These are some of my favorite books on birth, female empowerment, and parenting (the last trimester is a great time to start reading parenting):

  • Touchpoints by T Berry Brazelton
  • Ina Mae’s Guide to Childbirth & Spiritual Midwifery by Ina Mae Gaskin
  • Womens Bodies Womens Wisdom & Mother Daughter Wisdom by Christiane Northrup, M.D.
  • Redirecting Children’s Behavior by Kathryn J. Kvols
  • The Emotional Life of a Toddler by Alicia F. Lieberman
  • Birthing from Within by CNM, MA, Pam England
  • A Thinking Women’s Guide to a Better Birth by by Henci Goer
  • Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care by Jennifer Block