Many books have been written on pregnancy, birth, and baby care. However not all books support the philosophy of empowering women to give birth naturally, to care for their babies instinctively, and to breastfeed. Be selective about the books you choose to read. Many good books are available at LLL meetings, on their website and from Moonflower/Cascade. You can also borrow books from the Rising Moon lending library.

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer
Birthing From Within by Pam England
Born in the USA by Dr. Marsden Wagner
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by Diane Wiessinger and Diana West (La Leche League International)
Attachment Parenting by Katie Allison Granju
Immaculate Deception II: Myth, Magic and Birth by Suzanne Arms
Nighttime Parenting: How to Get Your Baby and Child to Sleep by William Sears
The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two by William and Martha Sears
Special Delivery by Rahima Baldwin
The Vaccine Guide: Risks and Benefits for Children and Adults by Randall Neustaedter
Mothering On-line at

Children's Books
Welcome with Love by Jenni Overend (for families planning homebirth-particularly if children may be present)
The Night You Were Born by Wendy Mc Cormick
Mom And Dad And I Are Having A Baby by Maryann Malecki (for children involved in the birth)