There is a wealth of information out there about getting pregnant, being pregnant, having babies and raising them! This is a carefully selected list of wonderful, trusted books we at New Birth Company cherish. Any book on this list will be a great place to start educating yourself on the adventure of becoming a parent. Please remember to look for other titles by the below-mentioned authors as well!

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Postpartum Books


All Babies Are Born – Cathy Gordon

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth – Ina May Gaskin

The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth – Sheila Kitzinger

The Natural Pregnancy Book: Herbs, Nutrition, and Other Holistic Choices – Aviva Jill Romm

Our Bodies, Ourselves – The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective and Judy Norsigian

The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth – Marshall Klaus, John Kennel, and Phyllis Klaus

The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions – Penny Simkin

The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother – Amely Greevan, Heng Ou, and Marisa Belger 




Breastfeeding and Newborn Books

Womanly Art of Breastfeeding – Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, and Teresa Pitman

The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age 2 – William Sears, Martha Sears, Robert Sears and James Sears

The Essential First Year – Penelope Leach