Recommended Reading


  • The Pregnancy Book by William Sears, MD
  • The Mama Natural Week by Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth by Genevieve Howland
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Penny Simkin, Ann Keppler, and Janet Whalley
  • Ending Pain in Pregnancy by Isa Herrera MSPT, CSCS
  • Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth by Boston Women’s Health Book Collective and Judy Norsigian
  • The Attachment Pregnancy by Laurel Wilson and Tracy Wilson Peters


  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
  • Birth Matters by Ina May Gaskin
  • The Birth Book by William Sears MD, and Martha Sears, RN
  • Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor’s Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices by Sarah J Buckley, MD
  • The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer
  • Active Birth Janet Balaskas
  • Birth Without Violence by Frederick LeBoyer


  • The Breastfeeding Book: Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Your Child from Birth Through Weaning by Martha Sears, RN and William Sears, MD
  • Nursing Mother, Working Mother: The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding Your Baby Before and After Your Return to Work by Gale Pryor and Kathleen Huggins, RN, MS
  • The Nursing Mother’s Companion: The Breastfeeding Book Mother’s Trust, From Pregnancy Through Weaning by Kathleen Huggins, RN, MS
  • The ABCs of Breastfeeding by Stacey Rubin
  • Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide To Breastfeeding by Jack Newman, MD and Teresa Pitman

Early Parenting

  • The No Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns by Elizabeth Pantley
  • The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp, MD
  • The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two by William Sears, MD, Martha Sears, RN, Robert Sears, MD, and James Sears, MD
  • The No Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley
  • Attached at the Heart by Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker
  • Connection Parenting by Pam Leo