NMI Print Media Library

National Midwifery Institute offers students the loan of print media items from the NMI Print Media Library. Students must submit a signed copy of the NMI Media Loan Agreement to the NMI Office by e-mail or postal mail prior to being sent Print Media requests. Print Media items are listed by content area, then alphabetically by title.


Print Media Request Form

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Below is a comprehensive list of required and optional print media resources used for completion of NMI Course Work. Print Media resources may be borrowed for 3 weeks, including mailing time. To request a resource, please complete and submit the form at left.


Print Media for Completion of NMI Coursework

Required Resources for NMI Course Work Completion*

*Unless otherwise noted, students should reference the most recent published edition of each resource.

Heart & Hands Course Work ~ Required Resources

Beginning/Intermediate
● Heart & Hands: A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth, 5th edition, Davis, Elizabeth
● The Rhythms of Women’s Desire: How Female Sexuality Unfolds at Every Stage of Life, Davis, Elizabeth
● Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying and Pleasurable Birth Experience, Davis, Elizabeth, and Pascali-Bonaro, Debra
● Witches, Midwives and Nurses, Ehrenreich, Barbara and English, Deirdre
● Myles Textbook for Midwives, 16TH Edition, Marshall, Jayne, Raynor, Maureen, ed.
● Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding, Newman, Jack and Pitman, Teresa
● Nutrition Almanac, 6th edition, Kirschmann, John
“The Midwives Model of Care” (pamphlet available from mana.org)

Advanced
● Heart & Hands: A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth, 5th edition, Davis, Elizabeth
● Varney’s Midwifery. 6th Edition, Tekoa L. King, Mary C. Brucker, Kathryn Osborne, Cecilia M. Jevitt
● Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health, Romm, Aviva Jill
● Understanding Diagnostic Tests in the Childbearing Year, 7th edition, Frye, Anne (Labrys Press) 2007.

Heart & Hands Course Work ~ Optional Resources

Advanced
● Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom (Revised), Northrup, Christiane
● The Women’s Wheel of Life, Davis, Elizabeth and Leonard, Carol

Study Group Course Work ~ Required Resources

● After the Baby’s Birth: A Woman’s Way to Wellness, Lim
● Best Practices in Midwifery: Using the Evidence to Implement Change, Anderson, Stone
● Bestfeeding, Arms
● Birth Emergency Skills Training, Gruenberg
● Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health, Romm
● Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Professional, Lawrence & Lawrence
● Companioning at a time of Perinatal Loss, Heustis, Jenkins
● Contraceptive Technology, Hatcher, Trussell, Nelson, Cates, Kowal and Policar
● Healing Passage (Suturing Manual), Frye (especially for the model of pelvic muscles)
● Healing Wise, Weed
● Heart and Hands, Davis
● Herbal for the Childbearing Year, Weed
● Holistic Midwifery, Vol. I, Frye
● Holistic Midwifery, Vol. II, Frye
● Homebirth Cesarean, Jarecki
● Human Anatomy and Physiology, Marieb
● Introduction to Research for Midwives, Rees
● Myles Textbook for Midwives
● Naturally Healthy Babies and Children, Romm
● On Grief and Grieving, Kubler-Ross
● Physical Assessment of the Newborn: A Comprehensive Approach to the Art of Physical Examination, Tappero, Honeyfield
● Practice Guidelines for Midwifery and Women’s Health, Tharpe & Farley
● Survivor Moms: Women’s Stories of Birthing, Mothering and Healing after Sexual Abuse, Sperlich & Seng
● Taking Charge of Your Fertility, Weschler
● The Baby Book, Sears & Sears
● The Garden of Fertility, Singer
● The New Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth, Brill
● The Peace Book, Diamond (provided by NMI)
● This Bridge Called My Back
● Understanding Diagnostic Tests in the Childbearing Year, Frye
● Understanding Diagnostic Tests in the Childbearing Year, Frye
● Varney’s Midwifery
● Williams Manual of Pregnancy Complications

One of following:
● Beyond the Blues: Prenatal and Postpartum Depression, A Treatment Manual, Bennett
● This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression, Kleiman
● The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook, Gyoerkoe et al.

Study Group Course Work ~ Optional Resources

● Come As You Are, Nagoski
● Killing the Black Body, Roberts
● Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag, Summers
● Sexual Intimacy for Women: A Same-Sex Guide for Couples, Corwin
● Survivor Moms: Women’s Stories of Birthing, Mothering, and Healing After Sexual Abuse, Seng & Sperlich
● The Cunt Coloring Book, Tee Corinne
● The Female Pelvis, Calais
● The Mother’s Guide to Sex, Semans, Winks
● Trans/Love: Radical Sex, Love, and Relationships Beyond the Binary, Diamond
● Trauma Stewardship, van Dernoot Lipsky
● Where’s The Mother? Stories from a Transgender Dad, MacDonald
● Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth, Betts
● -Homeopathic Medicines for Pregnancy and Childbirth, Moskowitz
● A Book For Midwives, Klein
● A Difficult Decision, A Compassionate Book About Abortion, Gardner
● Anti-D in Midwifery: Pancea or Paradox?, Wickman
● Aromatherapy and Herbal Remedies for Pregnancy, Birth, and Breastfeeding, Clark
● Aromatherapy and Herbal Remedies for Pregnancy, Birth, and Breastfeeding, Clark
● Belly Mapping Workbook, Tully
● Breast Cancer? Breast Health!, Weed
● Clinical Practice Guideline for Midwifery and Women’s Health, Tharpe, et al.
● Decision Assessment and Counseling in Abortion Care, Perrucci
● Down There: Sexual and Reproductive Health the Wise Woman Way, Weed
● Empty Arms: Coping with Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Death, Isle
● Healing Choice by Candace De Puy, Ph.D and Dana Dovitch, Ph.D.
● Healing the Trauma of Abuse: A Woman’s Workbook, Copeland & Harris
● Herbal Healing for Women, Gladstar
● Homeopathic Medicines for Pregnancy and Childbirth, Moskowitz
● Killing the Black Body, Roberts
● Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way, Weed
● Midwifery, Prenatal, Herbs, and Breastfeeding, Tricks of the Trade Volume VI, Midwifery Today
● Natural Healing in Gynecology, Nissim
● Natural Healing in Gynecology, Nissim
● Naturally Healthy Babies and Children, Romm
● Pharmacology for Women’s Health, Brucker & King
● Posterior: A Collection of Articles from Midwifery Today Magazine (Booklet), Midwifery Today
● Primary Care of Women, Hackley
● Real Food for Gestational Diabetes, Nichols
● Red Medicine: Traditional Indigenous Rites of Birthing and Healing, Gonzalez
● Silent Sorrow, Pregnancy Loss: Guidance and Support for You and You Family, Kohn, Moffett
● Skills for Midwifery Practice, Johnson, Taylor
● Taking Charge of Your Fertility, Weschler
● The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth, Betts
● The Labor Progress Handbook, Simkin
● The Natural Pregnancy Book, Romm
● The New Essential Guide To Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth, Brill
● The Survivor’s Guide To Sex: How to Create Your Own Empowered Sexuality After Childhood Sexual Abuse, Haines
● The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Better Birth, Goer
● The Wisdom of Menopause, Northrup
● There Was Supposed To Be a Baby, Keating
● Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, Erickson-Schroth
● Understanding and Teaching Optimal Foetal Positioning, Sutton and Scott
● Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organizing for Reproductive Justice, Sillman, Fried, Ross, & Guitérrez
● When Survivors Give Birth, Simkin
● Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, Northrup Fundamentals of Fetal Health Surveillance, Canadian Perinatal Programs Coalition ● Optional Shoulder Dystocia Collection of stories from Midwifery Today

Additional available Print Media Resources on Diversity, Equity, Anti-Racism, and Cultural Safety

  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness - Michelle Alexander

  • Japanese American Midwives: Culture, Community, and Health Politics, 1880-1950 - Susan L. Smith

  • Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali - Kris Holloway

  • The Holy Qur’an, translated by Abdullah Yusuf Ali

  • The Qur’an, a new translation by M.A.S. Abdel Haleem

  • Butterfly People, a novel - Robin Lim

  • The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, an American Legend - Bob Drury and Tom Clavin

  • Gender Diversity: Crosscultural Variations - Serena Nanda

  • Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions - Lisa Wade, Myra Marx Ferree

  • Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent In Drag - A.K.Summers

  • Dominant-Minority Relations in America: Convergence in the New World - John P Meyers

  • Privilege, Power, and Difference - Allan G. Johnson

  • The Meaning of Freedom and Other Difficult Dialogues - Angela Y. Davis

  • Rest in Power: A parents’ story of love, injustice, and the birth of a movement - Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin

  • Patrisia Gonzales, Red Medicine: Traditional Indigenous Rites of Birthing and Healing (University of Arizona Press, 2012).

  • Fear of Falling: The Inner Life of the Middle Class - Barbara Ehrenreich

  • From #Blacklivesmatter to Black Liberation - Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

  • Democracy In Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul - Eddie S. Glaude Jr

  • The Covenant with Black America, Ten Years Later - Tavis Smiley

  • Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America - Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

  • An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States - Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

  • Where’s The Mother? Stories from a Transgender Dad - Trevor MacDonald

  •  K. Bridges, Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011).

  • Sharla Fett, “Consciousness and Calling: African American Midwives at Work in the Antebellum South,” in New Studies in the History of American Slavery Eds. Edward E. Baptist and Stephanie M.H. Camp (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2006). Article available through Google Books.

  • J. Fried Stillman, et al. Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice (Cambridge: South End Press, 2004).

  • Deirdre Cooper Owens, Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology

  • Harriet Washington, Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present (New York: Doubleday, 2006).

  • Oporah et. al, Battling Over Birth: Black Women and the Maternal Healthcare Crisis (Preclarus Press, 2018)

  • Jenine Valrie Logan, Free to Breastfeed: Voices of Black Mothers (Preclarus Press 2014)