Lending Library

All of the following books have been generously donated by our community members, and they are all free to borrow. Please email TheBirthingCircle@gmail.com with the book you would like to borrow, and we can coordinate a time for pickup. Please also email us if you have books you’d like to donate!

Pregnancy & Childbirth

  • Honoring Our Cycles  – A Natural Family Planning Workbook by Katie Singer
  • Getting Pregnant Naturally by Winifred Conkling
  • Natural Fertility Awareness by John and Lucie Davidson
  • Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler
  • Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin
  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
  • A Good Birth, A Safe Birth by Diana Korte
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean – The Smart Woman’s Guide to VBAC by Elizabeth Kaufman
  • Birth Without Violence by Frederick LeBoyer
  • Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering by Dr. Sarah J Buckley
  • Husband Coached Childbirth by Robert A. Bradley
  • Heart and Hands – A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth by Elizabeth Davis
  • The Pregnancy Book by William Sears and Martha Sears
  • A Child is Born by Lennart Nilsson
  • The Complete Book of Midwifery – A Modern Woman’s Guide to a Hospital Alternative in Childbirth by Barbara Brennan and Joan R. Heilman
  • The Encyclopedia of Childbearing by Barbara Katz Rothman
  • Mayo Clinic Complete Book of Pregnancy and Baby’s First Year
  • Special Women – The Role of the Professional Labor Assistant by Paulina Penez and Cheryl Snedeker
  • Mothering the Mother – How a Doula Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth by Marshall Klaus, John Kennel, and Phyllis Klaus
  • The Natural Pregnancy Book by Aviva Romm
  • Having a Baby Naturally – The Mothering Magazine Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth by Peggy O’Mara
  • Diary of a Midwife – The Power of Positive Childbearing by Olphen-Fehr
  • Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent
  • The Birth Book by William and Martha Sears
  • Beyond Morning Sickness – Battling Hyperemesis Gravidarum by McCall
  • The Chronicles of Nausea – A Diary of Hyperemesis Gravidarum by McCall

Parenting, Infant, & Child Care

  • Your Baby and Child From Birth to Age Five by Penelope Leach
  • Your Baby’s First Year by the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp
  • The Vaccine Book by William Sears and Martha Sears
  • Just a Little Prick by Peter and Hilary Butler
  • The Baby Book by William Sears and Martha Sears
  • The Attachment Parenting Book by William Sears and Martha Sears
  • Attachment Parenting by Granju and Kennedy
  • Becoming Attached by Robert Karen
  • The Natural Child – Parenting From the Heart by Jan Hunt
  • Listening to Your Baby by Jay Gordon
  • Parenting the Fussy Baby and High-Need Child by William Sears and Martha Sears
  • The Fussy Baby Book by William Sears and Martha Sears
  • Nighttime Parenting by William Sears
  • The Discipline book by William Sears and Martha Sears
  • Without Spanking or Spoiling by Elizabeth Crary
  • Crying Baby, Sleepless Nights – Why Your Baby is Crying and What You Can Do About it by Sandy Jones
  • Good Night, Sleep Tight by Kim West
  • The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers by Elizabeth Pantley
  • Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth
  • Good Nights by Gordon and Goodavage
  • Sweet Dreams by Paul Fleiss
  • Three In Bed – The Benefits of Sharing Your Bed With Your Baby by Deborah Jackson
  • Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week by Glade B. Curtis
  • Taking Care of Your Child by Robert H. Pantell
  • Safer For Your Baby – A Guide to Living Better With Fewer Chemicals by Lynn Ruggeri
  • Infant Massage by Vimala McClure
  • Nurturing Touch by Kalena Babeshoff
  • The Vital Touch by Sharon Heller
  • Baby Massage by Peter Walker
  • On Becoming a Family – The Growth of Attachment Before and After Birth by Berry Brazelton
  • Playful Learning – An Alternative Approach to Preschool by Anne Engelhardt and Cheryl Sullivan
  • Teaching Your Child Basic Body Confidence by Patty Carmichael Gerald
  • The Successful Child by William and Martha Sears
  • Baby Play and Learn by Penny Warner
  • Baby Signs by Linda Acredolo
  • Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron
  • Parents Who Think Too Much by Anne Cassidy
  • What To Expect the Second Year by Heidi Murkoff
  • Motherhood: Journey Into Love by Edwina Cross
  • Meditations for New Mothers by Beth Saavedra
  • With Child – A Diary of Motherhood by Phyllis Chesler
  • The Big Rumpus A Mother’s Tale from Trenches by Halliday
  • Their Name is Today – Reclaiming Childhood in a Hostile World by Johann Arnold
  • Being a Father by Mothering Magazine
  • Becoming a Father by William Sears
  • The Expectant Father by Armin Brott
  • Fathers – To – Be Handbook by Patrick M. Houser
  • Be Prepared – A Practical Handbook for New Dads by Gary Greenberg
  • Father Need by Kyle Pruett
  • What Babies Say Before They Can Talk by Paul C. Holinger
  • Naturally Healthy Babies and Children by Aviva Romm
  • Caring For Your Baby and Young Child Birth to Age by The American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Baby Matters – What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Caring for Your Baby by Palmer
  • Natural Family Living – The Mothering Magazine Guide to Parenting by Peggy O’Mara
  • Mompreneurs – A Mother’s Practical Step-by-step Guide to Work-at-Home Success by Parlapiano and Cobe


  • The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins
  • The Breastfeeding Book by William Sears and Martha Sears
  • Mothering Your Nursing Toddler by Norma Jane Bumgarner
  • Nursing Your Baby by Karen Pryor and Gale Pryor
  • Breastfeeding at a Glance – Facts, Figures and Trivia about Lactation
  • How Weaning Happens by Diane Bengson
  • Nursing Mother’s Guide to Weaning by Kathleen Huggins
  • Adventures in Tandem Nursing – Breastfeeding During Pregnancy and Beyond by Hilary Flower and LLL
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by LLL
  • Babies, Breastfeeding and Bonding by Ina May Gaskin
  • Breastfeeding A Parent’s Guide by Amy Spangler
  • Breastfeeding the Adopted Baby by Debra Stewart Peterson
  • Nursing Mother, Working Mother by Gale Pryor
  • Medications and Mother’s Milk 2004 by Thomas Hale
  • The Nursing Mother’s Herbal by Sheila Humphrey
  • Mother Food – For Breastfeeding Mothers From Around the World by Jacobson

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