Here at Stumptown Doulas we believe in the concept that knowledge and understanding gives us power. When it comes to birth, these two attributes help aid a laboring woman with the information she needs in order to know what she wants and prefers for her birth. We realize, though, that books can be limited, hard to find, and, even if ordered, may not arrive in time to read through them before the big day. So we created the Lending Library.
Below is a list of all the books in our Library. Topics range from pregnancy and birth to overall health success, various diets and addiction recovery. No topic is off limits for our families. Stumptown Doulas' Clients may have access to these items from the time of hire, through the end of their Doula services with us.
If you are interested in being lent one or more of the books below, please reach out to us through the contact page, or ask your Stumptown Doula directly.
*Please note that Stumptown Doulas respects the fact that everyone has different opinions and beliefs behind pregnancy, birth, postpartum, how to care for their baby, themselves and their family, etc. We provide books with a wide range of different concepts and viewpoints in order to accommodate all. Many of these have been requested by our Clients for us to stock. If you don't see something that you would like to read, please let us know and we can look into getting a copy to add to the Library.*
"The 5 Love Languages - The Secret to Love That Lasts" By Gary Chapman
"10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse" By JJ Smith
"101 Amazing Uses for Coconut Oil" By Susan Branson
"The Addiction Spectrum: A Compassionate, Holistic Approach to Recovery" By Paul Thomas, M.D., and Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D.
"Aromatherapy For Pregnancy and Childbirth" By Margaret Fawcett, R.G.N., R.M., L.L.S.A.
"Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads" By Gary Greenberg and Jeannie Hayden
"The Birth Partner; A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and all Other Labor Companions", 4th edition, By Penny Simkin
"Birthing from Within" By Pam England, C.N.M., M.A., and Rob Horowitz Ph.D.
"Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five" By John Medina
"Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers" By Nancy Mohrbacher, I.B.C.L.C., F.I.L.C.A. and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., I.B.C.L.C.
"Bringing Up Bebe" By Pamela Druckerman
"Changing Habits Changing Lives: The Australian way to Good Food, Better Health and More Energy" By Cyndi O'meara
"Craniosacral Therapy for Babies and Small Children" By Etienne and Neeto Peirsman
"The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth" By Marshall H. Klaus, M.D., John H. Kennell, M.D., and Phyllis H. Klaus, M.F.T., L.M.S.W.
"The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide For Dads-To-Be" By Armin A. Brott and Jennifer Ash
"Expecting Better" (updated for 2019) By Emily Oster
"The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother" By Heng Ou, with Amely Greeven and Marisa Belger
"Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting" By Darya Pino Rose, Ph.D.
"The Gentle Art of Newborn Family Care" By Salle Webber
"The Happy Sleeper" By Heather Turgeon, M.F.T., and Julie Wright, M.F.T.
"Heading Home with Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality" By Laura A. Jana, M.D., F.A.A.P., and Jennifer Shu, M.D., F.A.A.P.
"Healthy Body, Happy Life: A Non-Diet Lifestyle Guide to Develop a Leaner, Stronger Body While Avoiding Cancer and Other Diseases" By Mark Reaksecker, D.M.D.
"Hypnobirthing: The Mongan Method" By Marie F. Mongan, M.Ed., M.Hy.
"Ina May's Guide to Childbirth" By Ina May Gaskin
"The Keto Diet: The Complete Guide to a High-Fat Diet" By Leanne Vogel
"Mayo Clinic: Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy" By the Pregnancy Experts at Mayo Clinic
"Mommy IQ: The Complete Guide to Pregnancy" By Rosie Pope
"Mothering the New Mother: Women's Feelings and Needs After Childbirth" By Sally Placksin
"The Name Book" By Dorothy Astoria
"Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way" By Susan McCutcheon
"The Natural Healing Power of the Placenta: Feeling, Healing and Dealing with the Postpartum Experience" By Jennifer L. West, L.M., C.P.M.
"No More Meds" By Dr. Corinne Weaver
"The Nursing Mother's Companion" By Kathleen Huggins, R.N., M.S.
"Paleo in 28" By Kenzie Swanhart
"Pregnancy Childbirth and the Newborn: The Complete Guide" By Penny Simkin, P.T., Janet Whalley, R.N., I.B.C.L.C., Ann Keppler, R.N., M.N., Janelle Durham, M.S.W., I.C.C.E., L.C.C.E., and April Bolding, P.T., D.P.T., C.D.,C.C.E. of Parent Trust for Washington Children.
"Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with your Baby" By Tracy Hogg
"The Skinnytaste Cookbook" By Gina Homolka with Heather K. Jones, R.D.
"Spiritual Midwifery" By Ina May Gaskin
"Stretching to Stay Young: Simple Workouts to Keep You FLEXIBLE, ENERGIZED, & PAIN-FREE" By Jessica Matthews
"The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth" By Henci Goer
"To Kale and Back: Ditch the Rules and Learn to Thrive in Food, Fitness, and Life" By Diana Matuszak
"The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers" By Jack Newman, M.D., and Teresa Pitman
"The Vaccine Guide" By Randall Neustaedter, O.M.D.
"The Vaccine-Friendly Plan" By Paul Thomas, M.D. and Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D.
"Water Birth Unplugged: Proceedings of the First International Water Birth Conference" Edited By Beverley A. Lawrence Beech
"What to Expect: When You're Expecting" By Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel
"What to Expect: The First Year" By Heidi Murkoff, with Sharon Mazel
"The Working Woman's Lamaze Handbook: The Essential Guide to Pregnancy, Lamaze, and childbirth" By O. Robin Sweet and Patty Bryan
"Your Pregnancy and Childbirth: Month to Month" By The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists