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Health and Wellness

Thorndike Books

Childbirth is an amazing and life-altering event.  To learn more you may want to visit the library and look at some of our books.  Use the call number at the end of each listing below to find the book on our library shelves.  Need help?  Just ask!


  • Heart & hands : a midwife's guide to pregnancy and birth / Elizabeth Davis - RG950.D38 2012
  • Holistic midwifery : a comprehensive textbook for midwives in homebirth practice / Anne Frye - RG950.F783 1995 vol.1 & 2
  • Ina May's guide to childbirth / Ina May Gaskin - RG661.G376 2003
  • Spiritual midwifery / Ina May Gaskin - RG950.G37 2002
  • The birth partner : a complete guide to childbirth for dads, doulas, and all other labor companions / Penny Simkin - RG525.S5829 2013
  • The doula book : how a trained labor companion can help you have a shorter, easier, and healthier birth / Marshall H. Klaus, John H. Kennell, Phyllis H. Klaus - RG950.K558 2012
  • The doula business guide : creating a successful mother baby business / by Patty Brennan - RG950.B74 2010
  • The nursing mother's companion : the breastfeeding book mothers trust, from pregnancy through weaning / Kathleen Huggins, R.N., M.S., I.B.C.L.C. - RJ216.H845 2015
  • The simple guide to having a baby / by Janet Whalley et al - RG525.S587 2012
  • The thinking woman's guide to a better birth / Henci Goer - RG 525 .G51375 1999

Senior Projects

Here are a few senior projects housed in the COA archives in the library. 

  • Last Push - First Breath - Jesse Karpinnen, 2013
  • In Her Hands : A Cross-Cultural Exploration of Birth and Midwifery - Sara Patterson, 2011
  • Conscientious Birth - Laurel Scott, 2009
  • Welcome to the World: A Collection of Birth Stories - Gabriella Tara Roos,
  • A Doula's Perspective : The Impact of the Contemporary Birth Culture on Women, Families, and Society - Sarah Keeley, 2005