My favourite pregnancy and birth books

The Positive Birth Book

by Milli Hill. A new approach to pregnancy birth and the early weeks. I absolutely love the visual birth plan logos, which you can download for free from

The Hypnobirthing Book

By Katherine Graves. Your complete guide to a positive hypnobirthing experience. 

Gentle birth, gentle mothering

By Sarah J. Buckley, MD. 

A doctors guide to natural childbirth and gentle early parenting choices. 

How to grow a baby * and push it out

By Clemmie Hooper. Your no-nonsense week-by-week guide to pregnancy and birth. 

The first forty days

By Heng Ou. The essential art of nourishing the new mother. 

Ina May’s guide to childbirth

By Ina May Gaskin. From America’s leading midwife.