Books

I’ve complied the below list of books that may assist you, or the people in your life, to expand your knowledge or answer questions you may have of the many stages in this season of life. If you can’t get your hands on a copy then please reach out as I may have a hard copy I am able to lend out to you from my own library.

Happy reading

Pregnancy

  • Nurture by Erica Chidi
  • Expecting Better by Emily Oster
  • Ten Moons by Jane Hardwicke

Birth

  • Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives by Deepack Chopra, David Simon and Vicki Abrams
  • Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering by Sarah Buckley and Ina May Gaskin
  • Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin
  • Birth Matters by Ina May Gaskin
  • Birth Skills by Ina May Gaskin
  • Childbirth without Fear by Grantly Dick-Read and Ina May Gaskin
  • Give Birth Like a Feminist by Milli Hill
  • In Your Own Time by Sarah Wickham
  • Orgasmic Birth by Elizabeth Davis
  • Preparing for a Gentle Birth by Blandine Calais-Germain
  • The Roar Behind the Silence by Sheena Byrom
  • Your Baby, Your Birth by Hollie de Cruz
  • Reclaiming Childbirth as a Rite of Passage by Rachel Reed
  • Why Induction Matters by Rachel Reed

Fourth Trimester

  • Nourishing Newborn Mothers by Julia Jones
  • The First Six Weeks by Midwife Cath
  • After the First Six Weeks by Midwife Cath
  • Golden Month by Jenny Allison
  • Newborn Mothers by Julia Jones
  • What Mother’s Do by Naomi Stadlen
  • The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel Siegel and Tina Bryson

Breastfeeding

  • Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding by Ina May Gaskin
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International

For the men in your life

  • From Dude to Dad by Chris Pegula and Frank Meyer
  • Pregnancy for Men by Mark Woods
  • The Guy’s Guide to Surviving Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the First Year of Fatherhood by Michael Crider
  • So You’re Going to Be a Dad by Peter Downey and Mark Scott

Nutrition

  • Awakening Fertility by Heng Ou
  • Nourishing Newborn Mothers by Julia Jones
  • The First 40 Days by Heng Ou
  • The Postnatal Depletion Cure by Dr Oscar Serrallach
  • Nourishing Newborn Mothers by Julia Jones
  • The First Six Weeks by Midwife Cath
  • After the First Six Weeks by Midwife Cath
  • Golden Month by Jenny Allison

The Role of a Doula

  • The Doula’s Guide to Empowering Your Birth by Lindsey Bliss
  • Why Doulas Matter by Maddie McMahno and Susan Last