Book Recommendations for Pregnancy, Birth, and Breastfeeding! -WITH LINKS
There are so many books on pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and breastfeeding out there it can seem overwhelming. Here I’ve compiled a list of great books on these topics! I’m an Amazon lover so I’ve also included (affiliate) links for you to find these easily! Most of these I’ve read, others are recommendations from clients or other birth workers. Comment below on your favorite reads! I’d love to know and I’ll be adding to this list always. Enjoy!
Ina May Gaskin has been a prominent woman in the birth world for many decades. She is an incredible woman and her book follows suit. This is one of the most common book recommendations I see from other birth workers to new mothers! She has an easy to understand way to talk about childbirth and has such deep respect for the natural process that childbirth can be.
These two are a perfect pair. Perfect for those who are looking to experience their birth on a primal/spiritual and personally empowering level. Great information and exercises to help you get in touch with your inner birthing woman, connect to those who have gone before you, and explore and address any fears you may hold about childbirth.
Natural Hospital Birth is a FANTASTIC read for someone wanting a non-medicated birth in a hospital. It helps you understand both the natural and medical side of birth and how to navigate the common policies and procedures you’ll likely encounter in a hospital. A very open-minded and respectful way to have a natural hospital birth.
I love hypnobirthing! If you’d like information on the Hypnobabies Hypnobirth course, you can click here! I highly recommend this program to anyone interested in exploring this technique for labor. I personally love it and you’ll be seeing more posts about it from New Little Life in the future.
This book is the standard breastfeeding book for new mothers and birth workers. It’s written in an easy to understand way and provides information on all aspects of breastfeeding. If you only by one book on breastfeeding, it should be this one!
Postpartum depression isn’t talked about enough. It is a common hormonal issue for many women after birth. Postpartum depression can happen anytime between birth and the 1st year postpartum. If you’re seeking understanding and help for yourself or you’d like to know what your partner is feeling, this a great book. I highly recommend this book for birth workers as well for understanding PPD.
Your amazing newborn is just for fun. It does have some good information but it also has amazing pictures! This would be great for easing the mind of a mother or partner who may be anxious about a tiny human that is now your responsibility! Newborns really are amazing..
Great for Partners!
If your partner wants to be your main support during childbirth and wants to get it right but you know they’ll only have time for one book, this is it!! My #1 choice if you’re going to be the support person for a laboring woman.
This is a great option for a dad who’s looking for it all. Information on pregnancy month by month, how they can help, how to get brownie points, conversation starters, explanations, and the ins and outs of pregnancy, birth, and the first 3 months with a newborn. Very easy to read with plenty of humor to keep it light for dads 🙂
Welcoming a New Sibling! Books for little ones…
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Recommendations for Doulas
I’d love to know what YOUR favorite books are! Drop a comment below and tell me! I’d love to add them to my list.
~All things for you and your new little life~