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Lending Library

Access to our extensive lending library is reserved for clients only. To utilize it, a refundable membership must be purchased ($40) which serves as a deposit toward any loss or damage*. It is fully refunded when you are finished with your books and return them in good condition. Doula clients have free access to our library upon signing a contract of hire.

Books/videos may be checked out for 2 week periods, extending to a total of 8 weeks maximum, provided the resource in question has no outstanding requests.
Clients are welcome to borrow up to 3 books/videos at once, and return/exchange at any time before to the due date.

Please let us know prior to your appointment if there are any resources you are interested in borrowing, we will do our best to bring them with us if they are available. 
If the book/video you want is currently lent out, we will place a request on it and notify you when it is returned.

We are always happy to accept donations for our lending library, if you have a helpful book that you don't need any more, just let us know! 

Check back often, we are always adding more!

Asterisks: Books with one* we have read, and two** are our highly recommended. (Books without asterisks are those on our BIG stack of "to be read soon"!)

General Health and Wellness

The Little Herb Encyclopedia 3rd edition - Jack Ritchason, N.D.

*The Seven Directions Movement Meditation - White Feather

General Women's Health and Spirituality

*Women's Bodies Women's Wisdom - Christine Northrup, M.D.

**Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year - Susun S Weed

**Down There: Sexual and Reproductive Health the Wise Woman Way - Susun S Weed

**Wise Woman Herbal: Healing Wise - Susun S Weed

Breast Cancer? Breast Health! - Susun S Weed

New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way - Susun S Weed

The No-Hysterectomy Option - Herbert A Goldfarb, MD, FACOG, & Judith Greif, RN, FNP, C

*Natural Choices for Women's Health - Dr. Laurie Steelsmith

*Women's Anatomy of Arousal - Sheri Winston, CNM, RN, BSN, LMT

Ix Chel Wisdom - Shonagh Home

Songs of Bleeding - Spider

Moon Rites: A Feminine Path to Personal Power - Michelle Royce

The Grandmother of Time - Zsuzsanna E. Budapest

The Holy Book of Women's Mysteries - Zsuzsanna E. Budapest

Fertility, Conception, and Cycle Awareness

**The Garden of Fertility - Katie Singer

Honouring Our Cycles: A Natural Family Planning Workbook - Katie Singer

**Lunaception: A Feminine Odyssey into Fertility and Conception - Louise Lacey

Natural Birth Control Made Simple - Kass-Annese & Danzer

Taking Charge of Your Fertility - Toni Weschler, MPH

The Mind-Body Fertility Connection - James Schwartz

Fertility - Dr Elizabeth Clubb & Jane Knight

Fertility Foods - Jeremy Groll, M.D. & Lorie Groll

The Infertility Cure - Randine Lewis, Ph.D.

Conscious Conception: - Jeannine Pavarti-Baker

Spirit Babies - Walter Makichen

**Moontime - Lucy H Pearce




Pregnancy & Childbirth

(2)**Ina May's Guide to Childbirth - Ina May Gaskin

(2)**Spiritual Midwifery - Ina May Gaskin (Birth stories)

Childbirth Without Fear - Grantly Dick-Read

**Obstetric Myths vs Research Realities - Henci Goer

*The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth - Henci Goer

(2)**Gentle Birth Choices with DVD- Barbara Harper, RN, CD, CCE

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering - Sarah J Buckley, MD

**Birthing from Within - Pam England, CNM, MA, & Rob Horowitz PhD

*Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn - Penny Simkin

(2)**Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year - Susun S Weed

The Homeopathic Childbirth Manual - Betty Idarius, LM, C.Hom.

Natural Mothering: a Guide to Holistic Therapies for Pregnancy, Birth and 
Early Childhood - Nicky Wesson

Prepared Childbirth: The Family Way - Debby Amis & Jeanne Green

*Breathe Your Way Through Birth With Yoga - Julie Llewellyn-Thomas

*Mother Rising - Cortlund, Lucke & Watelet (Blessingways)

Body, Soul, and Baby - Tracy W. Gaudet, M.D.

*Cut, Stapled, & Mended: When one woman reclaimed her body and gave birth on her own terms after Cesarean - Roanna Rosewood

The Essential C-section Guide - Maureen Connolly smd Dana Sullivan

Caesarean Birth: A Positive Approach to Preparation and Recovery - Leigh East

*The Birth Keepers

*Unassisted Birth - Laura Kapersef

Pursuing the Birth Machine - Marsden Wagner

*Writing Your Birth Plan

Six Practical Lessons for an Easier Childbirth - Elisabeth Bing

Planning Your Pregnancy and Birth 3rd edition - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Obstetrics Illustrated 5th edition - Miller & Hanretty

*From Here Through Maternity 2010 - Alberta Health Services

Emergency Childbirth: A Manual - Gregory J. White, MD

Dr Sears: The Birth Book - Sears

*Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way - Susan McCutcheon

*HypnoBirthing - Marie F. Mongan, M.Ed., M. Hy.

(2) **The Birth Partner - Penny Simkin

The Doula Book

The Nurturing Touch at Birth: A Labor Support Handbook - Paulina Pereg


(2) **The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding 6th and 8th editions - La Leche League

*The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers - Jack Newman, MD, & 
 Teresa Pitman

The Nursing Mother's Companion 4th edition - Kathleen Huggins, RN, MS

*Mothering Your Nursing Toddler - Norma Jane Bumgarner

Milk, Money, and Madness: The Culture and Politics of Breastfeeding - Naomi Baumslag, MD, MPH, & Dia Michels

Babies, Children, Parenting

**The Continuum Concept - Jean Liedloff

*Mothering Your Nursing Toddler - Norma Jane Bumgarner

*Dr Sears: The Baby Book - Sears

Dr Sears: The Premature Baby Book - Sears

The Crying Baby - Sheila Kitzinger

The No-Cry Sleep Solution - Elizabeth Pantley

*Growing Miracles 3rd edition - Alberta Health Services

Vaccination: The Medical Assault on the Immune System - Viera Scheibner PhD

Immunization: History, Ethics, Law, and Health - Catherine J.M. Diodati, MA

Baby Massage - Dr Alan Heath & Nicki Bainbridge

Green Babies, Sage Moms: the Ultimate Guide to Raising Your Organic Baby - Lynda Fassa

I Lost Everything in the Postnatal Depression - Erma Bombeck

The Family Bed - Tine Thevenin

*Teach Your Baby to Sign - Monica Beyer

*Baby Sign Language (with DVD) - Teresa R Simpson

Baby Signs - Linda Acredolo, PhD, & Susan Goodwyn, PhD

*Baby Signing 123 - Nancy Cadjan

The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care - Sally Fallon Morell & Thomas S Cowan, MD

*New Vegetarian Baby - Sharon K Yntema & Christine H Beard

The No-Cry Potty Training Solution - Elizabeth Plantley

Early Start Potty Training - Linda Sonna PhD

Natural Mothering: a Guide to Holistic Therapies for Pregnancy, Birth and Early Childhood - Nicky Wesson

The Book of Nurturing: Nine Natural Laws for Enriching Your Family Life- Linda and Richard Eyre

Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason - Alfie Kohn

Positive Discipline: The First Three Years - Jane Nelson, ED.D, Cheryl Erwin, MA, Roslyn Ann Duffy

The Happiest Toddler on the Block - Harvey Karp M.D.

Indigo Children - Lee Carroll & Jan Tober





VHS *Birth Into Being: The Russian Waterbirth Experience

(2) DVD **Relaxation, Rhythm, Ritual: the 3Rs of Childbirth - Penny Simkin

DVD **Comfort Measures - Penny Simkin

DVD *Born in Water: a Sacred Journey

DVD **Birth As We Know It

DVD **Orgasmic Birth

DVD *Organic Birth

DVD *Business of Being Born

DVD Birth Day

DVD A Breech in the System

DVD *Birth in Action

DVD **Guerilla Midwife

CD *Gentle Surge: Hypnobirthing music

*Replacement Policy for lost or damaged items: If the product should be misplaced (considered so after 30 days overdue, or as reported) or severly damaged, the replacement fee (cover price unless otherwise noted) will be deducted from the responsible client's $40 membership deposit. If the product is worth more than the membership, we will charge the difference to the client's account. In order for a client to remain in good standing and able to continue to borrow resources from our library, the replacement fee must be settled and a full $40 membership repurchased. It is our descretion to change ourmembership policy at any time as needed and withhold membership from clients who misuse our 


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