UNASSISTED HOME BIRTH AND RELATED MATTERS

UNASSISTED HOME BIRTH

Page Created 10-28-98; Latest Additions/Revisions 2-3-2000

"Today a new and radically different model of childbirth is emerging...Unassisted home birth (UHB) is defined as a planned birth experience in which the woman labors at home and delivers either alone or with a partner. Childbirth is believed to be a natural process, requiring the attendance of neither midwives or doctors. It is also ideally believed to be and experienced as sexual and not inherently painful. UHB is sometimes referred to as 'do-it-yourself' birth (DIY)." (Holley, April 3, 1998)

ACADEMIC ARTICLES

Philip D. Holley, A Preliminary Sociological Examination of Childbirth: A Comparison of Ancient, Contemporary, and Emerging Practices: Midwifery, Medical Obstetrics, and Unassisted Home Birth

Philip D. Holley and Dennis Brewster, Unassisted Home Birth and Related Emerging Values and Beliefs: A Description of A Re-Invented Family

Philip D. Holley, Toward A Definition of Unassisted Home Birth and A Typology of Birth

Philip D. Holley and Dennis Brewster, The Social Reconstruction of Birth as "Unassisted Home Birth:" Challenges to the Modern Medicalization, Deprivatization, and Desexualization of Birth.

Philip D. Holley and Laura Kaplan Shanley, Planned, Female Reproductive Sexuality: Sexual Meaning, Experience, Expression, and Potentiality at Conception and During Pregnancy, Labor, Delivery, and Nursing.

Philip D. Holley and Laura Kaplan Shanley, Planned, The Social Reconstruction of Female Reproductive Sexuality: The Emergence of Sexual Birth.

Philip D. Holley, Planned, Commitment to Unassisted Home Birth: Dynamics of Conversion and Persuasion.

UNASSISTED HOME BIRTH LINKS

Laura Kaplan Shanley-Bornfree
Laurie Morgan-Welcome to Laurie's Humble Home on the Web
Griesemer's Home Page
Pregnancy & Childbirth Information
Unassisted Homebirth
Birth Love
Mango Mama's Page
Hygeia Halfmoon, Ph.D.
Devi's Home Page
Luckymom in Ruth

BIRTH AND EROTICA

Laura, Birth Erotica
Leilah McCracken, Resexualizing Childbirth
Laurie, Angelica's Birth Part 3

OTHER LINKS

Nurturing Online
Kelly's Attachment Parenting Page
Kidz Are People Too
bestfed.com: Your online resource for progressive parenting issues!

BOOKS

Griesemer, Lynn 1998 Unassisted Homebirth: An Act of Love. (NOTE: Available from Terra Publishing, P.O.Box 80514, Charleston, SC, 29416-0514.)
Shanley, Laura 1994 Unassisted Childbirth. (760 36th St. Boulder, CO, 80303.)
Moran, Marilyn 1997 Pleasurable Husband/Wife Childbirth: The Real Consummation of Married Love. (Available from Terra Publishing.)
Moran, Marilyn 1981 Birth and the Dialogue of Love. (Available from Terra Publishing.)
Moran, Marilyn (ed.). 1986 Happy Birth Days. (Available from Terra Publishing.)

MAGAZINES AND NEWSLETTERS

Shanley, Letters from Home: Restoring our faith in birth
Nurturing
The New Nativity II (Valerie Nordstrom 4820 69th Ave. N., Brooklyn Ctr., MN 55429)

RELATED LINKS

Midwifery Today
Michigan School of Traditional Midwifery
International Guild of Traditional Midwives
Robin Weiss--Pregnancy/Birth
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Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Department of Social Sciences

Weatherford, OK 73096

1998-2000