Suggested Reading

Below are a few books that may be helpful to you in your journey of pregnancy, labor, childbirth, breastfeeding, and motherhood.


  • The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: The Ultimate Guide to Conception, Birth, and Everything In Between (Ann Douglas)
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: The Complete Guide (Penny Simkin)
  • Redeeming Childbirth: Experiencing His Presence in Pregnancy, Labor, Childbirth, and Beyond (Angie Tolpin)
  • The Essential Homebirth Guide: For Families Planning or Considering Birthing at Home (Jane E Drrichta, CPM & Jodilyn Owen, CPM)


Labor & Childbirth

  • The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth (Henci Goer)
  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth (Ina May Gaskin)
  • Childbirth Without Fear: The Principals and Practice of Natural Childbirth (Grantly Dick-Read, M.D.)
  • Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way (Susan McCutcheon-Rosegg)
  • HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method (3rd Edition) (Marie F. Mongan)


  • The Everything Breastfeeding Book: (2nd Edition) The helpful, reassuring advice and practical information you need for a comfortable and confident nursing experience (Suzanne Fredregill)
  • The Breastfeeding Answer Book (Nancy Mohrbacher, Stock & Newton)
  • The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers: (Revised and Updated) The Most Comprehensive Problem-Solving Guide to Breastfeeding from the Foremost Expert in North America (Jack Newman, M.D., and Teresa Pitman)
  • Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding (Ina May Gaskin)

For partners

  • The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions (Penny Simkin)
  • Best Things Fathers Do: Ideas and Advice from Real World Dads (Will Glennon)


  • The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night (Elizabeth Pantley)
  • The No-Cry Discipline Solution: Gentle Ways to Encourage Good Behavior Without Whining, Tantrums, & Tears (Elizabeth Pantley)