Anthropology Of Birth

Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge by Robbie E. Davis-Floyd & Carolyn F. Sargent

Birth as an American Rite of Passage by Robbie E. Davis-Floyd

Birth on the Threshold: Childbirth & Modernity in South India by Cecilia Van Hollen

Blood Magic: The Anthropology of Menstruation by Thomas C.T. Buckley & Alma Gottlieb

Additional Books by Robbie E. Davis-Floyd

Wives and Midwives: Childbirth and Nutrition in Rural Malaysia by Carol Laderman


“Indigenous Birthing Rituals” by Linda E. Grice

“Birth Rituals” on Midwifery Today

“Technology in Birth: First Do No Harm” by Marsden Wagner

“Midwifery’s Renaissance” by Marsden Wagner

“A Tale of Two Births” by Keith Goetzman

“Drugs, Knives, and Midwives” by Elizabeth Larsen

Parenting Books

The Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff

The Natural Child by Jan Hunt

Diaper Free: The Gentle Wisdom of Natural Infant Hygiene by Ingrid Bauer

Children’s Books

We’re Having a Homebirth!! by Kelly Mochel