Books on Fertility and Pregnancy
Active Birth by Janet Balaskas
Balaskas is the founder of the Active Birth Centre in England and is also a birth activist there. Her book encourages women to use exercise and movement throughout pregnancy in order to prepare the body for the active work of giving birth.
The Complete Guide to Fertility, ASRM, Ed. by Sandra Carson, M.D., and Peter Casson, M.D.
This book was written and supported by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). It is a very technical book, but well worth the read.
The Everything® Pregnancy Fitness Book by Robin Elise Weiss, L.C.C.E., I.C.C.E.-C.P.E., C.D. (D.O.N.A.)
This book is a great overview of exercises for each trimester. The photos are clear and the text succinct. It includes special chapters on exercising in special situations like bed rest and includes a postpartum workout as well.
Getting Pregnant Naturally by Winifred Conkling
This book focuses on low-tech ways to help you get pregnant including homeopathy, acupressure, nutrition, lifestyle changes, and more.
Good Birth, Safe Birth by Diana Korte and Roberta Scaer
This philosophy book is an outstanding start to choosing your philosophy about pregnancy, birth, and parenting. This information-packed book will enlighten you and make you think twice about the decisions you may not have thought about before.
The Pregnancy Book by William Sears, M.D., and Martha Sears, R.N., I.B.C.L.C.
This doctor/nurse, husband/wife team tells it like it is about pregnancy and birth. They lay it on the line about the choices you have and the healthiest approach to pregnancy. It is laid out in a convenient month-by-month format to help you find the information you need, when you need it.
Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler, M.P.H.
This is an excellent manual for learning about charting your natural fertility cycles. It goes into very great detail about symptothermal testing and charting your basal body temperatures.
The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer
Ms. Goer gives you all the medical literature in layman's terms to help you decide the safest, healthiest way for your baby to be born. A must read for every expectant family.