Come on in, pull up a cozy chair, and browse through our selection of used pregnancy, childbirth, and child rearing books. The books available here are not necessarily endorsed by Christian Doula. We just try to make available what we find.
If you live in Bloomington, consider this a lending library, and send me a request to borrow any of these books. If you'd like to purchase them, please visit our store.
by Cinda L. Kochen and Janet McCabe. A TLC approach for teaching your child to swim.
by Amy Ogle and Lisa Mazzullo. a 90-day guide for couples on how to prepare for a healthy conception.
(for loan only) by Pam England and Rob Horowitz. Michel Odent calls this book "a landmark in the history of childbirth"
The complete and authoritative guide to child health care, from the American Academy of Pediatrics. This is an excellent gift for your client after the birth of that first baby.
by Lennart Nilsson. A gorgeous, full color photo journal that follows the development of a child from conception through birth.
by Hans Reich. This is a beautiful hardback book of artistic black and white photographs of babies with their mothers from all over the world.
Amazing pictures of international women breastfeeding their nurslings.
If you love babies of every hue, you will adore this book!
by Ellen Banks Elwell
Hundreds of ideas, tips, and activities to help you be a great mom, including help with how to throw a great birthday party, how to successfully survive car trips, and how to deal with toddlers.
by Deirdre Dolan and Alexandra Zissu. What you need to know, from the nail polish you wear to the berd you sleep in to the water you drink.
30-minute prenatal workout, plus a 20-minute after baby shape up.
by Elizabeth Noble. A guide to Health and Comfort Before and After Your Baby is Born. (edition available is the 3rd edition, and not the one shown in picture)
by Winifred Conkling. Healthy choices to boost your chances of conceiving without fertility drugs.
Your personal journey through prepared childbirth. This is a very thorough workbook to prepare a couple for natural childbirth.
by Vicki Iovine. Everything your doctor won't tell you. Practical humorous and comforting advice on morning sickness, maternity underwear, bladder control, pregnancy insanity, stretch marks, sex, postpartum dementia.
by the American College ofNurse-Midwives and Sandra Jacobs
Everything you need to know to make an informed decision.
by MaryAnn F. Kohl. This book is full of illustrations that help you create a creative and enriching environment for your small child.
by Julie Tupler, RN, with Andrea Thompson
Preparing for a healthy pregnancy, an easier labor, and a quick recovery
by Helen Good Brenneman
Lovely Christian meditations for the new mother, filled with Scripture, prayers, hymns, and poems.
by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. a lovely biography of a brave and faith-filled woman who caught babies in the 18th and 19th centuries.
by Sandra Poulin. Real stories from women who lived through it and recovered.
by Janet Balaskas, foreword by Dr. William Sears
An instinctive approach to nurturing your infant.
by Dr. Jane MacDougall
understand the changes and chart the progress of you and your baby.
by Gale Pryor. The essential guide for breastfeeding and staying close to your baby after you return to work.
Maintaining Strength, Flexibility, and your Figure. by Mari Winsor with Mark Laska
by La Leche League International. Written by Anne Engelhardt and Cheryl Sullivan. Great for homeschooling families, as well as anyone who wants to get ideas about how to be more interactive and creative with your preschooler.
by Susan K. Perry. Unplug your kids from the T.V. and the computer and have fun playing with them! Full of great ideas for families.
The Complete Guide by Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley, and Ann Keppler.
Expanded and Updated edition.
Nutrition Guide and Recipes for Healthy Eating--From PlanningYour Pregnancy through Nursing Your Child. by Hope Ricciotti.
Also available in revised and expanded edition.
by Dr. Jane MacDougall
Everything you need to know about yourself and your developing baby.
by Jonathan Scher
The most up-to-date information on : why pregnancies fail, new medical tests that pinpoint the causes, latest treatments available to prevent loss of pregnancy
How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby. by Tracy Hogg. Hard back.
A practical A-to-Z reference to natural and conventional treatments for infants and children. This book is a good guide to safe and effective relief of common childhood disorders using nutritional supplements, herbs, homeopathy, acupressure, diet, and conventional medicine.
by Darcie Sanders and Marha M. Bullen. Good information and motivation for making the switch that increases your joy, your children's well being, and your God's glory (though this book is not based in faith).
by Kit Laughlin with Jennifer Cristaudo. Maintaining fitness, flexibility and wellbeing during pregnancy.
by Connie L. Agnew, Alan H. Klein, and Jill Alison Ganon.
A very good, all-around resource for a Mama with multiples.
by Rose Elliot
A unique and invaluable guide to raising a baby on a healthy vegetarian diet.
by Sharon Yntema
a sensible, trustworthy guide for women who want to enjoy a healthy pregnancy on a vegetarian diet.
by Mike Samuels and Nancy Samuels. A comprehensive manual of baby care from conception to age four.
The standard week-by-week guide to pregnancy, still very readable and useful after a couple of decades.
This is a perfect gift for your new client, especially if she approaches you for doula services early in her pregnancy. As a way of advertising your services, buy a few and give them to a local midwife or OB to hand out with your business card taped on the cover.
by Arlene Eisenberg, et al.
The all-in-one pregnancy diary
by Barbara Luke and Tamara Ederlein
A clinically proven program for women pregnant with multiples
La Leche Internationa's definitive guide to life with your nursling. Another good "welcome-to-the-World-of-Air" baby gift.
by Linda Sparrowe. A Lifelong Guide to Wellness. With a large section on pregnancy.
by Glade B. Curtis, author of Your Pregnancy Week by Week
includes sections on health concerns, multiple births, managing fatigue, and workplace safety
by Glade B. Curtis. Author of Pregnancy Week by Week and Your Pregnancy After 30
by Glade B. Curtis. This is another basic guide to the forty weeks a woman becomes God's handmaiden in providing for Him a place to do His knitting.