Birth &Breath  Devon Linton Handel

*Birth Doula *Prenatal Yoga *Fairy Hair

Special thanks to my Birth Doula & Friend, Elizabeth, to my sister, Lesley and several of my clients 

 for many of the images, as well as the video by Amanda Ditzel- Photography that are featured on this site. 

Lending Library

I have a selection of books that may be helpful to read on your motherhood journey.  I am happy to lend one or many to my clients.  I ask that each book be returned in good condition and in a considerate time frame to allow others the pleasure of reading them, as well.   

Pregnancy:

  • The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger (2000)
  • The New Pregnancy & Childbirth- Choices and Challenges by Sheila Kitzinger (2011, Revised Fourth Edition)
  • Pregnancy Childbirth and the Newborn- The Complete Guide by Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley & Ann Keppler (2001)
  • The Pregnancy Book- Month-by-Month, Everything You Need to Know From America's Baby Experts by William Sears and Martha Sears (1997 First Edition)
  • A Child Is Born by Lennart Nilsson and Lars Hamberger (Fourth Edition)
  • From Conception to Birth- A Life Unfolds by Alexander Tsiaras and Barry Werth (2002, First Edition)
  • Wise Woman Herbal- Childbearing Year by Susun S. Weed (1986)


Childbirth:

  • Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon (1996, Revised Edition)
  • Having a Baby Naturally- The Mothering Magazine Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth by Peggy O'Mara (2003)
  • Mindful Birthing- Training the Mind, Body, and Heart for Childbirth and Beyond by Nancy Bardacke (2012)
  • The Birth Partner- A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions by Penny Simkin (2013, Fourth Edition)
  • Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin (2003)
  • Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin (2002, Fourth Edition)
  • Birth Matters- A Midwife's Manifesta by Ina May Gaskin (2011)
  • Preparing for Birth with Yoga by Janet Balaskas (1994)
  • The Birth Book- Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birth by William Sears and Martha Sears (1994)
  • The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer (1999 First Edition)
  • Birthing From Within- An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation by Pam England and Rob Horowitz
  • Your Vegetarian Pregnancy- A Month-by-Month Guide to Health and Nutrition by Holly Roberts (2003)
  • When a Child is Born- A Guide to Natural Mothering, Pregnancy, Birth and Early Childhood by W. Zur Linden (1984, First Edition)
  • 100,000 Plus Baby Names by Bruce Lansky (2009)
  • Blessingways- A Guide to Mother-Centered Baby Showers, Celebrating Pregnancy, Birth and Motherhood by Shari Maser (2004)


Newborn/ Family Care:

  • The Baby Book- Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby From Birth to Age Two by William Sears and Martha Sears
  • After the Baby's Birth... A Woman's Way to Wellness- A Complete Guide for Postpartum Women by Robin Lim (1991)
  • Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child- A Step-by-Step Program for a Good Night's Sleep by Mark Weissbluth (2003, Third Edition)
  • The No-Cry Sleep Solution- Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night by Elizabeth Pantley (2002)
  • Natural Family Living- The Mothering Magazine Guide to Parenting by Peggy O'Mara (2000)
  • Sign with Your Baby- How to Communicate with Infants Before They Can Speak by Joseph Garcia (2005)
  • The Continuum Concept- Allowing Human Nature to Work Successfully by Jean Liedloff (1977)
  • Infant Nutrition- Your Child's Foundation for Health by Mark Percival (1995)
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (2004)
  • The Tao of Motherhood by Vimala McClure (1997)


Breastfeeding:

  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International (2004, Seventh Revised Edition)


Fertility Awareness:

  • Taking Charge of Your Fertility- The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement and Reproductive Health by Toni Weschler (2002, Revised Edition)