Lending Library for Childbirth Students and Doula Clients

Lending Library for Birth Boot Camp Students in Calgary

Lending Library for Birth Boot Camp Students in Calgary

 We have a large collection of books and DVDs that our students are welcome to borrow with topics ranging between pregnancy, labour, baby care, trauma, PPD, breastfeeding and green living. Taking time to look through the books will help you overcome the stacks of books available at the bookstore. We are continually adding to our collection.


  • Orgasmic Birth: The Best Kept Secret, Debra Pascali-Bonaro (2008) (Educational Licence, Small Screenings Allowed)
  • Born In the USA, Marcia Jarmel and Ken Scneider (2007) (Educational Licence, Small Screenings Allowed)
  • Breastfeeding: The Ultimate Meal Ready to Eat, Birth Boot Camp (2013) (Included in 10 Week and Online Birth Boot Camp Classes and it is available for purchase)
  • Birth with Gloria Lemay (2010)
  • The Business of Being Born, Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein (2007)
  • More Business of Being Born, Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein
  • Doula! The Ultimate Birth Companion (2010)


Pregnancy & Childbirth

  • The Healthy Pregnancy Book, William Sears, MD and Martha Sears, RN (2013)
  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, Ina May Gaskin (2003)
  • The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth, Shelia Kitzenger (2005)
  • Birthing from Within, Pam England CNM, MA and Rob Horowitz, PhD (1998)
  • Heart and Hands: A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth, Elizabeth Davis (2012)
  • The Labor Progress Handbook, Penny Simkin and Ruth Ancheta (2011)
  • Hyponobirthing: The Mongon Method, Marie F. Mongon, MEd, MHy
  • The Mother of All Pregnancy Books, Ann Douglas (2000)
  • The Birth Book, William Sears, MD and Martha Sears, RN (1994)
  • The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth, Henci Goer (1999)
  • The VBAC Companion, Diana Korte (1997)
  • The New Experience of Childbirth, Shelia Kitzinger (2004)
  • Spiritual Midwifery, Ina May Gaskin (2002)
  • Your Best Birth, Rikki Lake and Abby Epstein (2009)
  • Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year, Susan S. Weed (1986)
  • Birth Reborn, Michel Odent (1994)
  • Labyrinth of Birth, Pam England (2010)
  • The Midwifery Option: A Canadian Guide to the Birth Experience, Miranda Hawkins and Sarah Knox (2003)
  • True Birth: A Compliation of Real Birth Stories, Marika Jeziorek (2014)
  • Reclaiming My Birth Rights, Adrienne Carmack MD (2014)


  • Breastfeeding Made Simple, Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC (2010)
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, La Leche League International (2010)
  • Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding, Ina May Gaskin (2009)
  • The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk, Diana West, IBCLC and Lisa Marasco, M.A. IBCLC (2009)

Trauma & Postpartum Disorders

  • When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women, Penny Simkin, PT and Phyllis Klaus, CSW, MFT (2012)
  • Healing from Trauma: A Survivor’s Guide to Understanding your Symptoms and Reclaiming your Life, Jasmin Lee Cori, MS, LPC
  • This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming postpartum Depression, Karen R. Kleiman, MSW, LCSW and Valerie Davis Raskin, MD (2013)
  • Mothering the New Mother: Women’s Feelings and Needs after Childbirth, Sally Placksin (2000)
  • Surviving Miscarriage – You Are Not Alone, Stacey McLaughlin PhD. (2005)

Birth Partners

  • Fathers at Birth, Rose St. John (2009)
  • The Birth Partner, Penny Simkin (2008)

Baby Care & Parenting

  • The Baby Book, William Sears, MD and Martha Sears, RN (2013)
  • Mindful Parenting, Kristen Race, PhD (2013)
  • Discipline Without Distress, Judy Arnall (2010)
  • Mothering the Mother, Sally Placksin (2012)
  • The Successful Child, William Sears MD and Martha Sears RN (2002)
  • The Vaccine Book, Robert W. Sears MD (2011)
  • Infant Massage, Vimala McClure (2000)
  • The Good Mommy’s Guide to Her Little Boy’s Penis, Adrienne Carmack, MD (2015)
  • Breaking the Good Mom Myth, Alyson Schafer (2007)

Green Babies, Homes & Lifestyle

  • David Suzuki’s Green Guide, David Suzuki and David R. Boyd (2008)
  • Green Body Green Birth, Mary Oscategui (2012)
  • Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects our Health, Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie (2009)
  • Toxin Toxout: Getting harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World, Bruce Lourie and Rick Smith (203)
  • The Pure Cure: A Complete Guide to Freeing Your Life from Dangerous Toxins, Sharyn Wynters, ND and Burton Goldberg, LHD (2012)
  • Raising Baby Green: The Earth Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth and Baby Care, Alan Greene, MD (2007)


  • Cut, Stapled and Mended, Roanna Rosewood (2013)
  • Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife, Peggy Vincent (2002)
  • A Midwife’s Tale, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (1990)

Sibling Preparation

  • What Baby Needs, William Sears MD, Martha Sears RN and Christie Watts Kelly (2004)
  • Baby on the Way, William Sears MD, Martha Sears RN and Christie Watts Kelly (2001)
  • It’s Not the Stork: A Book about Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends, Robie H. Harris (2006)
  • We’re Having a Homebirth, Kelly Mochel (2009)


  • EcoParent (2012-Current)
  • Birthing (Spring/Summer 2014-Current)
  • Pathways to Wellness (Summer 2013-Current)

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