Books and websites to help you on your journey. Resources to help with pregnancy, your birth plan, breastfeeding, and postpartum.


Amy says:

These are books that I have personally read and recommend. Any of these books are worth reading, but the first in each section is my favorite if you only want to read one.

Labor Support

  • The Birth Partner Penny Simkin
  • Ina May's Guide to Childbirth Ina May Gaskin

Pregnancy and Birth

  • Pregnancy, Childbirth & the Newborn Simkin, Whalley, Kepler
  • Your Best Birth Ricki Lake
  • Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering Sarah Buckley
  • The Attachment Pregnancy Laurel Wilson, Tracy Wilson Peters


  • Breastfeeding Made Simple Nancy Morbacher & Kathleen Kendall-Tacket
  • Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding Ina May Gaskin
  • The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers Dr. Jack Newman & Teresa Pitman
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding La Leche League International




Postpartum Depression

Infant Loss