For Pregnancy and Childbirth Information

  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

  • The New Pregnancy & Childbirth: Choices and Challenges by Sheila Kitzinger

  • Ancient Map for Modern Birth by Pam England

  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Fourth Edition by Heidi Murkoff

  • Your Pregnancy and Childbirth: Month to Month, Fifth Edition by the American College of OB/GYN

  • The Natural Pregnancy Book, Third Edition by Aviva Jill Romm

  • What If I Have a C-Section by Rita Rubin

  • The Cesarean by Michel Odent

  • Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Newborn: the Complete Guide by Penny Simkin,

  • Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Harper, R.N

 

For Partner Information

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

 

For Unmedicated Birth Preparation Information

  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

  • Natural Hospital Birth: the Best of Both Worlds by Cynthia Gabriel


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For Breastfeeding Information

  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by Wiessinger and West

  • The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins

  • New Mother’s Guide to Breastfeeding by Meek/the American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Breastfeeding Made Simple, Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers, Second Edition by Nancy Mohrbacher and Kathleen Tackett PH.D

 

For Infant Information

  • The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two by Sears

  • The Baby Sleep Solution by Suzy Giordano

  • The Happiest Toddler on the Block by Harvey Karp

  • What to Expect The First Year by Heidi Murkoff

  • The Wonder Weeks: How to Stimulate Your Baby’s Mental Development and Help Him Turn His 10 Predictable, Great, Fussy Phases into Magical Leaps Forward by Plooij

  • Mothering Multiples: Breastfeeding and Caring for Twins and More! by Gromada and La Leche League

 


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For Postpartum Information, including postpartum mood disorders

  • Misconceptions: Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood by Naomi Wolf

  • This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression by Kleiman

  • The Art of Being Healthy: Real Life Accounts of Children and Mothers Healing with Chiropractic by Dr. Gilles A LaMarche

 

For Other Doulas/Those Interested in Becoming a Doula

  • The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth by Klaus, Kennell and Klaus (2012)

  • The Doula Business Guide: Creating a Successful Motherbaby Business by Patty Brennan

  • Nurturing the Family: The guide for postpartum doulas by Jacqueline Kelleher

  • The Doula Advantage by Rachel Gurevich