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The following list of books has evolved by recommendations from clients, friends, colleagues, and by my own reading. They are grouped by topic for your convenience.

Parenting and Child Development
Postpartum Support
Pregnancy and Birth
Pregnancy Loss


  • The Breastfeeding Book: Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Your Child from Birth Through Weaning
    William Sears and Martha Sears (2000)
  • The Breastfeeding Cafe: Mothers Share the Joys, Challenges, and Secrets of Nursing
    Barbara L. Behrmann (2005)
  • The Breastfeeding Sourcebook
    M. Sara Rosenthal (1998)
  • The Nursing Mother's Companion
    Kathleen Huggins (2005)
  • The Nursing Mother's Herbal
    Sheila Humphrey (2004)
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding: Seventh Revised Edition
    La Leche League International (2004)
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Parenting and Child Development

  • A Child's Work: The Importance of Fantasy Play
    Vivian Gussin Paley (2004)
  • The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two
    William Sears and Martha Sears (2003)
  • Beyond the Rainbow Bridge: Nurturing Our Children From Birth to Seven
    Barbara Patterson and Pamela Bradley (2000)
  • The Continuum Concept: In Search of Happiness Lost
    Jean Liedloff (1986)
  • Parenting resources from Chrysalis Counseling Center
  • Diary of a Baby
    Daniel N. Stern (1992)
  • Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
    Jon Kabat-Zinn and Myla Kabat-Zinn (1998)
  • Making Healthy Families
    Gayle H. Peterson (2000)
  • The Mind of Your Newborn Baby
    David B. Chamberlain (1998)
  • The Other Parent: The Inside Story of the Media's Effect on Our Children
    James P. Steyer (2003)
  • Parenting Well in a Media Age: Keeping Our Kids Human
    Gloria DeGaetano (2004)
  • Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child
    John Gottman, Joan Declaire, and Daniel Goleman (1998)
  • Reclaiming Childhood: Letting Children be Children in Our Achievement-Oriented Society
    William Crain (2004)
  • See No Evil: A Guide to Protecting Our Children from Media Violence
    Madeline Levine (1998)
  • What's Going on in There?: How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life
    Lise Eliot (2000)
  • Your Amazing Newborn
    Marshall Klaus and Phyllis Klaus (2000)

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Postpartum Support

  • A Mother's Tears: Understanding the Mood Swings that Follow Childbirth
    Arlene Huysman (1998)
  • Beyond the Blues: A Guide to Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression
    Shoshana Bennett and Pec Indman (2003)
  • Fatherneed: Why Father Care is as Essential as Mother Care for Your Child
    Kyle Pruett (2001)
  • The Hidden Feelings of Motherhood: Coping with Stress, Depression, and Burnout
    Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett (2005)
  • Mothering the New Mother: Women's Feelings and Needs After Childbirth
    Sally Placksin (April 2000)
Postpartum Support from Chrysalis Counseling Center
  • The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression
    Karen R. Kleiman (2001)
  • This Isn't What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression
    Karen Kleiman and Valerie Raskin (1994)

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Pregnancy and Birth

  Pregnancy and Birth counseling at Chrysalis Counseling Center
  • Babies Celebrated
    Beatrice Fontanel (1998)
  • Becoming a Father: How to Nurture and Enjoy Your Family
    William Sears and Gwen Gotsch (2003)
  • Birth and Breastfeeding: Rediscovering the Needs of Women During Pregnancy and Childbirth
    Michel Odent (2004)
  • The Birth Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birth
    William Sears and Martha Sears (1994)
  • The Birth of a Mother: How the Motherhood Experience Changes You Forever
    Daniel N. Stern, Nadia Bruschweiler-Stern, and Alison Freeland (1999)
  • The Birth Partner
    Penny Simkin (2001)
  • Birth without Violence: Revised Edition of the Classic
    Frederick Leboyer (2002)
  • Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation
    Pam England and Rob Horowitz (1998)
  • Blessingways: A Guide to Mother-Centered Baby Showers--Celebrating Pregnancy, Birth, and Motherhood
    Shari Maser (2004)
  • Creating a Joyful Birth Experience: Developing a Partnership with Your Unborn Child for Healthy Pregnancy, Labor, and Early Parenting
    Lucia Capacchione and Sandra Bardsley (1994)
  • Experiencing Infertility: An Essential Resource
    Debby Peoples and Harriette Rovner Ferguson (2002)
  • Gentle Birth Choices
    Barbara Harper and Suzanne Arms (Photographer) (2005)
Pregnancy and Birth counseling at Chrysalis Counseling Center
  • Immaculate Deception II: Myth, Magic and Birth
    Suzanne Arms (1994)
  • Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
    Ina May Gaskin (2003)
  • Journey into Motherhood: Inspirational Stories of Natural Birth
    Sheri L. Menelli (2005)
  • Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives
    Deepak Chopra, David Simon, and Vicki Abrams (2005)
  • Mamatoto: A Celebration of Birth
    Carroll Dunham (1992)
  • Mother Rising: The Blessingway Journey into Motherhood
    Yana Cortlund, Barb Lucke, and Donna Miller Watelet (2004)
  • Mother's Nature: Timeless Wisdom for the Journey into Motherhood
    Andrea Alban Gosline, Lisa Burnett Bossi, and Ame Mahler Beanland (1999)
  • Pregnant Goddesshood: A Celebration of Life
    Mary Ann Halpin (1997)
  • Rediscovering Birth
    Sheila Kitzinger (2001)
  • Pregnancy and Birth counseling at Chrysalis Counseling Center
  • Sacred Birthing: Birthing a New Humanity
    Sunni Karll (2003)
  • The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth
    Henci Goer (1999)
  • Transformation Through Birth
    Claudia Panuthos (1984)
  • Unsung Lullabies: Understanding and Coping with Infertility
    Janet Jaffe, David Diamond, and Martha Diamond (2005)
  • Welcome to the World: A Celebration of Birth and Babies from Many Cultures
    Nikki Siegen-Smith (Editor) (1996)
  • Welcoming the Soul of a Child: Creating Rituals and Ceremonies to Honor the Birth of our Sons and Daughters
    Jill Hopkins (1999)
  • Welcoming Ways: Creating Your Baby's Welcome Ceremony With the Wisdom of World Traditions
    Andrea Alban Gosline and Lisa Burnett Bossi (2000)
  • With Child: Wisdom and Traditions for Pregnancy, Birth, and Motherhood
    Deborah Jackson (1999)

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Pregnancy Loss

  • A Silent Sorrow: Pregnancy Loss - Guidance and Support for You and Your Family
    Ingrid Kohn, Perry-Lynn Moffitt, and Isabelle A. Wilkins (2000)
  • Empty Arms: Coping After Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death
    Sherokee Ilse (2000)
  • Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby
    Deborah L. Davis (1996)
  • Grief Unseen: Healing Pregnancy Loss Through the Arts
    Laura Seftel (2006)
  • Life Touches Life: A Mother's Story of Stillbirth and Healing
    Lorraine Ash (2004)
  • Miscarriage: A Shattered Dream
    Sherokee Ilse and Linda Hammer Burns (1992)
Postpartum Support from Chrysalis Counseling Center
  • Pregnancy After a Loss
    Carol Cirulli Lanham (1999)
  • Shadow Child: A Woman's Journey Through Childbirth Loss
    Beth Powning (2005)
  • Trying Again: A Guide to Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss
    Ann Douglas, John R. Sussman, and Deborah L. Davis (2000)

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