Recommended Reading & Online Sources

There are a number of excellent books and online resources we recommend!  Our lending library at The Birth Center is available to our clients.

Preconception

Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health by Toni Weschler

Pregnancy

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Penny Simkin

The Mama Natural Week to Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth Genevieve Howland

Sit Up and Take Notice by Pauline Scott

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

The Midwife’s Pregnancy and Childbirth Book: Having Your Baby Your Way by Marion McCartney and Antonia Van Der Meer

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

The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger

A Good Birth, a Safe Birth: Choosing and Having the Childbirth Experience You Want by Diana Korte

Birthing From Within by Pam England

The Whole Pregnancy Handbook by Joel Evens and Robin Aronson

The Colors of Birth by Ellyn Hutton

Childbirth

The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

The Birth Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birthby Martha Sears

Hypnobirthing: A Celebration of Life by Marie Mongan

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Sue Cutcheon

Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally by Janet Balaskas

Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Harper

Immaculate Deception: Myth, Magic, and Birth by Suzanne Arms

Birth Without Violence by Frederick Leboyer

A Wise Birth : Bringing Together the Best of Natural Childbirth With Modern Medicine by Penny Armstrong and Sheryl Feldman

Impact of Birthing Practices on Breastfeeding: Protecting the Mother and Baby Continuum by Mary Kroeger

Postpartum, Newborn, & Breastfeeding

www.balancedbreastfeeding.com

www.kellymom.com

www.lalaechleague.org

The Breastfeeding Book: Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Your Child from Birth Through Weaning by Martha Sears

The Breastfeeding Cafe: Mothers Share the Challenges, Joys, and Secrets of Nursing by Barbara Behrmann

Becoming a Calm Mom: How to Manage Stress and Enjoy the First Year of Motherhood Deborah Roth Ledley

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League

The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins

So That’s What They’re For!: Breastfeeding Basics by Janet Tamaro

Nighttime Parenting: How to Get Your Baby and Child to Sleep (La Leche League International Book), by William Sears

Your Amazing Newborn by Marshall Klaus and Phyllis Klaus

Trees Make the Best Mobiles: Simple Ways to Raise Your Child in a Complex World by Jessica Teich and Brandel France de Bravo

The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two by James Sears

Attachment Parenting: The Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby by Martha Sears

The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for your Child by Robert Sears

Making More Milk by Diana West IBCLC

Baby Led Weaning by Rapley and Murkett

Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding by Ina May Gaskin

Well-Woman

Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom by Christiane Northrup

The New Our Bodies Ourselves by The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective

Woman’s Experience of Sex by Sheila Kitzinger

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

Menopause

The Wisdom of Menopause by Christaine Northrup