Vicki’s Must-Have List of Good Books for New Parents


Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin  “A real confidence-booster, an antidote to fear”


Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Penny Simkin

Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth by Boston Women’s Health Book Collective

The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger

“Excellent! Complete illustrated resource books for everyone”


Birthing From Within by Horowitz and England “Helps you to focus deeply on the changes & feelings of pregnancy”

How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Faber and Mazlish “The most helpful and easy-to-use book on parenting I’ve seen”

Babies, Breastfeeding, and Bonding by Ina May Gaskin “One of the best books on breastfeeding”

The Baby Book by Sears and Sears  “A pediatrician on your bookshelf”

The Vaccine Book by Dr. Sears (also, is updated regularly)

The New Rules of Marriage by Terrence Real  “We’re not born with these skills.  Learn them, and the payoff is HUGE.”


Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

The Sneetches and other Stories by Dr. Seuss

and…any other bedtime books you loved as a child!

1 Comment

  1. You need a copy of Birthing the Easy Way to add it to your list. I will send you one if you give me your address.

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