Lending Library

Suggested Reading for the Childbearing Year

Below are some of the books available in our office Lending Library.
Simply sign out a book, enjoy and return it at your next appointment.


  • Before Your Pregnancy: a 90-day Guide For Couples On How to Prepare For a Healthy Conception

Labor & Birth

  • Attending Birth DVD
  • Birth As We Know It DVD
  • Birth Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birth, The
  • Birth Day DVD, The Home Birth Series, Volume II
  • Birth In The Squatting Position DVD
  • Birth Into Being: The Russian Waterbirth Experience DVD
  • Birth Matters: A Midwife’s Manifesta
  • Birth Partner: a Complete Guide to Childbirth For Dads, Doulas, and Other Labor Companions
  • Birthing From Within: An Extra-ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation
  • Birthing Normally: a Personal Growth Approach to Childbirth
  • Bradley Method, The
  • Child is Born, A
  • Choosing Waterbirth: Reclaiming the Sacred Power Of Birth
  • Comfort Measures For Childbirth DVD
  • Creating a Joyful Birth Experience: Developing a Partnership With Your Unborn Child For Healthy Pregnancy, Labor, and Early Parenting
  • Creating Your Birth Plan: the Definitive Guide to a Safe and Empowering Birth
  • Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth, The
  • Dude, You’re Gonna Be a Dad!
  • Easier Childbirth: a Mothers Guide For Birthing Normally, An
  • Everything Hurts! The World’s Most Useful Tips For Post-birth Aches and Pains
  • Gentle Birth Choices
  • Good Birth, a Safe Birth: Choosing and Having the Childbirth Experience You Want, A
  • Having Twins and More: a Parent’s Guide to Multiple Pregnancy, Birth, and Early Childhood
  • Heart and Hands: a Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth
  • Hey! Who’s Having This Baby Anyway? : How to Take Charge and Create a Safe Environment For Your Baby’s Birth, Including Essential Information About Medications … and Interventions — a Guide and Workbook
  • Homeopathic Medicines For Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Hypnobabies
  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth: Updated With New Material
  • Mother Of All Pregnancy Books, The
  • Mothering Magazine’s Having a Baby, Naturally: the Mothering Magazine Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Natural Pregnancy Book: Herbs, Nutrition, and Other Holistic Choices
  • The Official Lamaze Guide: Giving Birth With Confidence, The
  • Perfect Pushing
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide
  • Prenatal Parenting: the Complete Psychological and Spiritual Guide to Loving Your Unborn Child
  • She’s Having a Baby… and I’m Having a Breakdown
  • Special Delivery DVD
  • Spiritual Midwifery
  • Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth, The
  • Water Birth Book, The
  • Water Birth: a Midwife’s Perspective
  • What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Circumcision
  • Wise Woman Herbal For the Childbearing Year (Wise Woman Herbal Series, Book 1)
  • Your Baby, Your Way
  • Your Best Birth: Know All Your Options, Discover the Natural Choices, and Take Back the Birth Experience


  • Bestfeeding: Getting Breastfeeding Right For You
  • Breastfeeding Cafe: Mothers Share the Joys, Challenges, and Secrets Of Nursing, The
  • Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding
  • Ultimate Breastfeeding Book Of Answers Revised and Updated: the Most Comprehensive Problem-solving Guide to Breastfeeding From the Foremost Expert in North America, The
  • Womanly Art Of Breastfeeding, The


  • Attachment Parenting: Instinctive Care For Your Baby and Young Child
  • Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby From Birth to Age Two, The
  • Baby Sleep Book: the Complete Guide to a Good Night’s Rest For the Whole Family, The
  • Be Prepared: a Practical Handbook For New Dads
  • Birthing At Home
  • Continuum Concept: in Search Of Happiness Lost, The
  • Family Bed
  • Greater Good, The
  • Happiest Baby On the Block, The
  • Happiest Toddler On the Block: the New Way to Stop the Daily Battle Of Wills and Raise a Secure and Well-behaved One- to Four-year-old, The
  • Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers
  • How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite Of Your Doctor
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
  • Kangaroo Care: the Best You Can Do to Help Your Preterm Infant
  • Let the Baby Drive: Navigating the Road Of New Motherhood
  • Natural Child: Parenting From the Heart, The
  • Nontoxic Baby: Reducing Harmful Chemicals From Your Baby’s Life
  • Nonviolent Communication: a Language Of Life
  • Shelter Of Each Other, The
  • Sleeping With Your Baby: a Parent’s Guide to Co-sleeping
  • You Are Your Child’s First Teacher: Encouraging Your Child’s Natural Development From Birth to Age Six
  • You Are Your Child’s First Teacher: What Parents Can Do With and For Their Children From Birth to Age Six
  • Your Amazing Newborn

Post Partum

  • After the Baby’s Birth: a Woman’s Way to Wellness : a Complete Guide For Postpartum Women
  • Be Prepared: a Practical Handbook For New Dads
  • Mothering the New Mother: Women’s Feelings & Needs After Childbirth: a Support and Resource Guide
  • Natural Health After Birth: the Complete Guide to Postpartum Wellness
  • Year After Childbirth, The


  • Angel in the Waters
  • Baby On the Way
  • Baby, Come Out!
  • Children At Birth DVD
  • Hello Baby
  • Hello, Baby!
  • I Watched My Brother Being Born: Including Children at Birth
  • Mama, Talk About When Max Was Born
  • We Have a Baby
  • We’re Having a Homebirth
  • What Baby Needs


  • Vaccinations: a Thoughtful Parent’s Guide: How to Make Safe, Sensible Decisions About the Risks, Benefits, and Alternatives
  • Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision For Your Child, The
  • Vaccine Guide, The
  • Vaccine Guide: Risks and Benefits For Children and Adults, The

General Health Care

  • Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition
  • Naturally Healthy Babies and Children: a Commonsense Guide to Herbal Remedies, Nutrition, and Health
  • Prenatal Yoga DVD
  • Smart Medicine For a Healthier Child
  • Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing