Friday, July 31, 2009

Some of our favorite books!

  1. Birthing From Within by Pam England
  2. The VBAC Companion by Diana Korte
  3. The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin
  4. The Doula Book by Marshall and Phyllis Klaus and John Kennell
  5. The Birth Book by William and Marsha Sears
  6. The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer
  7. The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger
  8. Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Harper
  9. Spiritual Midwifery by Ina Mae Gaskin
  10. Hypnobirthing by Marie Mongan
  11. The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League
  12. The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins
  13. The Attachment Parenting Book: A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Child by William Sears and Martha Sears.
  14. Your Amazing Newborn by Marshall H. Klaus and Phyllis H. Klaus
  15. The Breastfeeding Cafe by Barbara L. Behrmann

What are your favorites????


  1. I also like "Baby Catcher" by Peggy Vincent -- it's not "instructive" per se, like the above books are, but it is entertaining, heartwarming, heartbreaking, and you're bound to learn a little something from her first-person perspective.

    My favorite breastfeeding book is "Breastfeeding with Comfort and Joy." It's just beautiful, informative, and positive. I like it better than the b/f books you listed above (I haven't read #15, though), because it shows women how to breastfeed *right* rather than worrying them about the hundred and one ways they could go wrong.


  2. Thanks for the tip Kathy - will check it out! I also love BabyCatcher and you are right, it should be on the list as well. I have it on my bookshelf and have read it over and over :)


  3. Wonderful list compilation!

  4. I love "Ina May's Guide to Natural Childbirth" by Ina May Gaskin and "Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way" by Susan McCutcheon.

    Amy, former Bradley natural childbirth teacher