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)
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 More Pregnancy Photos Send e-mail to: email@example.com
Philip D. Holley, Professor
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Department of Social Sciences
Weatherford, OK 73096