselves
The Boston Women’s Health Collective
The Birth House
lovely fiction about midwifery in Eastern Canada
Birth Matters: A Midwife’s Manifesta
Ina May Gaskin
Articles written by Betty-Anne Daviss
Midwife and Professor at Carleton University, Women and Gender Studies Dept.
Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing
Christiane Northrup, M.D.
The Pornography of Meat
Carol J. Adams
Ontario Midwifery Student Reference
Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D.