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There are lots of wonderful books about pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and early parenting. How do you choose what to read? This is not an exhaustive list, nor is it required reading for a successful birth. It is a compliation of some of our favorite books, to help you narrow down your search. Enjoy!

  • Having a Baby, Naturally by Peggy O’Mara
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International
  • The Water Birth Handbook by Dr Roger Lichy and Eileen Herzberg
  • Birth Reborn by Michel Odent
  • Birth As an American Rite of Passage by Robbie E Davis-Floyd
  • The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer
  • The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin
  • A Good Birth, A Safe Birth by Diana Korte and Roberta Scaer
  • The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger
  • Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin
  • Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
  • Birthing from Within, Pam England, CNM
  • Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Harper
  • Special Delivery: The Complete Guide to lnformed Birth by Rahima Baldwin
  • The Birth Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birth by William Sears, Martha Sears
  • The Pregnancy Book by William Sears, Martha Sears
  • Active Birth by Janet Balaskas
  • Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon
  • Vegetarian Pregnancy: The Definitive Nutritional Guide to Having a Healthy Baby by Sharon K. Yntema
  • Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing by Christiane Northrup
  • Mother Massage: A Handbook for Relieving the Discomforts of Pregnancy by Elaine Stillerman
  • Bestfeeding by Mary Renfrew
  • Nursing Mother's Companion by Kathleen Huggins
  • The Transition to Parenthood by J Belsky  and J. Kelly
  • When Partners become Parents: The Big Life Change for Couples by Cowan and Cowan
  • When Two Become Three: Nurturing Your Marriage After Baby Arrives by M.E. Crawford
  • The Birth of a Mother: How the Motherhood Experiences Changes You Forever by D Stern and N Bruschweiler-Stern
  • The Baby Book by Dr Sears
  • The Vaccine Book by Dr Sears


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