Right From the Start
Gail Sforza Brewer
A review of pregnancy and birth, birth environments, interventions, options
Parent’s manual, focusing on homebirth and emphasizing personal responsibility.
The Tentative Pregnancy
Barbara Katz Rothman
Important reading for anyone considering any type of fetal diagnosis.
Birthing From Within
Childbirth education through creative exploration
Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering
Sarah J. Buckley, MD
Great resource for natural childbirth and parenting
The Birth Partner
If partners read one book, it’s this one.
Bestfeeding: Getting Breastfeeding Right for You
Mary Renfrew, Chloe Fisher, Suzanne Arms
An illustrated guide to the basics of breastfeeding your baby, with more than 100 photos. Notice the title is b-e-s-t-feeding.
Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Depression Support Book
First hand stories about personal experiences with PPD.
Postpartum Depression Demystified
Joyce Venis and Suzanne McCloskey
Practical advice for identifying and dealing with PPD.
Sleeping with Your Baby – A Parent’s Guide to Cosleeping
James J. McKenna
Simple, easy to read info on cosleeping and bedsharing. Has resource list.