These are some of the titles I have collected over the years. This is by no means an exhaustive list of the wonderful books out there!
Note: This is a library of books I acquired when I first started on the doula path 5+ years ago. If you have a book you love (bonus points if written by a Person of Color, or with gender neutral language!) please tell me about it and I would be happy to add to my library! This list is ever changing as I look to expand into hearing other voices on these subjects.
These are linked to Amazon so that you can read a bit about them to see if they would be of interest. The asterisks denote my favorites and/or the books that are most often borrowed. These are currently only available to my doula clients, but many can be found at the library!
*Birthing From Within – Pam England & Rob Horowitz
**The Birth Partner – Penny Simkin
*Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering – Sarah J Buckley, MD
**Hypnobirthing – Marie Mongan
**Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth – Ina May Gaskin
Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives – Deepak Chopra, David Simon & Vicki Abrams
Natural Hospital Birth – Cynthia Gabriel
Natural Health After Birth – Aviva Romm
Pushed – Jennifer Block
Pregnancy Childbirth and the Newborn – Simkin, Whalley, Keppler, Durham, Bolding
Spiritual Midiwifery – Ina May Gaskin
*The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth – Henci Goer
*Your Best Birth: Know All Your Options, Discover the Natural Choices, Take Back the Birth Experience – Ricki Lake & Abby Epstein