Here is a list of the best Holistic Pregnancy books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!
on her YouTube channel and even more on MamaNatural.com, Howland's (a.k.a. Mama Natural) funny but informational videos have empowered millions of women to embrace natural pregnancy and parenting. Now Howland is turning to the page, offering up the first week-by-week pregnancy & childbirth book from a perspective.For the last half-century, control over childbirth has been in favor of doctors. Many pregnancy guides are , or written by male physicians deeply entrenched in the medical model of birth. . A groundswell of women are taking back their pregnancy and…
2. The Natural Pregnancy Book, Third Edition: Your Complete Guide to a Safe, Organic Pregnancy and Childbirth with Herbs, Nutrition, and Other Holistic Choices (2014)
Every mother wants the best for her unborn child, from the baby’s conception to birth. What’s more, every mother wants clear, straightforward information delivered in a calm, empowering voice from someone who knows the facts. Enter Dr. Aviva Jill Romm, an expert in natural childbirth with more than twenty years of experience in both alternative and allopathic medicine. In this newly revised third edition, Dr. Romm takes a holistic approach, emphasizing natural remedies wherever possible and providing up-to-date advice on herbs that promote wellness during pregnancy, and alleviate…
Prenatal nutrition can be confusing. A lot of the advice you have been given about what to eat (or what not to eat) is well-meaning, but frankly, outdated or not evidenced-based. In Real Food for Pregnancy, you will get clear answers on what to eat and why, with research to back up every recommendation. Author and specialist in prenatal nutrition, Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE, has taken a long and hard look at the science and discovered a wide gap between current prenatal nutrition recommendations and what foods are required for optimal health in pregnancy and for your baby’s development. There has never been a more…
4. Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives (2005)
A much-needed antidote to our modern, assembly-line approach to childbirth, this new book is designed as a guide for all who wish to participate in the wondrous process of bringing new life into the world. Its ideas derive from two sources: the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, with its emphasis on body, mind, and spirit, and the latest Western scientific prenatal research. By integrating the best information from these two very different perspectives, this remarkable book gives readers the tools to ensure that our children are nourished by thoughts, words, and actions from the very moment…
5. Nurture: A Modern Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, Early Motherhood and Trusting Yourself and Your Body (Pregnancy Books, Mom to Be Gifts, Newborn Books, Birthing Books) (2017)
–Catherine McCord, founder of Weelicious and One Potato Nurture is the only all-in-one pregnancy and birthing book for modern mothers-to-be and their partners who want a more integrative approach. Author Erica Chidi Cohen has assisted countless births and helped hundreds of families ease into their new roles through her work as a doula. Nurture is a thoughtful and helpful gift for expecting mothers and their partners.Erica Chidi Cohen is co-founder and CEO of Loom in Los Angeles, CA. She began her work in San Francisco, volunteering as a doula within the prison…
6. The Mindful Mom-To-Be: A Modern Doula’s Guide to Building a Healthy Foundation from Pregnancy Through Birth (2015)
Strengthening your own foundation is one of the very best beginnings you can give your child. In The Mindful Mom-to-Be, doula and pregnancy coach Lori Bregman guides you in your journey toward motherhood by empowering you to find what works best for you and your baby. In addition to concrete, prescriptive health information, including nutritional advice, natural remedies, developmental milestones, and techniques for labor, she offers simple and enjoyable spiritual and emotional exercises to help you prepare for motherhood. As Lori explains, you’re not just birthing a baby; you’re birthing yourself as a mom, too. With month-by-month…
What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you. Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience. Based on the female-centered Midwifery Model of Care, Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth…
8. The Whole 9 Months: A Week-By-Week Pregnancy Nutrition Guide with Recipes for a Healthy Start (2016)
“I’m thrilled that Dr. Lang has put her valuable knowledge into these pages. With this book in your hand, you are on your way to putting your health first and setting your baby up for lifelong wellness.”―JESSICA ALBA, co-founder of The Honest CompanyGood for baby, good for you: Every mom-to-be knows how important it is to pick the right foods when you’re eating for two―but the information overload on pre-natal nutrition can be stressful and time-consuming. The Whole Nine Months is your all-in-one pregnancy book with simple nutritional guidelines, up-to-date pregnancy research, and real…
9. Holistic Midwifery: A Comprehensive Textbook for Midwives in Homebirth Practice, Vol. 2: Care of the Mother and Baby from the Onset of Labor Through the First Hours After Birth (2013)
The new edition of this widely used classic contains a number of updates and revisions, particularly focusing on updates in clinical practice while retaining the comprehensiveness and depth of detail that is characteristic of Anne’s work. This paperback edition has a sewn and wrapped binding for increased durability….
10. Holistic Midwifery: A Comprehensive Textbook for Midwives in Homebirth Practice, Vol. 1: Care During Pregnancy (2010)
This text is the first of three volumes (two of which have been published) covering all aspects of midwifery care during pregnancy and childbirth and of the mother and baby after birth.This volume discusses care from conception until the onset of labor. Topics include basic female anatomy and physiology, midwifery practice issues, cultural considerations, hands-on skills, care through each trimester, problems that may occur in any trimester, and preexisting medical conditions….
The newly pregnant woman faces a multitude of changes in her mind, life, and body, some of which are addressed by traditional medical care but many of which are not. In this holistic guide, the expectant mother will find warm and reassuring advice that will help her stay calm, focused, and energized during this exciting time and beyond.Rather than treat the arrival of a baby as strictly a one-moment-in-time medical event, author Karen Salt provides advice and wisdom to “treat” the whole woman-her emotions and her physical changes-and covers the entire…
12. The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality (2017)
This holistic guide offers practical advice to support women through postpartum healing on the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual levels—and provides women with a roadmap to this very important transition that can last from a few months to a few years.Kimberly Ann Johnson draws from her vast professional experience as a doula, postpartum consultant, yoga teacher, body worker, and women’s health care advocate, and from the healing traditions of Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine, and herbalism—as well as her own personal…
13. Pregnancy: Holistic Women’s Guide Book to A Healthy Pregnancy (Childbirth, Motherhood, Holistic Medicine & Herbal Supplementation) (2016)
In this guidebook, we spend some time talking about . The holistic approach is a way of thinking that allows women to go through their pregnancy in a by making decisions which are aligned with mother earth, such as diet, medicine, supplementation, exercise, and much more! Interested in finding out more about the holistic approach to pregnancy and how it can do so much good for you and your baby? Some of the things that we will discuss in detail in this book include: While most people don’t understand this way of thinking, it is optimal for you, your baby, the environment, and the sake of…
Best Holistic Pregnancy Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf
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Choices in Pregnancy and Childbirth: A Guide to Options for Health Professionals, Midwives, Holistic Practitioners, and Parents
Author(s): John Wilks
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Year: 2015, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
Feed Your Fertility: Your Guide to Cultivating a Healthy Pregnancy with Chinese Medicine, Real Food, and Holistic Living
Author(s): Emily Bartlett; Laura Erlich
Publisher: Fair Winds Press, Year: 2015, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
Natural pregnancy : practical medical advice and holistic wisdom for a healthy pregnancy and childbirth
Author(s): Feder, Lauren
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press, Year: 2014, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
Pregnancy and Childbirth: A holistic approach to massage and bodywork
Author(s): Suzanne Yates BA(Hons) Dip HSEC(Shiatsu diploma) MRSS(T) APNT Antenatal and postnatal exercise instructor PGCE(PCET)
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone, Year: 2010, Size: 17 Mb, Download: pdf
Natural birth : a holistic guide to pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding
Author(s): Turner, Kristina
Publisher: Floris Books, Year: 2010, Size: 555 Kb, Download: epub
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really record-breakers according to Los Angeles Times, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.