It’s Important To Do Your Own Research


Taking Charge of Your Fertility, Toni Weschler


The Pregnancy Book, William Sears, MD. and Marth Sears, R.N.
What Every Pregnant Woman Should Know, Gail Sforza Brewer
The Natural Pregnancy Book, Aviva Jill Romm

Labor and Birth

Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally, Janet Balaskas
Birth Naturally, Janet Balaskas
The Birth Partner, 2nd Ed., Penny Simkin
Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn, Penny Simkin
The Birth Book, William & Martha Sears
Gentle Birth Choices, Barbara Harper, R.N.
Spiritual Midwifery, Ina May Gaskin
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, Ina May Gaskin
Natural Childbirth, The Bradley Way, Susan McCutcheon


The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers, Jack Newman & Teresa Pitman
The Breastfeeding Book, William and Martha Sears
The Nursing Mother’s Companion, Kathleen Huggins
The Nursing Mother’s Problem Solver, Claire Martin
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, La Leche League
Bestfeeding, MaryRenfrew, Chloe Fisher & Suzanne Arms
Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding, Ina May Gaskin

Baby & Child Care

The Baby Book, William & Martha Sears
The Attachment Parenting Book, William & Martha Sears
What Every Parent Should Know About Childhood Immunization, Jamie Murphy
The Vaccine Book, Robert Sears

Sleeping & Crying

The No-Cry Sleep Solution – Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night, Elizabeth Pantley
The Baby Sleep Book, William & Martha Sears
The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Baby Sleep Longer, Harvey Karp
The Fussy Baby Book, William & Martha Sears
Good Nights: The Happy Parent’s Guide to the Family Bed, Jay Gordon & Martha Goodavage
Three in a Bed, Deborah Jackson

General Postpartum & Depression

Mothering the New Mother: Women’s Feelings and Needs After Childbirth, Sally Placksin
This Isn’t What I Expected, Karen Kleinman & Valerie Raskin
After the Baby: Making Sense of Marriage After Childbirth, Rhonda Nordin
Overcoming Postpartum Depression and Anxiety, Linda Sebastian
Postpartum Survival Guide: It Wasn’t Supposed to be Like This, Anne Dunnewold & Diane Sanford

For Fathers

Father’s First Steps, Robert Sears & Jim Sears
The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to the First Year, Armin Broil
She’s Had a Baby and I’m Having a Meltdown, James D. Barron
The New Father Book: What Every Man Needs to Know to Be a Good Dad, Wade Horn et al
Stay at Home Dads: The Essential Guide to Creating the New Family, Libby Gill


Child of Mine: Feeding With Love and Good Sense, Ellyn Sailer
Super Baby Food, Ruth Yaron
Whole Foods for Babies and Toddlers, La Leche League