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Pregnancy Reading List

Educating yourself about pregnancy and birth is important. These are some of my favorite pregnancy, birth, and parenting books. In addition to the books themselves, some of the authors also have Facebook pages and websites with helpful information. I recommend purchasing these books used from, which is a great resource for gently used books. For your convenience, I have linked each book to its listing on Amazon.

Mindfulness and Mindfulness Meditation

Guided Imagery


Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain – Sue Gerhardt

Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive – Daniel J. Seigel MD

Father/Partner Books


Postpartum Healing

After the Baby’s Birth: A Complete Guide for Postpartum Women – Robin Lim

Postpartum Depression

Happy Endings, New Beginnings: Navigating Postpartum Disorders Paperback – Susan Benjamin Feingold

This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression – Karen Kleiman, Valerie Raskin

Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression – Brooke Shields

When Baby Brings the Blues: Solutions for Postpartum Depression – Ariel Dalfen

Miscarriage and Loss

Miscarriage: Women Sharing from the Heart – Marie Allen