Recommended Reading and DVDs


Women’s Health:

Taking Charge of Your Fertility, by Toni Weschler

Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing, by Christiane Md Northrup

Pregnancy and Childbirth:

Gentle Birth Choices, by Barbara Harper

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn, Revised and Updated: The Complete Guide, by Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley, and Ann Keppler

Spiritual Midwifery, by Ina May Gaskin

The Birth Partner, by Penny Simkin

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, by Ina May Gaskin

Birthing From Within, by Pam England and Rob Horowitz

Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth, by Henci Goer

Active Birth, by Janet Balaskas

The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth, by Shelia Kitzinger

Mothering the Mother: How a Doula Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier & Healthier Birth, by John H. Kennell , Phyllis H. Klaus and Marshall H. Klaus

Silent Knife: Cesarean Prevention & VBAC, by Nancy Wainer Cohen and Lois Estner

Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year, by Susan Weed

The Natural Pregnancy Book: Herbs, Nutrition and Other Holistic Choices, by Aviva Jill Romm


The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, by LLLI

Bestfeeding, by Suzanne Arms, Mary Renfrew, and Chloe Fisher

The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers Revised and Updated: The Most Comprehensive Problem-Solving Guide to Breastfeeding from the Foremost Expert in North America, by Jack Md Newman and Teresa Pitman

The Breastfeeding Answer Book, by Edward Newton, Nancy Mohrbacher and Julie Stock


Vaccinations, A Thoughtful Parent’s Guide, by Aviva Jill Romm

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children’s Vaccinations, by Stephanie Cave

Vaccines: Are They Really Safe and Effective? by George R. Schwartz, Harold E. Buttram and Neil Z. Miller


Orgasmic Birth

Business of Being Born

Relaxation, Rhythm, & Ritual: The 3 Rs of Childbirth

Happiest Baby on the Block

Birth into Being

Birth Day

Photography by Holly Malashewsky