BOOKS WE LOVE

The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother by Heng Ou with Amely Greeven & Marisa Belger

The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions by Penny Simkin

Transformed by Postpartum Depression: Women's Stories of Trauma and Growth by Walker Karraa, Ph.D.

Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must Be Fixed to Put Women and Children First by Marsden Wagner, M.D., M.S.

Witches, Midwives & Nurses: A History of Women Healers by Barbara Ehrenreich & Deirdre English

Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife by Peggy Vincent

Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank by Randi Hutter Epstein, M.D.

The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine and Motherhood by Belle Boggs

The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood to Fit Reality Edited by Avital Norman

Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year by Anne Lamott

Mothering Through the Darkness: Women Open Up About The Postpartum Experience Edited by Jessica Smock and Stephanie Sprenger

In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens by Alice Walker

The Doulas: Radical Care for Pregnant People by Mary Mahoney & Lauren Mitchell

Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D.

Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou

The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World is Still the Least Valued by Ann Crittenden

Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink by Katrina Alcorn

The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth

Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care by Jennifer Block

The Motherhood Manifesto: What American Moms Want -- And What To Do About It by Joan Blades

The Blue Jay's Dance: A Memoir of Early Motherhood by Louise Erdrich

Down Came The Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression by Brooke Shields

I'm Supposed to Protect You From All This: A Memoir by Nadja Spiegelman

Birth Ambassadors: Doulas and the Re-Emergence of Woman-Supported Birth in America by Christine H. Morton with Elaine G. Clift

Life's Work: Confessions of an Unbalanced Mom by Lisa Belkin

Birth Matters: A Midwife's Manifesta by Ina May Gaskin

Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born by Tina Cassidy

Lying In: A History of Childbirth in America by Richard W. Wertz and Dorothy C. Wertz

Toward a New Psychology of Women by Jean Baker Miller, M.D.

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

The Awakening by Kate Chopin