Recommended Books & Movies

Many of these titles are available in my lending library for my clients to borrow.


Books to help you prepare for your birth

Ina May’s Guide To Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Penny Simkin

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer

Active Birth by Janet Balaskas

The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin


Books for your baby’s first year (*tip- start reading during your pregnancy when you’ll have more time!)

Essential First Year by Penelope Leach

The Other Baby Book: A Natural Approach to Baby’s First Year by Megan McGrory Massaro and Miriam J. Katz

The Baby Book: Everything You Need To Know About Your Baby From Birth To Age Two by William Sears, MD and Martha Sears, RN


The Business of Being Born – documentary by Riki Lake, a “provocative and entertaining exploration of the modern maternity care system.” A must-watch for everyone!

Babies – documentary that “simultaneously follows four babies around the world – from birth to first steps.” Fascinating.

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