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aMK "Reading List"

This is what we call out "reading list," although it is not really just a reading list because it also contains some films and websites. We try to update this list on a regular basis. Let us know if there is a good book, website or movie not listed here by emailing and we will review and add it to the list if it fits.

Blogs and Birth Stories


  • Birth Day

  • The Business of Being Born

  • Birth Without Violence

  • With Woman

  • Pregnant in America

  • Birth in the Squatting Position

  • Guerilla Midwife

  • Orgasmic Birth

  • All My Babies

  • Cut: The Film

  • Birth Story

Pregnancy Books

  • The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer

  • Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide by Penny Simkin

  • The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth (Revised) by Sheila Kitzinger

  • The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians: How to Stay Sane and Care for Yourself from Pre-conception through Birth by Rachel Pepper

  • The New Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth by Stephanie Brill

  • The Pregnancy Book: Month-by-Month by William Sears, Martha Sears and Linda Hughey Holt

  • The Natural Pregnancy Book: Herbs, Nutrition, and Other Holistic Choices by Aviva Jill Romm M.D. and Ina May Gaskin

  • A Child Is Born by Lennart Nilsson

  • Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful by Gurmukh

Books on Coping with Labor and Birth

  • Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

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

  • Birthing From Within by Pam England and Rob Horwitz

Baby and Breastfeeding Books

  • The Baby Book by Dr. William and Martha Sears

  • The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers by by Jack Newman & Teresa Pitman

  • Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International

  • Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers by Nancy Mohrbacher IBCLC, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett PhD IBCLC and Jack Newman MD

  • The Nursing Mother's Companion by Kathleen Higgins

  • So That's What They're For!: The Definitive Breastfeeding Guide 3rd edition by Janet Tamaro

  • Nursing Mother, Working Mother by Gale Pryor and Kathleen Huggins

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