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.