SUGGESTED BOOKS FOR PREGNANCY AND BIRTH

Preparation for Birth (Books)

  • Surrendering to Motherhood, Iris Krasnow
  • The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth, Henci Goer
  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, Ina May Gaskin
  • The Business of Being Born, Ricki Lake
  • Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care, Jennifer Block
  • Methods of Childbirth, Constance A. Bean
  • Active Birth, Janet Balaskas
  • Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must Be Fixed to Put Women and Children First, Dr. Marsden Wagner
  • Prenatal Parenting, Fredrick Wirth
  • Birth Your Way, Sheila Kitzinger
  • The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth, Sheila Kitzinger
  • What Every Pregnant Woman Should Know, Dr. Tom Brewer
  • Sit Up and Take Notice!, Order through Midwifery Today Online
  • Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way, Susan Rosegg-McCutcheon
  • Children at Birth, Jay and Marjie Hathaway
  • A Good Birth, A Safe Birth, Diana Korte and Roberta Scaer

Parenting (Books)

  • The Baby Book, William and Martha Sears
  • Attachment Parenting, Katie Allison Granju
  • The Family Bed, Tine Thevenin
  • The Immunization Decision, Randall Neustaedter
  • How to Raise A healthy Child…In Spite of YourDoctor, Dr. Robert Mendelson, MD

 

Expanded Reading for Birth (Books)

  • Silent Knife, Nancy Cohan, Lois Estner
  • Immaculate Deception, Suzanne Arms
  • Wise Woman’s Herbal for the Childbearing Year, Susun Weed
  • Naturally Health Pregnancy, Shonda Parker
  • Optimal Foetal Positioning, Jean Sutton and Pauline Scott
  • Heart and Hands, Elizabeth Davis
  • Birth Partners, Penny Simpkin
  • Husband-Coached Childbirth, Dr. Robert Bradley

Breastfeeding (Books)

  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, La Leche League
  • So That’a what they’re For, Janet Tamaro
  • Nursing Mother, Working Mother, Gale Pryor
  • The Nursing Mother’s Companion, Kathleen Huggins

Family Planning (Books)

  • Taking Charge of Your Fertility, Toni Weschler
  • The Caesarean, Michel Odent
  • The VBAC Companion, Diana Korte
  • Let the Baby Drive, Lu Hanessian
  • Gentle Baby Care, Elizabeth Pantley
  • What Your Doctor May Not Tell you about Pre-Menopause, Dr. John Lee, MD