Holistic Pregnancy Books & Beyond



Children’s books are under “Video’s & Children’s Books”


Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

Classic, timeless holistic guide to childbirth from the famous midwife who authored  “Spiritual Midwifery” which catalyzed the holistic birth movement.

Birthing From Within

Best-selling holistic birth preparation book includes common sense nutrition & using art to access our subconscious mind. Written by CNM.

The Mama Natural Week By Week Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth

Weekly advice & tips for the modern, yet ancient, approach to pregnancy and childbirth. Pregnancy & birth are wondrous biological processes & a rite of passage–not a medical condition. 

The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy

This experienced mother, model, Playboy bunny & attorney’s popular book is appreciated for its very helpful suggestions. Be advised this book is not holistically oriented.

Pregnancy Childbirth and the Newborn 5th Edition

Expert Penny Simkin & co-authors present the most complete book from conception through early infancy. Detailed information, suggestions on decisions to make, & advice on steps to take to have a safe and satisfying experience.

The Natural Pregnancy Book

Dr. Aviva Jill Romm, an expert in natural childbirth emphasizes natural remedies wherever possible, provides up-to-date advice on herbs & is your comprehensive guide to a safe, healthy pregnancy.

Natural Hospital Birth

What can expectant mothers do to avoid unnecessary medical interventions, how to take initiative & consciously prepare for the kind of birth they want to have. Includes inspiring stories of women who had natural hospital births.

Orgasmic Birth

A midwife & birth positive expert inspire women to challenge their preconceptions about birth & open up to new possibilities of a more pleasurable labor & birth experience.

The Birth Partner

International labor support expert teaches dads, family & friends how to provide awesome labor & birth support.

Be Prepared

Entertaining, informational guide for new fathers written by a husband & wife team, filled with clever illustrations & humor, chapters organized from newborn to 1 year, covers everything from step by step swaddling instructions, to identifying six distinct infant crying patterns, to how to soothe a crying baby while driving, and more.

The Expectant Father

Best-selling, information-packed guide for dads-to-be & their partners that presents new insight into the emotional, financial, and physical effects of impending parenthood on men, with all the tools he needs to be a fantastic, hands-on dad.

The Essential Homebirth Guide

Two midwives answer questions about the kind of care, support & information you need as you investigate whether home birth is right for you. Includes birth stories.


Empowering women by developing an awareness of the instinctive birthing capability of their mind & bodies.

We Are All Water Babies

Waterbirth advocate, Dr. Michel Odent, co-authors this exploration of the magic of water for pregnancy, birth, infants & children. Stunning photos. 

When Survivors Give Birth

Compassionately addresses the challenges that arise for abuse survivors during the childbirth experience, with practical tools for support.


Baby Catcher

Vanita’s favorite collection of birth stories from a Berkeley CNM’s hospital & home birth practice.

Spiritual Midwifery

Classic collection of home birth stories from “The Farm” where Ina May Gaskin, the famous midwife, lived, practiced & did birth research. This book catalyzed the holistic birth movement. 

The Many Faces of Home Birth

This exciting collection of personal narratives sheds light on the varied & fascinating experiences of women choosing home birth. Pull up a chair & witness one of the most intimate moments in each family’s life.

Simply Give Birth

The creator of the comics, Mama Is & Hathor the Cowgoddess, presents the birth stories of 30 of her friends.

Women Giving Birth

Gorgeous photos & birth stories from Holland, featuring professional home births, underwater births & interviews with the participants.


Natural Healing for the Pregnant Woman

A naturopathic doctor’s compilation of natural remedies for pregnant women. I use this book often in my clinical practice.

Gentle Babies: Essential Oils and Natural Remedies for Pregnancy, Childbirth, Infants and Young Children

Essential Oils & Natural Remedies for pregnancy, birth & children. “This is the first & only book we recommend specifically for mothers & expectant women.” – Dr. David and Lee Stewart, authors of Safe Alternatives in Childbirth

Pocket Guide to Bach Flower Essences

Learn to select appropriate flower essences to bring your body, mind, & spirit into harmony.

Beautiful Babies

Nutrition educator shares invaluable information about nutrition that supports fertility, pregnancy, breast-feeding, & how & when to introduce baby’s first foods. Includes recipes for fertility boosting foods.

Nourishing Traditions

Life changing & informative, packed with recipes. Has supported women & their families in opening to a completely new way of thinking, eating and living.

The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care

Nutritional & holistic support for pregnancy & newborn interventions, child development, & natural remedies for childhood illnesses, based on the work of Rudolf Steiner.

Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year

Classic, popular favorite includes remedies for pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, newborns, & so much more.


The Nursing Mother's Herbal

Learn which herbs are safe for nursing infants, the effects of herbs, supplements & other natural products on nursing women & their babies. Specific remedies to use for postpartum depression, for increasing milk production, for mastitis, etc.

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

Internationally respected La Leche League’s (breastfeeding organization) bestselling guide for all aspects of breastfeeding, including preparing for breastfeeding during pregnancy, nursing positions, expressing & storing breast milk, nursing after a C-section or delivery complications, nursing special-needs infants, premies, & how to thrive no matter what curveball life throws.

Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding

Nation’s leading midwife, Ina May Gaskin, shares everything you need to know to make breastfeeding a joyful, natural, & richly fulfilling experience for both you & your baby. Includes nursing challenges, pumps & other nursing products, nursing & work, nursing multiples, weaning, sick babies, nipplephobia, and much more.


Mindful Birthing

Award-winning book by a Nurse-Midwife draws on research in neuroscience, mindfulness meditation, & mind/body medicine. She offers practices that will help you find calm & ease during this life-changing time, providing lifelong skills for healthy living & wise parenting.

Ancient Map for Modern Birth

Newest book by bestselling author of Birthing From Within, Pam England. Combines scientific research with meditation, ceremony, art, & mythic stories not to strive for a perfect birth but to be mindful of the journey.

Labyrinth of Birth

Best-selling author of “Birthing From Within” presents a map, meditations & rituals for your childbearing year.

Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful

Physical & spiritual practices for pregnancy from an internationally famous Kundalini yoga teacher.


The Happiest Baby on the Block

This doctor teaches the magic 5 “S’s” that trigger the calming reflex & instructs you how to do them exactly.

Vaccines - A Reappraisal

To vaccinate or not is one of the most difficult decisions for many holistic minded parents. Dr. Moskowitz draws on fifty years of experience, examines vaccines & our current policy regarding them.

Parenting from the Inside Out

Explore how your childhood experiences affect the way you parent.

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen

A timeless & beloved “parenting bible” that offers insights & innovative approaches to common parenting issues.


Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

Contains the latest developments & advances that will maximize our potential for living well in our bodies.


Heart & Hands

Popular midwife, birth advocate & midwifery instructor wrote this classic book for those interested in exploring the study of holistic midwifery. This is not a comprehensive professional textbook.