At The Birth House Network we understand that time is precious when you become a parent and so here is a list of books that are worth reading.
Reclaiming Childbirth as a Rite of Passage
This is probably one of the most important books to be published in recent history. Rachel Reed dives deep into understanding our cultural norms surrounding birth and the way that they are deeply woven into the values and goals of the medical system. This book is a good read for anyone who is a birthing person, a parent or identifies as female.
Give Birth Like a Feminist
This book will reframe the way that you think about birth and the way that pregnant people are treated in both society and in the hospital. We apply feminism to every other part of our lives, it is time to give birth like a feminist too. This book is a call to action to no longer accept the ways that we are mistreated and disempowered during our own birth experiences. #metoointhebirthroom
Real Food for Pregnancy
Prenatal nutrition can be confusing. A lot of the advice you have been given about what to eat (or what not to eat) is well-meaning, but frankly, outdated or not evidenced-based. In Real Food for Pregnancy, you will get clear answers on what to eat and why, with research to back up every recommendation. There has never been a more comprehensive and well-referenced resource on prenatal nutrition. With Real Food for Pregnancy as your guide, you can be confident that your food and lifestyle choices support a smooth, healthy pregnancy.