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When you first get pregnant, odds are good that you have no idea what to expect.
Thankfully there are tons of information sources to fill your head with knowledge before you have your baby.
Unfortunately, not all those sources are very “natural”. Now I’m not necessarily saying all non-crunchy resources are bad but often times they can either scare a new natural mama or they don’t give the natural side of pregnancy at all.
This is why I wanted to share this list of books for pregnancy and childbirth. This list isn’t extensive and I’m sure that none of the books are 100% perfect.
They are however some of the most recommended books in the natural/crunchy world and are a good place to begin if you want to read up on natural pregnancy and childbirth.
You’ll also want to read my post on tips for having a natural childbirth.
Natural Pregnancy Reading List
A Holistic Guide to Embracing Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood – Karen Salt
The Birth Partner – Penny Simpkin
Hypnobabies – This is a labor method but the book that comes with the home-study guide is a full pregnancy/childbirth book
HypnoBirthing – The Mongan Method
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth – Ina May Gaskin
Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way -SusanMcCutcheon-Rosegg, Erick Ingraham, Robin Yoko Burningham, and Robert A. Bradley
The Natural Pregnancy Book:Herbs, Nutrition and other Holistic Choices – Aviva Jill Romm
The Pregnancy Book – William and Martha Sears
Pregnancy, Childbirth, andthe Newborn. Revised and Updated – Penny Simkin
The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth – Henci Goer
Great list! I love Dr. Sears and I did Hypnobabies. The only thing I'd like to add is that I never had any problems with What to Expect When You're Expecting. I thought it was pretty neutral and informative. Their baby books, though, are more mainstream and not good for natural mamas.
Excellent list! I've read most of these. I also really liked The Other Baby Book.
I'll be featuring this post on Tuesday at The Tuesday Baby Link Up. Thanks for linking up!