Labor Pain: What’s Your Best Strategy?: Get the Data. Make a Plan. Take Charge of Your Birth (The Take Charge of Your Birth)
by Henci Goer

Joyful Birth: More Childbirth Stories Told by Doulas (Fox Women’s Books)

Birth Ambassadors: Doulas and the Re-Emergence of Woman-Supported Birth in America by Christine H. Morton with Elaine G. Clift 

Gentle Birth Companions: Doulas Serving Humanity by Adela Stockton 

The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth

The Doula Guide to Birth: Secrets Every Pregnant Woman Should Know by Ananda Lowe & Rachel Zimmerman 

Nurture: A Modern Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, Early Motherhood-and Trusting Yourself and Your Body by Erica Chidi Cohen

The Simple Guide to Having a Baby: a Step-by-Step Illustrated Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth by Janet Whalley, Penny Simkin and Ann Keppler

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth: Updated With New Material
by Bantam

Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: the Complete Guide by Penny Simkin, April Bolding, Ann Keppler, and Janelle Durham (2010, or later)

Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong–and What You Really Need to Know by Emily Oster 

A Good Birth: Finding the Positive and Profound in Your Childbirth Experience by Anne Lyerly, MD 

Cut, Stapled and Mended: When One Woman Reclaimed Her Body and Gave Birth on Her Terms After Cesarean by Roanna Rosewood

Optimal Care in Childbirth: the Case for a Physiologic Approach by Henci Goer and Amy Romano

Natural Hospital Birth: the Best of Both Worlds by Cynthia Gabriel 

An Easier Childbirth: a Mother’s Guide to Birthing Normally by Gayle Peterson 

Breastfeeding: Empowering Parents by Dr. Jack Newman (2018 or later)

Latch: A Handbook for Breastfeeding with Confidence at Every Stage by Robin Kaplan M.Ed. IBCLC & Abby Theuring 

The Big Letdown by Kimberly Seals Allers 

The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins

Breastfeeding Made Simple: 7 Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers by Nancy Mohrbacher and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett 

This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression by Karen Kleiman and Valerie Davis Raskin 

The Hidden Feelings of Motherhood by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett 

Transformed by Postpartum Depression: Women’s Stories of Trauma and Growth by Walker Karraa 

Diverse Cultural Perspectives

Birth as you please: an art book of birthing stories by Amancaya Xristina

Birth in Eight Cultures by Robbie Davis-Floyd and Melissa Cheyney

Delivered by Midwives: African American Midwifery in the Twentieth-Century South 

Red Medicine: Traditional Indigenous Rites of Birthing and Healing 

The Black Woman’s Guide to Breastfeeding: The Definitive Guide to Nursing for African American Mothers by Katherine Barber 

Having Your Baby: For the Special Needs of Black Mothers-to-be, from Conception to Newborn Care by Dr. Hilda Hutcherson and Margaret Williams 

The Mother and Child Project: Raising Our Voices for Health and Hope Paperback – March 31, 2015 by Jena Lee Nardella

Our Births, Our Stories: Inspirational Home Births From Communities Around The World by Heather Baker












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