Below are print resources that I recommend. Articles appear in blue, while links to books appear in yellow. Enjoy.


The Importance of Independent Birth Classes

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

Wise Women’s Herbal for the Childbearing Year by Susun S. Weed

Labor & Birth

Active Birth by Janet Balaskas

Benefits of a Doula

The Birth Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birth (Sears Parenting Library) by William Sears and Martha Sears

The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions by Penny Simkin

Birthing From Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation by Pam England, C.N.M., M.A., and Rob Horowitz, Ph.D

Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Harper, R.N.

Having a Baby, Naturally: The Mothering Magazine Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth by Peggy O’Mara

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

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

The Medicalization of Birth by Ina May Gaskin

Mothering the Mother: How A Doula Can Help You Have A Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth by Marshall H. Klaus, M.D.; John H. Kennell, M.D.; and Phyllis H. Klaus, M.Ed., C.S.W.

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon

Special Women: The Role of the Professional Labor Assistant by Paulina Perez and Cheryl Snedeker

Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin


Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers by Nancy Morbacher, IBCLC, and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D, IBCLC

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

The Breastfeeding Mothers Guide to Making More Milk by Diana West, IBCLC, and Lisa Marasco, M.A., IBCLC

The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins, R.N., M.S.

Mothering Multiples: Breastfeeding and Caring for Twins or More! by Karen Kerkhoff Gromada

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League

Infant Massage

Infant Massage: A Handbook for Loving Parents by Vimala Schneider McClure

Loving Hands: The Traditional Art of Baby Massage by Frederick Leboyer, M.D.

Touching: The Human Significance of the Skin by Ashley Montagu

Parenting & Child Health

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

The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two by William Sears, Martha Sears, Robert Sears, and James Sears

The Baby Sleep Book: The Complete Guide to a Good Night’s Rest for the Whole Family (Sears Parenting Library) by William Sears, Martha Sears, Robert Sears, and James Sears

Mother-Daughter Wisdom: Understanding the Crucial Link Between Mothers, Daughters, and Health by Christiane Northrup, M.D.

The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night by Elizabeth Pantley

The Scientist in the Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us About the Mind by Alison Gopnik, Ph.D.; Andrew N. Meltzoff, Ph.D.; and Patricia K. Kuhl Ph.D.

Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason by Alfie Kohn

The Vaccine Book by Dr. Robert Sears

Your Amazing Newborn by Marshall H. Klaus, M.D., and Phyllis H. Klaus, M.Ed., C.S.W.

Women’s Health & Fertility

Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler, MPH

The Wisdom of Menopause by Christiane Northrup, M.D.

Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing by Christiane Northrup, M.D.


Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful by Gurmukh

Inner Beauty, Inner Light: Yoga for Pregnant Women by Frederick Leboyer

Yoga: A Gem for Women by Geeta Iyengar


Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers

Hip Mama: The Original Alternative Parenting Magazine

Mothering: The Home for Inclusive Family Living


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