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Recommended Reading

I highly recommend that you read at least two or more books on pregnancy and delivery. This way, you will start to see that
what some authors portray as fact is truly opinion. Also, as you read contrasting points of view, you can begin to form your
own opinions and make decisions about what is important to you. Here are some of my favorites:

Pregnancy Books
  • Conception, Pregnancy and Birth, by Miriam Stoppard
  • A Child is Born, by Lennart Nilsson
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn, by Simkin, Whalley, & Keppler
  • The Pregnancy Book, by Willam and Martha Sears
  • Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth, by Sheila Kitzinger
Childbirth Books
  • Natural Hospital Birth: The Best of Both Worlds by Cynthia Gabriel
  • Giving Birth With Confidence: The Official Lamaze Guide by Judith Lothian and Charlotte DeVries
  • Creating Your Birth Plan by Marsden Wagner
  • The Birth Book, by William and Martha Sears
  • Gentle Birth Choices, by Barbara Harper
  • The Birth Partner, by Penny Simkin
  • Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth, by Henci Goer
  • The Doula Advantage, by Rachel Gurevich
  • The Doula Book, by Klaus, Kennel & Klaus

Newborn at Birth

Postpartum & Breastfeeding
  • Infant Massage, by Vimala Schneider McClure
  • The Baby Book, by William and Martha Sears
  • Nursing Mother’s Companion, by Kathleen Huggins
  • Your Amazing Newborn, by Marshall Klaus and Phyllis Klaus
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, by La Leche League
  • The Year After Childbirth, by Sheila Kitzinger
Special Needs
  • No More Morning Sickness, by Miriam Erick
  • This Just Isn’t What I Expected, by Kleimann (postpartum depression)
  • The VBAC Companion, by Diana Korte (for those with a previous cesarean birth)
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