Welcome to the Personal Website of Vachi & Matthew Spivey, AAHCC -- 2016 Affiliated Bradley® instructors

Give Birth Jax

Bradley Method®
Natural Childbirth Classes 

The following books and videos are available to read or watch at home:


Required Reading:

Husband-Coached Childbirth . . .  by Robert A. Bradley, M.D.

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way . . .  by Susan McCutcheon

The Birth Partner . . .   by Penny Simkin PT

The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth . . .   by Henci Goer 

Recommended Reading:

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth . . .   by Ina May Gaskin

Emergency Childbirth Manual . . .   by Gregory J White, M.D.

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding . . .   by LLLI

Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding . . .   by Ina May Gaskin

Dr. Jack Newman's Guide to Breastfeeding . . . by Dr Jack Newman and Teresa Pitman

Spiritual Midwifery. .. Ina May Gaskin

The Expectant Dad's Handbook . .  . by Dean Beaumont

Back Labor No More! . . . By Janie McCoy King 

The Gentle Parent . . . by L. R. Knost

The Fussy Baby Book . . . by William Sears, M.D. and Martha Sears, R.N.

The Vital Touch . . . by Sharon Heller, PhD

Creating Your Birth Plan . . . by Marsden Wagner, M.D., M.S.

More on Breastfeeding

The Nature of Birth and Breastfeeding . . .   by Michel Odent, M.D.

Birth and Breastfeeding . . .   by Michel Odent, M.D.


Home Birth Titles

The Father's Home Birth Handbook . . . by Leah Hazard

The Essential Homebirth Guide . . . by Jane E. Drichta, CPM and Jodilyn Owen, CPM 

Pocket Guide to Midwifery Care . . . by Aviva Jill Romm


Baby Care

The Baby Sleep Book . . . by William Sears, M.D., Robert Sears M.D., James Sears, M.D., and Martha Sears R.N.

The Happiest Baby on the Block . . . by Harvey Karp, M.D.

Baby Calm . . . by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn Penny Simpkin, et al

Birth Book #2: Proven Ways to Have a Healthier Baby after Birth . . . by Sarah & Steve Blight

The Vaccine Book . . . by Robert W. Sears M.D.

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Circumcision . . . by Paul M. Fleiss, M.D. and Frederick M. Hodges D.Phil

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children’s Vaccinations . . . by Stephanie Cave, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.

Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America. . . by Leonard B. Glick

Saying No to Vaccines . . . by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny

25 Things Every New Mother Should Know . . . Martha Sears, R.N., and William Sears, M.D.

The Wonder Weeks. . . by Hetty van de Rijt Ph.D, Frans Plooij Ph.D


Specifically for Daddies

Becoming a Father: How to Nurture & Enjoy Your Family . . . by William Sears, M.D.

Father's First Steps: 25 Things Every New Dad Should Know . . . by Robert W. Sears, M.D. and James M. Sears, M.D.

The Father's Home Birth Handbook . . . by Leah Hazard

The Expectant Dad's Handbook . .  . by Dean Beaumont

Men at Birth: Guide to Successful Childbirth Experience. . . Phillip and Genny White


Special Interest

Survivor Moms . . . by Mickey Sperlich, MA, CPM and Julie S. Seng, PhD, CNM

When Survivors Give Birth . . . by Penny Simkin, PT , and Phyllis Klaus, CSW, MFT

Natural Birth Stories: The Real Mom's Guide to an Empowering Natural Birth . . . Shannon Brown

Homebirth in the Hospital . . . by ** Stacey Marie Kerr, M.D. 

      ** 'Dr Stacey' delivered my first Bradley® Baby in 1994- A truly beautiful experience!**

Mind over Labor . . . by Carl Jones

Visualizations for an Easier Childbirth . . . by Carl Jones

Fearless Pregnancy . . .   by Victoria Clayton, Stuart Fischbein, and Joyce Weckl 
Birth Matters . . . by Ina May Gaskin

Children at Birth . . . by Marjie and Jay Hathaway AAHCC

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart  . . .  by Deborah L. Davis, Ph.D

Birth Stories: A Collection of Articles from Midwifery Today Magazine . . . Edited by Nancy Halseide

A Wise Birth . . . by Penny Armstrong, CNM and Sheryl Feldman

Your Best Birth . . . by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein

The Pregnancy Book . . . by William Sears, M.D. and Martha Sears, R.N.

The Birth Book . . . by William Sears, M.D. and Martha Sears, R.N.

Gentle Birth Choices . . .   by Barbara Harper, R.N.

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering . . .   by Sarah J Buckley, M.D.

Twelve Alternatives to Time Out: Connected Discipline Tools for Raising Cooperative Children, by Ariadne Brill

Cut, Stapled, and Mended: When One Woman Reclaimed Her Body and Gave Birth on Her Own Terms After Cesarean . . . by Roanna Rosewood

Pathways to Family Wellness: Selected articles


Heavier Reading

Safer Childbirth? . . . by Marjorie Tew

Shoulder Dystocia: A Collection of articles from Midwifery Today Magazine

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

Obstetric Myths Versus Research Realities: A Guide to the Medical Literature . . . by Henci Goer

Pushed . . .   by Jennifer Bloock

Optimal Care in Childbirth: The Case for a Physiologic Approach: Henci Goer

Best Practices in Midwifery Barbara Anderson, Susan Stone

Born in the USA . . . by Marsden Wagner, M.D., M.S

The Labor Progress Handbook. . . Penny Simkin, Ruth Ancheta

Childbirth and the Future of Homo Sapiens . . . by Michel Odent, M.D.

Entering the World . . . by Michel Odent, M.D.

The Functions of the Orgasms . . . by Michel Odent, M.D.

Metabolic Toxemia of Late Pregnancy: A Disease of Malnutrition . . . by Thomas A. Brewer, MD



Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives

It’s My Body, My Baby, My Birth

Birth with Glorida Lemay

The Business of Being Born

More Business of Being Born (Part 1)

More Business of Being Born (Part 2)

More Business of Being Born (Part 3)

More Business of Being Born (Part 4)

The Happiest Baby on the Block

Birth in Action

Woman to Woman

Laboring under an Illusion: Mass Media Childbirth vs. The Real Thing

Orgasmic Birth