Lending Library

Looking for something to read? Clients have access to lending library resources as part of my support services. I also thankfully accept donations of lightly used pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and babycare books/DVDs/CDs you'd like to pass on to families in need. Please email me for more information.

What follows is a sampling of materials available for you to borrow. This list is not complete! I'm always adding more titles to the collection.

On Pregnancy and Birth
  • Birth: The Surprising History of How We are Born (Tina Cassidy)
  • Birthing From Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation (Pam England CNM, MA and Rob Horowitz, Ph.D.)
  • The Father’s Home Birth Handbook (Leah Hazard)
  • Homebirth & Other Alternatives to Hospital: The Essential Guide For Every Woman Considering Her Options in Childbirth (Sheila Kitzinger)
  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth (Ina May Gaskin)
  • Misconceptions: Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood (Naomi Wolf)
  • Preparing for a Gentle Birth: The Pelvis in Pregnancy (Blandine Calais-Germain)
  • Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care (Jennifer Block)
  • Spiritual Midwifery (Ina May Gaskin)
  • The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth (Henci Goer)
  • Your Best Birth (Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein)

On Special Concerns
  • Cesarean Recovery (Christie Gallagher-Mundy)
  • Ending Female Pain: A Woman's Manual (Isa Herrera MSPT, CSCS)
  • Preemie Parents: 26 Ways to Grow with Your Premature Baby (Tami C. Gaines)
  • The Premature Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Premature Baby from Birth to Age One (William Sears, M.D., Robert Sears, M.D., James Sears, M.D., and Martha Sears, R.N.)
  • Sign With Your Baby: How to communicate with infants before they can speak (Dr. Joseph Garcia)
  • When Families Grieve (kit from www.AChildinGrief.com

On Babycare and Child Development
  • The Baby-Led Weaning Cookbook (Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett)
  • Developmental Baby Massage: Therapeutic Touch Techniques for Making Your Baby Stronger, Healthier, and Happier (Peter Walker)
  • The Happiest Baby on the Block "Super-Soother" Calming Sounds CD/DVD
  • The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night (Elizabeth Pantley)
  • Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow into Troublesome Gaps -- and What We Can Do About It (Lise Eliot, Ph.D.)
  • Sweet Sleep (La Leche League International)
  • The Wonder Weeks: How to Turn Your Baby’s 8 Great Fussy Phases Into Magical Leaps Forward (Hetty Vanderijt, Ph.D., and Frans Plooij, Ph.D) 
  • The Yale Child Study Center Guide to Understanding Your Child: Healthy Development from Birth to Adolescence (Linda C. Mayes and Donald J. Cohen)
  • Your Amazing Newborn (Marshall H. Klaus, M.D. and Phyllis H. Klaus, C.S.W., M.F.C.C)

On Breastfeeding
  • The Experience of Breastfeeding (Sheila Kitzinger) 
  • The Lunasea Scout Guide for Breastfeeding Families (Kait Moon)
  • The Nursing Mother's Companion - 6th Edition (Kathleen Huggins)
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (La Leche League International) 

On the Postpartum Experience
  • After the Baby's Birth . . . A Woman's Way to Wellness: A Complete Guide for Postpartum Women (Robin Lim)
  • The Year After Childbirth: Enjoying Your Body, Your Relationships, and Yourself in Your Baby's First Year (Sheila Kitzinger)

On Motherhood, Parenthood and Family Dynamics

  • And Baby Makes More: Known Donors, Queer Parents, and Our Unexpected Families (Susan Goldberg and Chloe Brushwood Rose)  
  • Bad Mother (Ayelet Waldman)
  • The First Birth: A Family Turning Point (Doris Entwisle and Susan G. Doening)
  • Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Love, Kids, & Life In a Half-Changed World (Peggy Orenstein)
  • Kidding Ourselves: Breadwinning, Babies, and Bargaining Power (Rhona Mahony)
  • Misconceptions: Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood (Naomi Wolf)
  • The Mommy Myth: The Idealization of Motherhood and How It Has Undermined All Women (Susan J. Douglas)
  • Mommy Wars (Leslie Morgan Steiner)
  • Opting In: Having a Child Without Losing Yourself (Amy Richards)
  • Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety (Judith Warner)

  • Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife (Peggy Vincent)
  • The Big Rumpus: A Mother’s Tale From the Trenches (Ayun Halliday)
  • Labor of Love: A Midwife’s Memoir (Cara Muhlhahn)
  • Misconceptions: Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood (Naomi Wolf)
  • Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year (Anne Lamott)