Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn by Penny Simpkin, et. al.
This comprehensive, authoritative “bible” provides expectant couples with abundant, valuable information about pregnancy, labor, birth, the postpartum period, and newborn care.
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience.
The Baby Book by William Sears, MD and Martha Sears, RN
The authors draw from their years of experience as both medical professionals and as parents of eight children. This is an encyclopedia related to the parenting of babies from birth to two years old, including topics such as development, health, feeding, sleep, comfort measures and more.
The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin, PT
A detailed handbook outlining techniques for supporting people through labor. Written by one of our country’s most respected experts. people through labor.
Birthing from Within by Pam England, CNM and Rob Horowitz, PhD
Written by a midwife, this book strives to prepare people for childbirth by learning more about themselves. Exercises include journaling and birth art, and there is an appreciation of the emotional and spiritual influences on birth.
Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding by Dr. Jack Newman and Teresa Pitman
Dr. Newman is a pediatrician and one of Canada’s most renowned lactation experts. This book is a comprehensive guide to breastfeeding and includes advice about getting started, avoiding pain, introducing solid foods, returning to work and tackling problems that may arise.