Resources to support you from fertility to postpartum to well woman health.

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth - Ina May Gaskin
Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering - Dr. Sarah Buckley
Give Birth Like a Feminist - Milli Hill
The Positive Birth Book - Milli Hill
Expecting Better - Emily Oster
Nine Golden Months - Heng Ou
The First Forty Days - Heng Ou
Pushed - Jennifer Block
The Birth Partner - Penny Simkin
Linea Negra - Jazmina Barrera Velazquez
Orgasmic Birth - Debra Pascali-Bonaro and Elizabeth Davis
The Natural Pregnancy Book - Aviva Romm
Mindful Birthing- Nancy Bardacke, CNM
Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy & Childbirth, Julia Chinyere Oparah and Alicia D. Bonaparte


Please consider purchasing books from your local, independent bookstore.

Birthing Instincts
The Birth Hour
The Longest Shortest Time
Move your DNA
The Savvy Black Birther
Birth Karen’s
Doing It At Home
Informed Pregnancy Podcast
Outspoken Voices
Empowered Birth
Birth stories in color 
Center for Indigenous Midwifery Zoomcast


Real Food for Pregnancy - Lily Nichols

Real Food for Gestational Diabetes - Lily Nichols

Functional Maternity - Sarah Thompson

The New Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth — Stephanie Brill

Awakening Fertility — Heng Ou

Natural Fertility Info


Fertility / Conception


Expect the Bump
Positive Pregnancy
Calm Childbirth Hypnobirthing
Sprout Pregnancy
Full Term Contraction Timer


— matt b.

“As the partner to someone pregnant, Shawna fully empowered me to be part of the birth in a way I never though I could be. It was one of the most special times that my partner and I have shared together, and that’s because Shawna prepared us, but also let us have our experience uninterrupted.”

— aaliyah s.

“My previous care had ranged from dismissive to traumatic but never anything positive. This is completely different. I look forward to visits and conversations with Shawna and always feel amazing afterwards. It is night and day to have a midwife who truly listens.”

— imani h.

“Sitting and talking with Shawna is the connection I have been seeking in my health care. I truly feel like we are a team and I can ask her anything. I was so dismayed at the quick prenatal visits, being just a number in practices I have worked with in the past. This is a total different experience."