Book list for the Indie Birth Midwifery School

Trimester 1

Exploring the Divine Feminine
- Wild Power by Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer and Alexandra Pope

Speaking Your Truth - Content Creation
- The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing by Michael Harvey

Midwifery Herstory
- Making Midwives Legal by Raymond DeVries

Plant Medicine
- Peterson’s Wildflower Field Guide for your region.
- Healing Wise by Susun Weed
- Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification by Thomas Elpel Seeing

Seeing Beyond Our Own Experiences: Cultural Awareness, Diversity, and Midwifery Care
- Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Social Justice by Paul Kivel
- The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Healthcare by Zena Sharman
- Birthing Justice : Black Women, Pregnancy and Childbirth by Julia Chinyere Oparah and Alice D Bonaparte

Trimester 2

Hormonal Balance and Fertility Awareness
- Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler
- A New View of a Woman’s Body by The Federation of Feminist Women’s Health Centers
- The Anatomy of Arousal by Sherri Winston
- Her Blood is Gold by Lara Owen

First Things First: Taking Care of Ourselves in the World of Birth
- none required, getting a blank or guided journal of your choosing is encouraged

Birth Models Around the World and Envisioning the Future
- Birth Models that Work by Robbie Davis-Floyd
- Birth as an American Rite of Passage by Robbie Davis-Floyd

Pregnancy Nutrition - A Pillar of Midwifery
- Real Food for Pregnancy by Lily Nichols

Counseling; Listen; The Art and Science of Relationship Building in Midwifery
- Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B Rosenberg
- Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson and Joseph Grenny

Trimester 3

The Heart of What We Do: Wise Woman Prenatal Care
- Holistic Midwifery Volume 1 by Anne Frye (will be needed for the rest of the program)

- Research Updates for Midwives by Gail Hart (digital copy available through Maryn)

Placentation and Early Fetal Development
- Life’s Vital Link by Y. W. Loke

Healing Arts of the New Paradigm Midwife
- None Required

Research Methods for Midwives Who Want to Question the Status Quo
- Research Methods for Nurses and Midwives: Theory and Practice by Merryl Harvey and Lucy Land

Anatomy and Physiology: Exploring the Magic and Science of Labor & Birth
- Holistic Midwifery Volume 2 by Anne Frye (will be needed for the rest of the program)

Trimester 4

Tending to Mental Health in Pregnancy and the Postpartum
- A Mind of Your Own by Kelly Brogan
- Listening Visits in Perinatal Mental Health by Jane Hanley

Diagnostic Testing in Pregnancy - Integrating Lab Work Into Wise Woman Care
- Understanding Diagnostic Tests in the Childbearing Year by Anne Frye

Multidimensional Midwifery in the Prenatal Period
- Holistic Midwifery Volume 1 by Anne Frye
- Research Updates for Midwives by Gail Hart

Apprenticeship - A Time-Honored Tradition
- No books required

Full Spectrum Miscarriage and Loss for Midwives
- No books required

Trimester 5

The Journey Through the Pelvis and an Exploration of the Dystocias

- Holistic Midwifery Volume 2 by Anne Frye
- Midwifery Today Shoulder Dystocia E-book

Building Your Confidence in Recognizing and Handling the Rare Complication of Postpartum Hemorrhage

- Holistic Midwifery Volume 2 by Anne Frye
- Midwifery Today Hemorrhage E-book

Complex Birth Theory and Technique - Twins, Breech, Prolonged Labor

- Holistic Midwifery Volume 2 by Anne Frye
- First Stage of Labor E-book from Midwifery Today
- Breech E-book from Midwifery Today
- Twins E-book from Midwifery Today

The Baby’s Transition Earthside and the Art of Neonatal Resuscitation

- Holistic Midwifery Volume 2 by Anne Frye
- Suggested but not required - most current Neonatal Resuscitation Textbook (can be found cheaply on Ebay)

Trimester 6

Lactation Science and Breastfeeding Support

  • Breastfeeding and Human Lactation (Any edition)
  • Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding - Ina May Gaskin
  • Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering (Sarah J Buckley)
  • Core curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice (2nd Ed)

The 4th Trimester - Supporting the Postpartum Time as a Modern Midwife

- Natural Health After Birth by Aviva Romm

- Holistic Midwifery Volume 2 by Anne Frye

Foundations in Childbirth Education

- To Be Determined

When Birth Doesn’t Go As Planned: Birth Trauma and Transport

- To Be Determined

Badass Business Skills for Birth Workers Who Aren’t Messing Around

- The Fire Stater Sessions by Danielle Laporte