Books to read
Recommended Reading for Birth Preparation:
The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer (this
book tops my list for a reason!)
Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn by Simkin, Whalley and
Keppler (all round good book, helpful ideas for labor, what to expect
from the baby and a basic guide to breastfeeding)
The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin (everything you need to know to
help a woman through childbirth; labor, comfort measures, medical
procedures and more for the partner)
Active Birth by Janet Balakas (in-depth treatment of natural birth, in
or out of the hospital)
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin (empowering birth
stories and lots of good information about the importance of
relaxation and how you view birth)
Birthing From Within by Pam England and Rob Horowitz (honors how
you are created and helps a woman find her own way to go with nature
and her body)
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding from the La Leche League
Bestfeeding by Renfrew, Fisher and Arms (simple and natural guide.
Pictures help you get the right positioning, focuses on success rather
The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers by Jack Newman, M.D.
(VERY informative site, short video clips of proper latch, Dr.
Newman’s handouts on every kind of breastfeeding problem)