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As your doula, I am pleased to share these great books with you throughout your pregnancy and early parenting experiences! I invite you to browse through all my books in my Lending Library, listed below…

Here’s the system: Let me know if there’s a book here you’d like to borrow, and we’ll arrange to make sure you receive it (probably at my next meeting with you). I ask that you borrow for 30 days at a time, and then check back in with me if you’d like it for longer time. If no one is waiting in line I can probably honor that. If you’d like to keep it for longer, please return it to me for no longer than 90 days (3 months total). Please call me if you’ve already had your postpartum visit with me to arrange a way to connect with me and return it.

This Lending Library works on an honor system, please be respectful with this system to continue it’s use to help support other mothers and families ❤

Pregnancy/Childbirth

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth
Ina May Gaskin

A Child is Born (images in utero)
Lennart Nilsson M.D.

The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth
Marshall H Klaus, M.D., John H. Kennell, M.D., Phyllis Klaus, MFT, LMSW

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

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide
Penny Simpkin, P.T., Janet Whalley, R.N., B.S.N., Ann Keppler, R.N., M.N.

Your Natural Pregnancy: A Guide to Complementary Therapies
Adriane Fugh-Berman, M.D.

Mother Massage: A Handbook for Relieving Discomforts of Pregnancy
Elaine Stillerman, LMT

Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year
Susan Weed

While Waiting
George E. Verrilli, M.D., Anne Marie Mueser, ED.D.

Pocket Guide for Maternal & Child Health Nursing
Adele Pillitteri, Ph.D, R.N, PNP

Women’s Health

Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health & Healing
Christiane Northrup, M.D.

Understanding Your Body, Every Woman’s Guide to Gynecology & Health
Felicia Stewart, M.D, Felicia Guest, Gary Stewart, M.D., Robert Hatcher, M.D

The Infertility Cure: The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant & Having Healthy Babies
Randine Lewis, Ph.D

Baby & Child Care / Parenting

Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers
Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D, IBCLC

How to Get Your Baby to Sleep
William Sears, M.D., Martha Sears, R.N.

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

Natural Baby Care: Pure and Soothing Recipes and Techniques for Mothers & Babies
Colleen K. Dodt

Three in a Bed: The Benefits of Sharing Your Bed With Your Baby
Deborah Jackson

Your Baby & Child’s Emotional & Social Development: Your Guide to Joyful and Confident Parenting. From Newborn to Age 3
Penny Shore

Caring for Your School-Age Child: Ages 5-12
Edward L. Schor, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Midwifery

Heart & Hands, A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth
Elizabeth Davis

Spiritual Midwifery
Ina May Gaskin

Paths to Becoming a Midwife: Getting an Education
Jan Tritten, Jennifer Rosenberg

Psychology & Inspiration

Blessingways: A Guide to Mother-Centered Baby Showers. Celebrating Pregnancy, Birth and Motherhood
Shari Maser, CCE

Women of Spirit: Stories of Courage from the Women Who Lived Them
Katherine Martin

Recreational

Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy & Childbirth
Jenny McCarthy