I will be having unassisted births for my future children (one is due in March
). There's so much out there. I've been researching it for the past 10 months and there's still so much more I want to read. I copied this list from a post I wrote somewhere else so I may be repeating what others have posted.www.ucbirth.comwww.lauriemorgan.com/www.birthlove.comwww.empoweredchildbirth.comwww.birthinlove.org/www.unhinderedliving.com/childbirth.htmlwww.birthjunkie.com/homebirth/www.bestfed.com/childbirth/freebirth.htmwww.breastandbelly.comwww.unassistedhomebirth.com/fathers/
I also can't recommend enough the Unassisted Childbirth e-mail list. There is TONS AND TONS of useful information there. I've learned so much by being on this list.www.groups.yahoo.com/group/cbirth/
Birthlove.com is a pay site but I have to say that the membership fee is totally worth it IMO. (And it's for lifetime membership so you only pay once.) It's like buying a book that keeps updating itself for free. Aside from all of the useful info about healthy pregnancy, midwifery and unassisted birth there's the online doula course whose information would definately be handy in an unassisted birth. There are also two e-books that you can download too. All of this just for the membership fee. (ok, I'll stop pushing it now LOL).
This is a link to more links: http://www.lauriemorgan.com/birth.html
I also read, Polly's Birth Book: Obstetrics for the Home by Polly Block. Ironically it was this book that put me on the unassisted path. It just seemed so simple, although it has a lot of complicated techniques in it for some reason reading it gave me the confidence to look further.
There is also "Emergency Childbirth" by Gregory White. This is a great one for hubbys who don't want to bother with the inspirational stuff, just the logistics. It's written for Police men and emergency response people.
Finally there's Unassisted Childbirth by Laura Shanley, I haven't read it yet but I'm told it's a must read.