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
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: 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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