Books & Videos

Childbirth Education and Preparation

-The Complete Book of Childbirth

Sheila Kitzinger

-Creating Your Birth Plan: The Definitive Guide to a Safe and Empowering Birth
Marsden Wagner

-The Birth Partner
Penny Simkin

-Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth
Ina May Gaskin

-Spiritual Midwifery
Ina May Gaskin

-The Natural Pregnancy Book: Herbs, Nutrition, and Other Holistic Choices
Aviva Jill Romm

-Natural Hospital Birth: The Best of Both Worlds

Cynthia Gabriel

-Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally

Janet Balaskas

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

-Gentle Birth Choices
Barbara Harper

-Birthing From Within: An Extraordinary Guide to Childbirth Education
Pam England

-Calm Birth: A New Method for Conscious Childbirth
Robert Bruce Newman

-Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way
Susan McCutcheon

-She Births: A Modern Woman’s Guidebook for an Ancient Rite of Passage
Marcie Macari

-Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful
Gurmukh Khalsa

-The Pregnancy Book: Month-by-Month, Everything You Need to Know From America’s Baby Experts

William Sears, Martha Sears, Linda Hughey Holt

-The Official Lamaze Guide: Giving Birth with Confidence
Judith Lothian and Charlotte DeVries

-The New Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy & Birth

Stephanie Brill

-Mama’s Little Baby: The Black Woman’s Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby’s First Year

Dennis Brown & Pamela Toussaint

-The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancy

Kimberly Seals Allers

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Birth and Special Circumstances

-When Survivors Give Birth
Penny Simkin

-Survivor Moms

Mickey Sperlich

-Birth As a Healing Experience
Lois Hazel Freedman


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Newborn Care through the First Years

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-Misconceptions: Truth, Lies and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood
Naomi Wolf

-Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting

Myla Kabat-Zinn, Jon Kabat-Zinn

-Attachment Parenting: Instinctive Care for Your Baby and Young Child

Katie Allison Granju, Betsy Kennedy, and William Sears

-Mother’s Nature: Timeless Wisdom for the Journey into Motherhood
Andrea Alban Gosline and Lisa Burnett Bossi

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Good Reads!

-Bearing Meaning: The Language of Birth

Robbie Pfeufer-Kahn

-Birth Matters

Ina May Gaskin

-Birth as an American Rite of Passage

Robbie Davis-Floyd

-Immaculate Deception
Suzanne Arms

-The Farmer and the Obstetrician
Michel Odent

-Mother-Daughter Wisdom: Creating a Legacy of Physical and Emotional Health
Christiane Northrup

-The Medical Delivery Business: Health Reform, Childbirth and Economic Order
Barbara Bridgeman Perkins

-Giving Birth: A Journey into the World of Mothers and Midwives
Catherine Taylor

-Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife
Peggy Vincent

-Diary of a Midwife: The Power of Positive Childbearing
Juliana van Olphen Fehr

-Pursing the Birth Machine
Marsden Wagner

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

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