Book List

Recommended Reading List

Pregnancy and Childbirth

  • The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzenger
  • The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin
  • The Birth Book by Sears and Sears
  • Birthing From Within by Pam England
  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
  • Active Birth by Janet Balaskas
  • VBAC Companion by Diana Korte

Postpartum, Breastfeeding and Parenting

  • After the Baby’s Birth by Robin Lim
  • Mothering the New Mother: Women’s Feelings and Needs After Childbirth a Support and Resource Guide by Sally Placksin
  • The Ultimate Breastfeeding Answer Book by Jack Newman
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by Le Leche League International
  • Nursing Mother, Working Mother by Gale Pryor
  • The Baby Book by Sears and Sears
  • Our Babies, Ourselves by Meredith Small
  • You are Your Child’s First Teacher by Rahima Baldwin Dancy

Sibling Preparation

  • Mom and Dad and I are Having a Baby by Maryanne Malecki
  • Baby on the Way by Sears
  • Mama’s Milk by Michael Elson Ross and Ashley Wolff

History and Perspectives on Birth

  • For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of Experts Advice to Women by Barbara Ehrenreich and Deidre English
  • Birth: The Surprising History of How We are Born by Tina Cassidy
  • Birth as an American Rite of Passage by Robbie E. Davis-Floyed
  • Misconceptions by Naomi Wolff

This list has been researched and recommended by Katie Garrity, Childbirth Educator.