My Favorite Pregnancy and Childbirth Resources


These pregnancy and childbirth resources have helped tremendously throughout our pregnancy and now only 6 MORE WEEKS and boy is it all starting to feel so real and so close! John and I read our Mama Natural book religiously each week to learn what to expect and how to prepare and some of our other favorites are linked below. What other resources do you recommend for pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting? πŸ˜πŸ’ž It’s crunch time... I feel like I won’t be doing too much reading in 6 weeks from now! Thanks for any and all recommendations!


  1. The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth (We also love the website and due date calculator)

  2. Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

  3. The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care

  4. The Diaper-Free Baby: The Natural Toilet Training Alternative

  5. Twelve Hours' Sleep by Twelve Weeks Old: A Step-by-Step Plan for Baby Sleep Success

  6. HypnoBirthing, 4th Edition: The natural approach to safer, easier, more comfortable birthing - The Mongan Method

  7. Family Business: Innovative On-Site Child Care Since 1983


  1. The Business of Being Born (2008)

  2. Babies (2010)

  3. Orgasmic Birth (2008)

  4. Birth As We Know It (2006)

  5. Why Not Home (2016)

  6. Midwife (2013)

  7. Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives (2012)

  8. The Face of Birth (2012)

  9. What Babies Want (2004)

  10. Microbirth (2014)

  11. Heads Up: The Disappearing Art of Vaginal Breech Delivery (2015)

  12. The Mama Sherpas (2015)

  13. Beautiful Births (2014)

  14. Pregnant In America (2008)

Taryn Vander Hoop