Recommended Reading

The books marked with an (*) are available from my lending library. Simply email me with the book you wish to borrow and I will bring it to you on our next appointment. Just please make sure you return it before the birth.

*Taking Charge of Your Fertility - Toni Weschler

Pregnancy and Birth
*Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth – Ina May Gaskin
*Gentle Birth Choices – Barbara Harper
Birth at Home – Sheila Kitzinger
Your Baby, Your Way – Sheila Kitzinger
*The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth – Henci Goer
*Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally – Janet Balaskas
*New Natural Pregnancy – Janet Balaskas
Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering – Sarah Buckley
The Home Birth Advantage – Mayer Eisenstein
*Birthing From Within – Pam England
The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth – Sheila Kitzinger
The Natural Pregnancy Book – Aviva Romm
Natural Health After Birth – Aviva Romm
*The Official Lamaze Guide – Lothian and DeVries
*Embarazo Natural – Zita West
*Opciones Para Un Parto Suave – Barbara Harper
*The Birth Partner – Penny Simkin
The Father’s Home Birth HandBook – Leah Hazard
 *Natural Childbirth The Bradley Way – Susan McCutcheon

Parenting Books
*The Attachment Parenting Book – Dr. Sears
*The Baby Book – Dr. Sears
*The Baby Sleep Book – Dr. Sears
*The Vaccine Book – Dr. Sears
Heaven on Earth: A Handbook for Parents of Young Children – Sharifa Oppenheimer
Free Range Kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children – Lenore Skenazy
Playful Parenting – Lawrence Cohen
How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & To Listen So Kids Will Talk – Adele Faber
What Your Pediatrician Doesn’t Know Can Hurt Your Baby – Linda Folden
Your Amazing Newborn – Klaus and Klaus
Why Love Matters: How affection shapes a baby’s brain – Sue Gerhardt
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Circumcision – Paul Fleiss
*El Futuro Bebe – Thomas Verny
*The Mind Of Your Newborn Baby – David Chamberlain

*The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding – La Leche League
*Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding – Ina May Gaskin
*The Nursing Mother’s Companion – Kathleen Huggins
*Nursing Mother, Working Mother – Gale Pryor
*The Breastfeeding Book – Dr. Sears
Breastfeeding Made Simple – Nancy Mohrbacher
Breastfeeding Your Baby – Sheila Kitzinger

Birth Politics
*Birth Matters – Ina May Gaskin
Pushed – Jennifer Block
Optimal Care in Childbirth – Henci Goer and Amy Romano
Cyborg Babies – From Techno Sex to Techno Tots – Davis Floyd and Joseph Dumit
Mainstreaming Midwives – Davis Floyd and Johnson
Born in the USA: How A Broken Maternity System Must Be Fixed to Put Women and Children First – Marsden Wagner
*Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born – Tina Cassidy

On The Day You Were Born – Debra Frasier
We’re Having a Homebirth – Kelly Mochel
Baby On The Way – Sears and Sears
Hello Baby – Jenny Overend

Birth Movies
The Business Of Being Born
Orgasmic Birth
Gentle Birth Choices
Birth in The Squatting Position
*Birth Day
*Breast is Best
Amazing Talents of the Newborn