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Recommended Books

This is a list of some of the books that we have found to be informative and inspiring.

Fertility

  • Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control and Pregnancy Achievement by Toni Weschler

Pregnancy & Childbirth

  • Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally by Janet Balaskas
  • Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation by Pam England & Rob Horowitz
  • Creating Your Birth Plan: The Definitive Guide to a Safe and Empowering Birth by Marsden Wagner and Stephanie Gunning
  • Preparing for Childbirth: Relaxing for Labor, Learning for Life by Betty Parsons
  • Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin

Breastfeeding

  • Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding by Ina May Gaskin
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, and Teresa Pitman

After Childbirth – Postpartum, Bonding, etc.

  • Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety by Shoshana Bennett and Pec Indman
  • Natural Health After Birth: The Complete Guide to Postpartum Wellness by Aviva J. Romm
  • The Vital Touch: How Intimate Contact With Your Baby Leads To Happier, Healthier Development by Sharon Heller
  • The Year After Childbirth: Enjoying Your Body, Your Relationships, and Yourself in Your Baby’s First Year by Sheila Kitzinger

Nutrition

  • Feeding the Whole Family: Recipes for Babies, Young Children, and Their Parents by Cynthia Lair
  • Refined to Real Food: Moving your Family Toward Healthier, Wholesome Eating by Allison Anneser with Sara Thyr
  • The Family Nutrition Book by WIlliams Sears and Martha Sears
  • Eating for Beginners: An Education in the Pleasures of Food from Chefs, Farmers, and One Picky Kid by Melanie Rehak
  • Happy Baby: The Organic Guide to Baby’s First 24 Months by Robert W. Sears and Amy Marlow

Partners

  • Fathering Right from The Start: Straight Talk About Pregnancy, Birth, & Beyond by Jack Heinowitz
  • The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression by Karen Kleiman