The Mommy-to-Bee Library


The Mommy-to-be library

The list of books below are available to my postpartum clients. If a book or DVD is not available at the time you request it, a hold will be placed so that you can lend it after the previous person finishes the book.  If you want to see more books in the library, let me know! I will gladly add them to my library for you to borrow.


Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: The Complete Guide (5th Edition) by Penny Simpkin

Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong-- and What You Really Need to Know by Emily Oster

What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi E. Myrkoff, and Sandee E Hathaway

Great Expectations: Your All-In-One Resource for Pregnancy & Childbirth by Sandy Jones and Marcie Jones

The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy or Everything Your Doctor Won’t Tell You by Vicki Iovine

Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy by Mayo Clinic

The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger

For Fathers:

Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads by Gary Greenberg and Jeannie Hayden

The Everything Father-to-Be Book: A Survival Guide for Men by Kevin Nelson


The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin (3 copies available)

Childbirth Without Fear by Grantly Dick-Read

The Big Book of Birth by Erica Lyon

Your Birth Plan: Creating Your Path for a Fulfilling Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum Journey by Kathy M. Stewart

Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: The Complete Guide (5th Edition) by Penny Simpkin (2 copies available)



Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers by Nancy Mohrbacher and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, and Teresa Pitman

The Black Woman’s Guide to Breastfeeding: The Definitive Guide to Nursing for African American Mothers by Katherine Barber

The Big Letdown: How Medicine, Big Business and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding by Kimberly Seals Allers

Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family by Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, Linda J. Smith and Teresa Pitman

The Postpartum Parent

The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions & Restoring Vitality by Kimberly Ann Johnson

And Baby Makes Three: The Six Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives by John M Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman

Mothering the New Mother: Women's Feelings & Needs After Childbirth, A Support Resource Guide by Sally Placksin

Strategies for the C-Section Mom: A Complete Fitness, Nutrition, and Lifestyle Guide by Mary Beth Night

Fit Mama: A Real-Life Fitness Guide For the New Mom by Stacy Denney and Kate Hodson

Ever Since I Had My Baby: Understanding, Treating, and Preventing the Most Common Physical Aftereffects of Pregnancy and Childbirth by Roger Goldberg

The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother by Heng Ou

Heal Pelvic Pain: A Proven Stretching, Strengthening, and Nutrition Program for Relieving Pain, Incontinence, IBS, and Other Symptoms Without Surgery by Amy Stein

The Essential C-Section Guide by Maureen Connolly and Dana Sullivan

A Year of Coloring Affirmations for New Mothers by Sarah Renae Clark

Infant Development and Infant Care:

The Wonder Weeks: How to Stimulate the Most Important Developmental Week In Your Baby’s First 20 Months and Turn These 10 Predictable, Great, Fussy Phases Into Magical Leaps Forward by Hetty van de Rijt, Frans Plooij, and Xaviera Plas-Plooij

Having Twins and More: A Parent’s Guide to Multiple Pregnancy, Birth, and Early Childhood by Elizabeth Noble with Leo Sorger

100 Things I Wish I Knew In My Baby’s First Year by Randy Dean and Lorri Gorno

The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two by William Sears, Martha Sears, Robert Sears, and James Sears

The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child by Dr. Robert W. Sears

Baby Sign Language Basics: Early Communication and Hearing Babies and Toddlers by Monta Z. Briant

Baby-gami: Baby Wrapping for Beginners by Andrea Sarvady

Infant Sleep and Soothing Techniques:

Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family by Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, Linda J. Smith and Teresa Pitman

The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer by Dr. Harvey Karp

Healthy Sleep Habits, Healthy Child by Dr Marc Weissbluth

Sounds for Silence: Baby Settling and Health Guide by Dr. Harry Zennwirth

Good Night, Sleep Tight: The Sleep Lady’s Gentle Guide to Helping Your Child Go to Sleep, Stay Asleep, and Wake Up Happy by Kim West and Joanne Kenen

Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems by Dr. Richard Ferber