I often get asked to recommend some books on pregnancy related topics (natural birth, VBAC, gentle parenting, fertility, breastfeeding etc.).  I thought I would go ahead and comprise a short list for easy reference! I will add to it as my library grows. Hope you find it helpful! If you would like to do a review of any of the books to appear on the Creating Your Calm’s blog and website, please let me know!

  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth: Updated With New Material  by Ina May Gaskin
  • Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin9780757302664_p0_v1_s260x420
  • HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method by Marie F. Mongan
  • An Easier Childbirth: A Mothers Guide for Birthing Normally by Gayle Peterson
  • The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer
  • Journey Into Motherhood: Inspirational Stories of Natural Birth by Sheri L. Menelli
  • The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin
  • Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation by Pam England, CNM, MA
  • Birth Matters: A Midwife’s Manifesta by Ina May Gaskin
  • Labor of Love: A Midwife’s Memoir by Cara Muhlhahn
  • Misconceptions: Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood by Naomi Wolf
  • Your Best Birth: Know All Your Options, Discover the Natural Choices, and Take Back the Birth Experience by Ricki Lake
  • Birth After Caesarean Birth After Caesarean by Jenny Lesley
  • Birth Your Way by Sheila Kitzinger
  • Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding by Ina May Gaskin
  • Bearing Witness: Childbirth Stories Told by Doulas by Lisa Doran9780399525179_p0_v1_s114x166
  • The Doula Guide to Birth: Secrets Every Pregnant Woman Should Know by Ananda Lowe
  • The Doula Advantage: Your Complete Guide to Having An Empowered and Positive Birth With the Help of a Professional Childbirth Assistant by Rachel Gurevich
  • Mothering The Mother: How A Doula Can Help You Have A Shorter, Easier, And Healthier Birth by Marshall H. Klaus
  • Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: The wisdom and science of gentle choices in pregnancy, birth, and parenting by Sarah J. Buckley
  • The Doula Book: How A Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have A Shorter, Easier, And Healthier Birth by Marshall H. Klaus
  • The Birth Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birth by William Sears
  • Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Harper9780738215068_p0_v1_s114x166
  • Trust Your Body! Trust Your Baby!: Childbirth Wisdom and Cesarean Prevention by Andrea Frank Henkart
  • Birthing a Better Way: 12 Secrets for Natural Childbirth by Kalena Cook
  • Natural Health after Birth: The Complete Guide to Postpartum Wellness by Aviva Jill Romm
  • Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health by Toni Weschler

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Liz