I have an amazing library of pregnancy, birth and baby books to share with you!

Candice's Top Recommended Books

Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum

  • Food Of Love: The Easier Way to Breastfeed a Baby

  • The Womanly Art Of Breastfeeding- La Leche League International

  • Bump: How to Make, Grow and Birth a Baby

  • The Essential Homebirth Guide: For Families Planning or Considering Birthing at Home (A must Read for Woman and Families)

  • Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering – Sarah J. Buckley, MD

  • The Attachment Parenting Book- Dr Sears

  • Mothering the New Mother – Sally Placksin

  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth- Ina Mae Gaskin

  • Sweet Sleep, Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family

  • The Baby Sleep Book- Dr Sears  

Partners and other Birth Supports

  • The Birth Partner: A complete guide to childbirth for dad’s, doula’s, and all other labour companions – Penny Simkin

  • The Expectant Father: Facts,Tips and Advice for Dads-to-Be -Armin A. Drott and Jennifer Ash

Complete Collection 

Activism & Research

  • A Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth, 3rd edition - Murray Enkin, Marc J.N.C. Keirse, James Nelson, Caroline Crowther, Leila Duley, Ellen Hodnett, and Justus Hofmeyr
  • Birth In Four Cultures; Brigitte Jordan
  • Childbirth Without Fear – Grantly Dick-Read
  • Obstetric Myths Versus Research Realities;  A Guide to the Medical Literature - Henci Goer
  • Pushed: The painful truth about childbirth and modern maternity care – Jennifer Block
  • Womans Bodies, Womans Wisdom; Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing

Birthing Methods

  • Birthing From Within: An Extra-Ordinary guide to Childbirth Preparation – Pam England & Rob Horowitz

  • HypnoBirthing, The Mongan Method - Marie F. Mongan, M.ED., M.Hy

  • Mindful Birthing- Nancy Bardacke, CNM

  • Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way – Susan McCutcheon

Breastfeeding

  • Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding – Dr. Jack Newman
  • Food Of Love: The Easier Way to Breastfeed a Baby

  • Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding – Ina May Gaskin
  • The Food of Love: The easier way to breastfeed your baby: Kate Evans
  • The Womanly Art Of Breastfeeding- La Leche League International
  • Unbuttoned; Dana Sullivan and Maureen Connolly

Doulas

  • Doulas: Why every pregnant woman deserves one – Susan Ross
  • Doula’s Guide to Birthing Your Way – Jan S. Mallak
  • The Doula Book: How a trained labour companion can help you have a shorter, easier, and healthier birth
  •  The Doula Guide To Birth: Secrets every pregnant woman should know –Ananda Lowe & Rachel Zimmerman

Essential Oils 

  • Essential Oils For Pregnancy, Birth and Babies; Stephanie Fritz, LM,CPM
  • Gentle Babies: Essential oils and Natural Remadies for Pregnancy, Childbirth, Infants and Young Children

Fertility

  • Get Ready to Get Pregnant - Michael C. Lu, MD,MPH
  • Infertility SUCKS, Keeping it all together when sperm and egg stubbornly remain apart - Beverly Barna
  • Taking Charge of your Fertility - Toni Weschler, MPH
  • The Mind-Body Fertility Connection- James Schwartz
  • When you’re not expecting, An Infertility Survival Guide- Constance Hoenk Shapiro, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Home Birth 

  • Home Birth – Alice Gilgoff
  • In The Spirit of Home Birth; Bronwyn Preece
  • The Essential Homebirth Guide, For Families Planning or Considering Birthing at Home; Jane E. Drichta, CPM and Jodilyn Owen, CPM 

Loss

  • Empty Cradle, Broken Heart; Surviving the Death of Your Baby; Deborah L Davis, Ph.D.

Nutrition

  • Better Food for Pregnancy: Nutrition guide plus more than 125 recipes for healthy pregnancy and breastfeeding. -Diana Kalnins, MSc, RD, and Joanne Saab, RD 

Parenting Baby & Toddler Years

  • The attachment Parenting Book - William Sears M.D., and Martha Sears, R.N.

  • The Baby Book - William Sears, M.D., and Martha Sears, R.N

  • The Fussy Baby Book - William Sears, M.D., and Martha Sears, R.N.

  • The Mother of all Toddler Books - Ann Douglas

Partners

  • The Birth Partner: A complete guide to childbirth for dad’s, doula’s, and all other labour companions – Penny Simkin

  • The Expectant Father: Facts,Tips and Advice for Dads-to-Be -Armin A. Drott and Jennifer Ash

Postpartum

  • Mothering the New Mother – Sally Placksin
  • Natural BabyCare: Pure and Soothing recipes and Techniques for Mothers and Babies -Colleen K. Dodt

  • The Fourth Trimester; Kimberly Ann Johnson

Pregnancy & Birth 

  • An Easier Childbirth: A mother's guide for birthing normally – Gayle Peterson Ph.D.
  • Better Birth: The ultimate guide to childbirth from home births to hospitals – Denise Spatafora
  • Birth Matters: A midwife’s Manifesta – Ina May Gaskin
  • Birth Without Violence; Frederick Leboyer, M.D. 
  • Bump: How to Make, Grow and Birth a Baby

  • Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering – Sarah J. Buckley, MD
  • Gentle Birth Choices – Barbara Harper R.N. ( includes DVD)
  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth- Ina Mae Gaskin
  • Painless Childbirth: An Empowering Journey Through Pregnancy and Birth - Harvey Karp, MD, FAAP
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn – Penny Simpkin
  • Pregnancy & Childbirth Secrets -Gail J. Dahl
  • Spiritual Midwifery – Ina May Gaskin
  • The Birth Book: William Sears, M.D., and Martha Sears, R.N.
  • The Birth Partner: A complete guide to childbirth for dad’s, doula’s, and all other labour companions – Penny Simkin
  • The Mother of All Pregnancy Books, Canadian Edition- Ann Douglas (I have 2 copies, 1st and 2nd edition)
  • Your Best Birth – Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein

 

Survivors

  • When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding And healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse in Childbearing Woman; Penny Simpkin,PT, and Phyllis Klaus, CSW, MFT

Sleep

  • Sleeping With Your Baby: A parent's guide to cosleeping; James J. McKenna, Ph.D.
  • Sweet Sleep, Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family
  • The Baby Sleep Book- Dr Sears  

DVDs

  • More Business of Being Born
  • Penny Simpkin’s Comfort Measures for Childbirth
  • The Business of Being Born
  • Birth with Gloria Lemay
  • Epic Women by Harriette Hartigan 
  • Of Nature and Birth by Harriette Hartigan