Stop "googling!" Great books to read!

October 30, 2015


You will quickly learn that as a mama-to-be (and then also as a mama) "googling" can be a tight downward spiral into conflicting information, horror stories, and mommy-blogging rants. Do yourself and the wee baby inside of you a favor - don't fall into this rabbit hole. Educating yourself is important though. Below is a list of some fantastic books that I highly recommend. Some of the titles are linked to where you can purchase them on Amazon but I am not getting any kick back from them. It's just for your convenience. A lot of these books I would check the library for first.


Spiritual Midwifery, Ina May Gaskin

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, Ina May Gaskin

Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding, Ina May Gaskin

Birth Matters: A Midwife’s Manifesta, Ina May Gaskin

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering, Dr. Sarah Buckley

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way, Susan McCutcheon

The Birth Partner, Penny Simkin

When Survivors Give Birth, Penny Simkin

Childbirth Without Fear, Grantley Dick-Read with Michel Odent

Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must be Fixed to Put Women and 

Children First, Marsden Wagner

Birthing From Within, Pam England and  Rob Horowitz

Gentle Birth Choices, Barbara Harper

Active Birth, Janet Balaskas

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth, Henci Goer

Obstetric Myth Versus Research Realities, Henci Goer

The Pregnancy Book, Dr. Bill Sears and Martha Sears

The Birth Book, Dr. Bill Sears and Martha Sears

Silent Knife: Cesarean Prevention and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean, Nancy Wainer Cohen 

& Lois J. Estner

The Vaccine Book, Dr. Robert Sears


And pretty much anything by Michel Odent!




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