Recommended Reading

Here are some of my favorite books and resources to recommend…and if you are a client, you have access to all of these books through my personal lending library! Enjoy!

Library List – 2018

Birth & Pregnancy Related:

A Child is Born by Lennert Nilsson

Birth Book #1 by Sarah and Steve Blight

Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must Be Fixed to Put Women and Children First by Marsden Wagner

Childbirth Choices Today by Carl Jones

C-Section: How to Avoid, Prepare for and Recover from your Cesarean  by Dr. Mark Zakowski

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

Gentle Birth Choices by Suzanne Harper

Heart & Hands: A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth by Suzanne Davis

How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor by Dr. Mendelsson

Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding by Ina May Gaskin

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

Keys to Breastfeeding by Sears

Mothering Multiples by Karen Gromada

Natural Childbirth After Cesarean by Crawford and Walters

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon

Naturally Healthy Pregnancy by Shonda Parker

Obstetric Myths vs. Research Realities by Henci Goer

Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn by Penny Simkin

Pushed: The Painful Truth about Modern Maternity Care by Jennifer Block

Real Food for Pregnancy by Lily Nichols

Real Food for Gestational Diabetes by Lily Nichols

Silent Knife by Cohen & Estner

The Baby Book by Dr. Sears

The Birth Book by Dr. and Martha Sears

The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin

The Breastfeeding Book by Dr. Sears

The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger

The ICEA Guide to Pregnancy and Birth by the International Childbirth Education Association

The Mama Natural Week-byWeek Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth by Genevieve Howland

The Nursing Mother’s Companion

The Official Lamaze Guide: Giving Birth with Confidence by Judith Lothian

The Pregnancy Book by Dr. Sears

The Premature Baby Book by Dr. Sears

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

The Vaccine Book by Dr. Sears

Your Best Birth: Know All Your Options, Discover the Natural Choices, and Take Back the Birth Experience by Rikki Lake


Birthwise Birth Preparation Classes

Daily Essentials by Spinning Babies

Parent Workshop by Spinning Babies

The Business of Being Born

Practicing for an Active Birth

Birth Stories/History:

Brought to Bed by Leavitt

Lady’s Hands, Lion’s Heart by Carol Leonard

The Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent

The Baby’s Coming by Virginia Howe

The Midwife’s Story by Penny Armstrong


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