Books (Pregnancy and Childbirth)

  • Birthing From Within by Pam England and Rob Horowitz: A great resource for expecting mothers, especially those hoping for a more natural and holistic childbirth experience. Contains exercises and activities such as journal writing and artwork to help mothers analyze their thoughts and face their fears during pregnancy. Lots of great information on pain coping techniques and the process of labor and birth.
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn by Penny Simkin
  • Expecting Kindness by Kristin Dibeh: This book is informative, down-to-earth and concise. What you'll find here are some great tips for understanding the stages of labor, pain coping techniques, and how to advocate for yourself in pregnancy and childbirth. A great read for all expecting parents!
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League

Books (Parenting)

  • Becoming the Parent You Want to Be by Laura Davis and Janice Keyser: A great reference guide that explains the emotional and behavioral development of children from 0 to 5. Very respectful of different parenting philosophies and approaches. 
  • Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent by Meredith F. Small: An interesting anthropological look at cultures around the world and how they parent. Showcases the variety of child-care practices around the world and how what is culturally dictated may not always be what's best for babies from a biological perspective. 
  • No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline Without Shame by Janet Lansbury: A great resource for parenting 2 and 3 year olds! Provides practical ways to respond to the challenges of toddlerhood while still nurturing a respectful and loving relationship with your child.

Podcasts (available on iTunes)

Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

  • The Birth Hour (lots of great birth stories!)
  • The Birthful Podcast
  • Doing It At Home: Our Home Birth Podcast


  • The Postpartum Podcast
  • Fourth Trimester Podcast
  • Breastfeeding Medicine Podcast


  • Joyful Courage--A Conscious Parenting Podcast
  • Mindful Mama Movement Podcast
  • Zen Parenting Radio
  • The Longest Shortest Time
  • Together (a podcast about relationships)