Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting Books

Below are all the pregnancy and birth-related books I’ve read and enjoyed. This page contains affiliate links, so if you make a purchase I may earn a little coffee money 🙂

Then Came You: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner
Goodnight, Beautiful by Dorothy Koomson
The Unexpected Mother by Susan Ring
Bringing in Finn by Sara Connell

Teenage Pregnancy
Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far by Bristol Palin
Pregnant Pause by Han Nolan
The Pregnancy Project: A Memoir by Gaby Rodriguez
Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
Not my Daughter by Barbara Delinsky
Finding Zoe: A Deaf Woman’s Story of Identity, Love, and Adoption by Brandi Rarus

Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care by Jennifer Block
Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence by Rebecca Walker
Shades of Blue by Karen Kingsbury
Baby Proof: A Novel by Emily Giffin
Something Blue: A Novel by Emily Giffin
Rattled!: A Memoir by Christine Coppa
The Bookstore by Deborah Meyler
Inconceivable: A Woman’s Triumph over Despair and Statistics by Julia Indichova

Labor Day: Shared Experiences from the Delivery Room by Ann-Marie Giglio
Cut, Stapled, and Mended by Roanna Rosewood

Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman
Bébé Day by Day: 100 Keys to French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman
Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year by Anne Lamott
Caring for Your Young Baby and Child: Birth to Age 5 by American Academy of Pediatrics
Toddler Activities Made Easy by Krissy Bonning-Gould
The Outdoor Toddler Activity Book by Krissy Bonning-Gould
A Coat of Yellow Paint by Naomi Davis

Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches by Russell Moore
Where We Belong: A Novel by Emily Giffin
Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption by Katie J. Davis
Like Dandelion Dust by Karen Kingsbury
Finding Zoe: A Deaf Woman’s Story of Identity, Love, and Adoption by Brandi Rarus
Love Without Borders by Angela Braniff
For Littles Lives by Maggie Adkinson

Family Life
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner
Family Tree by Barbara Delinsky
Waiting for Birdy by Catherine Newman

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
The Reluctant Midwife: A Hope River Novel by Patricia Harman
The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife’s Memoir by Patricia Harman
The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth
Arms Wide Open: A Midwife’s Journey by Patricia Harman
The Midwife of Hope River: A Novel of an American Midwife by Patricia Harman
The Midwife by Jolina Petersheim
A Midwife’s Story: Life, Love and Birth Among the Amish by Penny Armstrong
Diary of a Midwife: The Power of Positive Childbearing by Julianna van Olphen-Fehr
Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife by Peggy Vincent
Midwife: A Calling by Peggy Vincent
Midwife: A Journey by Peggy Vincent
Listen to Me Good: The Story of an Alabama Midwife by Margaret Charles Smith and Linda Janet Holmes
Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth
Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse by Jennifer Worth
Hard Pushed: A Midwife’s Story by Leah Hazard
A Midwife in Amish Country by Kim Woodard Osterholzer
Midwife: An Adventure by Peggy Vincent
Lady’s Hands, Lion’s Heart by Carol Leonard
Laboring: Stories of a New York City Hospital Midwife by Ellen Cohen
A Midwife’s Memoir by Carol Duncombe
More Memoirs of a Midwife by Carol Duncombe
Bundles of Joy by Linda Fairley
Midwife Memories: Tales of Amish and “English” Birth Culture by Renee Popova
The Baby’s Coming by Virginia Howes

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, and Teresa Pitman
Baby-Led Weaning The (Not-So) Revolutionary Way to Start Solids and Make a Happy Eater by Teresa Pitman
Fearless Feeding: How to Raise Healthy Eaters from High Chair to High School by Maryann Jacobsen and Jill Castle