New Roots

Holistic Midwifery & Birth Services

Holistic Midwifery & Birth Services

- Suggested Reading & Lending Library -

* = Currently available in my personal Lending Library



  • Taking Charge of Your Fertility (Toni Weschler)  *
  • The Infertility Cure (Lewis, Randine) *


Pregnancy & Birth:

  • Ina May's Guide to Childbirth (Ina May Gaskin) *
  • Spiritual Midwifery (Ina May Gaskin) *
  • The Birth Partner (Penny Simkin) *
  • Gentle Birth Choices (Barbara Harper)
  • The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth (Sheila Kitzinger)
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn (Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley, & Ann Keppler)
  • Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation (Pam England & Rob Horowitz)
  • The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth (Henci Goer) *
  • Natural Birth Stories: The Real Mom's Guide to an Empowering, Natural Birth (Shannon Brown) *
  • Hypnobirthing: The Mongan Method (Marie Mongan) *
  • Sacred Pregnancy (Anni Daulter) *
  • The Natural Pregnancy Book: Herbs, Nutrition, & Other Holistic Choices (Aviva Jill Romm) *
  • Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year (Susun S. Weed) *
  • Your Pregnancy & Birth (The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) *


VBAC & Cesarean:

  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: The Smart Woman's Guide to VBAC (Elizabeth Kaufmann)
  • Silent Knife: Cesarean Prevention & VBAC  (Nancy Wainer Cohen & Lois'Estner)
  • The Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Experience: Birth Stories (Lynn Baptisti Richards)
  • Natural Birth After Cesarean: A Practical Guide ( Johanne C. Walters & Karis Crawford)
  • Open Season: A Survival Guide for Natural Birth and VBAC in the 90's (Nancy Wainer Cohen)
  • The VBAC Companion: The Expectant Mother's Guide to Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (Diana Korte)


Recovery & Postpartum:

  • Rebounding From Childbirth: Towards Emotional Recovery (Lynn Madsen)
  • Recovering from a Cesarean Section (Karyn L. Feiden & Manuel Alvarez)



  • Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding (Ina May Gaskin) *
  • The Nursing Mother’s Companion (Kathleen Huggins) *
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (La Leche League International) *
  • The Breastfeeding Answer Book (La Leche League International)
  • The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers (Jack Newman & Teresa Pitman)


Parenting & Other:

  • Placenta: The Gift of Life (Cornelia Enning) *
  • The Vaccine Book (Robert Sears)
  • The Happiest Baby on the Block (Harvey Karp)
  • Unconditional Parenting (Alfie Kohn) *
  • The Attachment Parenting Book: A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Child (William & Martha Sears)
  • The Whole-Brain Child (Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson) *
  • Naturally Healthy Babies and Children: A Commonsense Guide to Herbal Remedies, Nutrition, & Health (Aviva Jill Romm) *



Also available instantly online at, Netflix, etc.

  • Business of Being Born (Ricki Lake & Abby Epstein) *
  • More Business of Being Born (Ricki Lake & Abby Epstein) 
  • Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must Be Fixed To Put Women and Children First (Mardsen Wagner)



Serving the St. George & Southern Utah areas.

Serving the St. George & Southern Utah areas.

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