Pregnancy & Birth Books
Birth Matters - Ina May Gaskin
Great as a general-interest book for those who are expecting a baby and those just interested in learning more about the renaissance of natural childbirth. An entertaining read.
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth - Ina May Gaskin
Fantastic first-person accounts of real births, accompanied by information about Ina May’s discoveries about birth from her midwifery practice.
The Birth Partner - Penny Simkin
A really comprehensive overview of the stages of birth and what to expect, without being scare-mongering or dramatic.
The Doula Book: How a Trained Labour Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, & Healthier Birth - Klaus, Kennel, & Klaus
For those interested in the many benefits of hiring a doula.