Take a look at some of the current available books for my birth & post-partum clients. *Full list accessible to clients only
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
Ina May Gaskin has multiple decades worth of experience to share in her collection of birth stories and wisdom as a midwife into the physical and emotional aspects of birth. If you are hoping for an unmedicated birth, or just to understand the birth process in general, this is one read that I definitely recommend.
Bringing Up Bébé
We focus so much on pregnancy and birth, that sometimes we forget that it doesn't end there! I loved reading parenting books while I was pregnant, and found this one to be both humorous and informative.
The Montessori Baby
As a former Montessori daycare provider, I saw so many of these activities benefit infants in their first year of life! My own son included. It is never too early to help foster a sense of independence and creativity in your child. From how to set up your nursery, to meaningful ways to interact with your baby, this book is a helpful guide for anyone interested in the Montessori way.
Why Did No One Tell Me This?:
The Doulas' (Honest) Guide for Expectant Parents
Funny Graphics, light-hearted encouragement, and seriously helpful for those who tend towards anxiety and worry - this is a book for people in all walks of life. The "what if's..." during pregnancy and birth are endless. I found this book to be calming and easy to read when preparing for birth, and helpful in eliminating those pesky "what if's" from keeping me up at night
The Big Letdown: How Medicine, Big Business, and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding
A fascinating read on the history of formula companies, and the way they have impacted breastfeeding up to this day. However you are choosing to feed your infant, this book is a great read if you want to gain more understanding into the world of marketing that is aimed towards pregnant women.
The Birth Partner 5th Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Partners, Doulas, and Other Labor Companions
A great guide for labor companions, this book offers a straight-forward approach in preparing a partner for success in supporting their friend or loved one. If you as a partner feel overwhelmed by the process of pregnancy and birth - this could be a very helpful book for you.