Preparing for a natural birth, breastfeeding and parenting can be a BIG job and
I strongly encourage you to read all you can on the matter to learn as much as possible!
I have many books that I recommend families explore!
Pregnancy and Birth related books listed in the order of importance
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth
This is the book to start with! This book builds a solid foundation about normal, natural, healthy pregnancy and birth, read this before anything else!
This book is great to help you get your mind right in preparation for a natural birth! This is my number one required reading for all clients!
Gentle Birth Choices
This book talks about why Gentle Birth is so very important to babies long term!
Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way: Revised Edition
This book is what I want all my families to read to prepare for labor and birth! You may not love everything in this book but it is so good for helping you realize what your body is doing and what you can expect emotionally! It also teaches some very simple yet most effective tools for coping with natural birth!
Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding
Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids
This book is revolutionary when it comes to guiding the young mind while keeping in mind that their little brains are not even fully developed until well after 5 years old. I wish I had this information when my children were babies!
These next 2 are a couple of books on the topic of vaccination for you parents to study and come to your own decision about this very confusing topic. This is not something most healthcare providers speak much about but it is a very BIG decision all parents must come to make and you really do need to be fully informed.
Miller’s Review of Critical Vaccine Studies
Vaccination is Not Immunization