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BWI Postpartum Reading List

April 9, 2019

Postpartum Doula Books
Mothering the New Mother: Women's Feelings & Needs After Childbirth; a Support and Resource Guide (2nd Ed, 2000) - Placksin

Nurturing the Family: The Guide for Postpartum Doulas (2002) - Kelleher

Nurturing New Families: A Guide to Supporting Parents and Their Newborn Babies (2014) - Kemeny

After the Baby’s Birth: A Complete Guide for Postpartum Women (2004) - Lim

Nurturing Beginnings: Guide to Postpartum Care for Doulas and Community Outreach Workers (2014) - Pascali-Bonaro, Arnold, Ringel, Lathrop

The Gentle Art of Newborn Family Care: A Guide for Postpartum Doulas and Caregivers (2012) - Webber

Postpartum Mother Care

The Post-Pregnancy Handbook: The Only Book… (2003) – Brown & Struck

New Mom, New Woman: Creating Your Smart Motherhood Plan (2014) - Egan

Ourselves as Mothers: The Universal Experience of Motherhood (1994) – Kitzinger

The Year After Childbirth: Enjoying Your Body, Your Relationships, and Yourself… (1996) - Kitzinger

After the Baby’s Birth: A Complete Guide for Postpartum Women (2004) - Lim

Mothering the New Mother: Women's Feelings & Needs After Childbirth; a Support and Resource Guide (2nd Ed, 2000) - Placksin

Mindful Motherhood: Practical Tools for Staying Sane During Pregnancy and Your Child's First Year (2009) – Vieten & Boorstein

The Mommy Plan: Restoring Your Post-Pregnancy Body Naturally, Using Women's Traditional Wisdom (2012) – Lynn

The New Mom’s Companion (2003) – Rosenberg

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide (4th Ed, 2010) - Simkin & Bolding

25 Things Every New Mother Should Know (1995) – Sears

 

Newborn Care

The Year After Childbirth: Enjoying Your Body, Your Relationships, and Yourself… (1996) - Kitzinger

Your Amazing Newborn (2000) – Klaus and Klaus

After the Baby’s Birth: A Complete Guide for Postpartum Women (2004) - Lim

The Baby Book, Revised Ed: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two (2013) – Sears & Sears

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide (4th Ed, 2010) - Simkin & Bolding

The Mother of All Baby Books (2002) - Douglas

Touchpoints: Birth to Three (2006) - Brazelton

The Vital Touch: How Intimate Contact With Your Baby Leads To Happier, Healthier Development (2014) - Heller

 

Breastfeeding

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (8th Ed, 2010) - La Leche League International, Wiessinger, West, Pitman

Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding (2011) - Gaskin

The Nursing Mother’s Companion (6th Ed, 2007) - Huggins

Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple: A Guide for Helping Mothers (2010) - Mohrbacher

Breastfeeding Solutions: Quick Tips for the Most Common Nursing Challenges (2013) - Mohrbacher

Breastfeeding Made Simple: 7 Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers (2010) - Mohrbacher & Kendall-Tackett

The Breastfeeding Answer Book: La Leche League (2003) - Mohrbacher & Stock

Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding (Revised Ed, 2014) – Newman & Pitman

The Breastfeeding Café: Mothers Share the Joys, Challenges, and Secrets of Nursing (2005) - Behrmann

The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers: The Most Comprehensive Problem-Solving Guide to Breastfeeding (2006) - Newman & Pitman

Nursing Mother, Working Mother (2010) – Pryor

 

Infant Sleep and Soothing

Night-time Parenting: How to Get Your Baby and Child to Sleep Paperback (1999) – Sears

Sweet Sleep: Night-time and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family (2014) - La Leche League International, Wiessinger, West, Smith, Pitman

The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night (2002) – Pantley & Sears

 

Postpartum Mental Health

Beyond the Blues: A Guide to Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression (2010) – Bennet & Indman

Depression in New Mothers: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment Alternatives (2005) - Kendall-Tackett

The Hidden Feelings of Motherhood (2nd Ed, 2005) – Kendall-Tackett

The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for living with Postpartum Depression Paperback (2001) - Kleiman

The Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Depression Support Book (2006) - Poulin

This isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression (2nd Ed, 2013) – Kleiman & Rasking

The Smiling Mask: Truths About Postpartum Depression and Parenthood (2009) – Bird & Paterson

Postpartum Depression and Anxiety: A self-help guide for mothers (2014) – Pacific Post Partum Support Society

 

Parenthood / Family

The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year (2004) - Brott

Fathering Right from the Start (2011) - Heinowitz

The Vital Touch: How Intimate Contact with Your Baby Leads To Happier, Healthier Development (2014) - Heller

Bonding: Building the Foundations of Secure Attachment And Independence (1996) - Kennell & Klaus

After the Baby’s Birth: A Complete Guide for Postpartum Women (2004) - Lim

The Mommy Plan: Restoring Your Post-Pregnancy Body Naturally, Using Women's Traditional Wisdom (2012) - Lynn

The Baby Book, Revised Ed: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two (2013) – Sears & Sears

Becoming a Father: How to Nurture and Enjoy Your Family (2003) – Sears

The Attachment Parenting Book (2001) – Sears & Sears

Natural Family Living: The Mothering Magazine Guide to Parenting (2000) – O’Mara

Project Dad: The Complete, Do-It-Yourself Guide for Becoming a Great Father (2011) – Cartmell

The Natural Child: Parenting from the Heart (2001) – Hunt & O’Mara

 

Special Situations:

When Hello Means Goodbye (2012) – Kirk & Schwiebert

Cut, Stapled, & Mended: When One Woman Reclaimed Her Body and Gave Birth on Her Own Terms After Cesarean – Rosewood

Survivor Moms: Women's Stories of Birthing, Mothering and Healing after Sexual Abuse (2008) – Sperlich & Seng

 

Multiples

Mothering Multiples: Breastfeeding and Caring for Twins or More! (La Leche League International Book) (2007) Kerkhoff-Gromada

Twinspiration: Real-Life Advice From Pregnancy Through the First Year (2011) - Lange

When You’re Expecting Twins, Triplets or Quads (2011) – Luke & Eberlein

Birth Doula Reading List

February 15, 2019

Doula Studies & History of Birth

Birth – The Surprising History of How We Are Born - Tina Cassidy

Birth as an American Rite of Passage - Robbie Davis-Floyd

Birth Matters – Ina May Gaskin

The Doula Advantage - Rachel Gurevich

The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier and Healthier Birth - Klaus, Klaus, Kennell

Mothering the Mother: How a Doula Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth - Marshall H. Klaus

Special Women - Paulina Perez

 

Labor Support Skills

Active Birth, Revised Edition - Janet Balaskas

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

Easing Labor Pain - Adrienne Lieberman

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth – Ina May Gaskin

The Labor Progress Handbook - Penny Simkin, Ruth Ancheta

The Nurturing Touch at Birth - Paulina Perez

 

Pregnancy & Birth

Active Birth, Revised Edition - Janet Balaskas

A Good Birth, a Safe Birth - Diana Korte & Roberta Scaer

An Easier Childbirth: A Mother's Guide for Birthing Normally – Peterson

Easing Labor Pain - Adrienne Lieberman

Gentle Birth Choices - Barbara Harper

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering – Sarah J. Buckley, MD

The Greatest Pregnancy Ever – Laurel Wilson, Tracy Wilson Peters

Immaculate Deception - Suzanne Arms (Original or II)

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth – Ina May Gaskin

Mind over Labour - Carl Jones

The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: An All Canadian Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything in Between - Douglas

Natural Hospital Birth: The Best of Both Worlds – Gabriel

The New Pregnancy and Childbirth: Choices and Challenges - Kitzinger

Optimal Care in Childbirth – Henci Goer & Amy Romano

Optimal Care in Childbirth: The Case for a Physiologic Approach – Goer & Romano

Pregnancy & Childbirth Secrets - Dahl

Pregnancy, Childbirth & the Newborn: The Complete Guide - Simkin, Whalley, Kepler

Visualizations for an Easier Childbirth   Carl Jones

Your Best Birth – Ricki Lake 

 

Emotional / Spiritual Prep

Birthing from Within – Pam England

Hypnobirthing – Mongan

Prenatal Yoga and Natural Childbirth - Jeannine Parvati Baker

Sacred Pregnancy: a Loving Guide and Journal for Expecting Moms – Anni Daulter

Spiritual Midwifery -  Ina May Gaskin

 

Birth Partners

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

Fathers at Birth – Rose St. John

When Men are Pregnant - Shapiro

 

Breastfeeding

The Breastfeeding Cafe - Behrmann

Breastfeeding Made Simple: 7 Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers - Mohrbacher & Kendall-Tackett

Breastfeeding Solutions: Quick Tips for the Most Common Nursing Challenges - Nancy Mohrbacher

Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding – Ina May Gaskin

The Nursing Mother’s Companion - Huggins

The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers - Dr. Jack Newman & Teresa Pitman

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding - La Leche League International – West & Pitman

 

Caesarean / VBAC

Birthing Normally After a Cesarean or Two – Helene Vadeboncoeur

Cut, Stapled, & Mended – Rosewood

Immaculate Deception - Suzanne Arms

Silent Knife - Nancy Cohen

The VBAC Companion - Diana Korte 

 

Special Situations:

Survivor Moms – Mickey Sperlich & Julia Seng

When Hello Means Goodbye - Kirk & Schweibert

When Survivors Give Birth – Penny Simkin

 

Postpartum Challenges

The Hidden Feelings of Motherhood – Kendall-Tackett

Postpartum Depression and Anxiety – Pacific Post Partum Support Society

The Smiling Mask: Truths About Postpartum Depression and Parenthood - O’Reilly, Paterson, Bird, Collins

Depression in New Mothers: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment Alternatives (2005) - Kendall-Tackett

The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for living with Postpartum Depression Paperback (2001) - Kleiman

This isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression (2nd Ed, 2013) – Kleiman & Rasking