Recommended Reading List

A Child is Born. By Lennart Nilsson & Lars Hamberger, Delta, 2004.
Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful: Experience the Natural Power of Pregnancy and Birth with Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. By Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa and Cindy Crawford, St. Martin’s Griffin, 2004.
Having a Baby, Naturally. By Peggy O’Mara. Atria, 2003.
Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The complete guide. By Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley, and Ann Keppler, Meadowbrook, 2001.
The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth. By Sheila Kitzinger, Knopf, 2003.
The Naturally Health Pregnancy: The essential guide to nutritional and botanical medicine for the childbearing year. By Shonda Parker, Loyal Publishing, 1998.
The Natural Pregnancy Book: Herbs, nutrition, & other holistic choices. By Aviva Jill Romm, Ten Speed Press, 2003.

Birthing From Within: An extraordinary guide to childbirth preparation. By Pam England, Partera Press, 1998.
Gentle Birth Choices: A guide to making informed decisions about birthing centers, birth attendants, water birth, home birth, hospital birth. By Barbara Harper, Inner Traditions, 1994.
Heart & Hands: A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth. By Elizabeth Davis, Celestial Arts, 2004.
Homebirth. By Sheila Kitzinger, DK Pub, 1991.
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth. By Ina May Gaskin, Bantam Books, 2003.
Special Delivery: A guide to creating the birth you want for you and your baby. By Rahima Baldwin, Celestial Arts, 1990.
The Birth Partner: Everything you need to know to help a woman through childbirth. By Penny Simkin, Harvard Common Press, 2007.
The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth. By Henci Goer and Rhonda Wheeler, Perigee, 1999.

After the Baby’s Birth
After the Baby’s Birth: A complete guide for postpartum women. By Robin Lim, Ten Speed Press, 2001.
Natural Health After Birth: The complete guide to postpartum wellness. By Aviva Jill Romm, Healing Arts Press, 2002.
The Year After Childbirth: Enjoying your body, your relationships, and yourself in your baby’s first year. By Sheila Kitzinger, Fireside, 1996.

The Breastfeeding Café: Mothers share the joys, challenges, and secrets of nursing. By Barbara Behrmann, The University of Michigan Press, 2005.
The Nursing Mother’s Companion. By Kathleen Huggins, Harvard Common Press, 1999.
The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers: The Most Comprehensive Problem-Solution Guide to Breastfeeding from the Foremost Expert in North America. By Jack Newman and Teresa Pitman, Prima Lifestyles, 2000.
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding. By La Leche League International, Plume, 2004.

The Attachment Parenting Book: A commonsense guide to understanding and nurturing your child. By William Sears and Martha Sears, Little, Brown, 2001
Everyday Blessings: The inner work of mindful parenting. By Myland and Jon Kabat-Zinn, Hyperion, 1998
Natural Family Living: The Mothering Magazine guide to parenting. By Peggy O’Mara, Atria, 2000.
Naturally Health Babies & Children: A commonsense guide to herbal remedies, nutrition, and health. By Aviva Jill Romm, Ten Speed Press, 2003.
The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle ways to help your baby sleep through the night. By Elizabeth Pantley, McGraw-Hill, 2002.
The Baby Book: Everything you need to know about your baby from birth to age two. By William Sears and Martha Sears, Little, Brown, 2003.

Books for Children
I Watched My Brother Being Born! Including children at birth. By Anne Vondruska and Katarina Vondruska, Trafford Publishing, 2005.
Nasce um Bebe… Naturalmente (A Baby is Born… Naturally). By Naoli Vinaver, Mercuryo, 2005.
Welcome With Love. By Jenni Overend, Kane/Miller Book Publishers, 1999.
My Mommy’s Midwife. By Trish Payne and Hayley Holland.
A Ride on Mother’s Back: A day of baby carrying around the world. By Emery Bernhard, Gulliver Books, 1996.
I’m Made of Mama’s Milk. By Mary Olsen.
Breastmilk Makes My Tummy Yummy. By Cecilia Moen, Midsummer Press, 1999.

A Woman’s Book of Herbs: The healing power of natural remedies. By Deb Soule, Citadel Press, 1995.
Everybody’s Guide to Homeopathic Medicines. By Stephen Cummings, Tarcher, 1997.
Herbal Healing for Women. By Rosemary Gladstar, Fireside, 1993.
Homeopathy for Pregnancy, Birth, and Baby’s First Year. By Miranda Castro, St. Martin’s Press, 1993.
Homeopathic Medicine at Home: Natural remedies for everyday ailments and minor injuries. By Maesimund Panos, Tarcher, 1981.
Homeopathic Medicine for Children and Infants. By Dana Ullman, Tarcher, 1992.
Mommy Diagnostics: The naturally healthy family’s guide to herbs and whole foods for health. By Shonda Parker, Loyal Publishing, 1999.
Rosemary Gladstar’s Family Herbal: A guide to living life with energy, health, and vitality. By Rosemary Gladstar, Storey Publishing, 2001.
The Herbal for Mother and Child: Essential home remedies for a healthy pregnancy, a trouble-free birth and everyday childhood ailments. By Anne McIntyre, Thorsons, 2003.
Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year. By Susun Weed, Ash Tree Publishing, 1985. *Note: This is a classic herbal for pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, fertility, and birth control. However, some recommended herbs have since become endangered and only cultivated varieties should be used.

Women’s Health/Fertility
The Garden of Fertility: A guide to charting your fertility signals to prevent or achieve pregnancy – naturally – and to gauge your reproductive health. By Katie Singer, Avery, 2004.
Our Bodies, Ourselves: A new edition for a new era. By The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, Touchstone, 2005.
Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The definitive guide to natural birth control, pregnancy achievement, and reproductive health. By Toni Weschler, Collins, 2001.