Reading List

Sarah Buckley
"A doctor and a mother, she approaches the question of how a woman and baby might have the most fulfilling birth experience with respect for the wisdom of both medical science and the human body."
Grantly Dick Read
Childbirth Without Fear
"He unpicks every possible root cause of western woman's fear and anxiety in pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding and does so with overwhelming heart and empathy."
Penny Simkin
The Birth Partner
"The Birth Partner remains the definitive guide for preparing to help a woman through childbirth and the essential manual to have at hand during the event."
William Sears
The Birth Book
"Prepare for a safe and joyful birth-with the help of America's foremost baby and childcare experts"
Ina May Gaskin
Birth Matters

"Renowned for her practice's exemplary results and low intervention rates, Ina May Gaskin has gained international notoriety for promoting natural birth."

Cynthia Gabriel
Natural Hospital Birth

"With this book, mothers-to-be will be equipped with the knowledge they need to ensure a satisfying hospital birth that they will look back on with peace and joy."

Ina May Gaskin
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

"Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience."

Ina May Gaskin
Spiritual Midwifery

"From the amazing birthing tales to care of the newborn, Spiritual Midwifery is still one of the best books an expectant mother could own."

William Sears
The Healthy Pregnancy Book

"In this uniquely authoritative and comprehensive month-by-month guide, the Sears address emotional and physical changes that take place during pregnancy, baby's brain development, healthy pregnancy habits, pregnancy superfoods, optimal weight gain, fitness, managing stress, sleep, choosing the right healthcare provider, birthing choices, the transition into parenthood, engaging personal stories, and more."

William Sears
The Baby Book

"The Sears acknowledge that there is no one way to parent a baby, and they offer the basic guidance and inspiration you need to develop the parenting style that best suits you and your child."

William Sears
The Vaccine Book

"Dr. Bob devotes each chapter in the book to a disease/vaccine pair and offers a comprehensive discussion of what the disease is, how common or rare it is, how serious or harmless it is, the ingredients of the vaccine, and any possible side effects from the vaccine."

Marshall and Phyllis Klaus
Your Amazing Newborn

"Your Amazing Newborn begins before birth with images of fetuses actually comforting themselves in the womb. We then see newborns less than one hour old crawling unassisted to the breast, recognizing the voices of their parents, and shutting our unwanted sights and sounds."

Sally Placksin
Mothering the New Mother

"Includes checklists, plan-ahead suggestions, questionnaires, and much more."

Diane West, Diane Wiessinger, Teresa Pitman
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

"Dedicated to supporting nursing and expectant mothers, the internationally respected La Leche League has set the standard for educating and empowering mothers in this natural art for generations."

Aviva Jill Romm
Natural Health after Birth: The Complete Guide to Postpartum Wellness

"Provides essential advice for adjusting to the many challenges facing women during the first year after giving birth."