Recommended reading!

You don’t have to read and read…but some people like to! If I am asked what I recommend…here’s a few of my favourites that I’ll usually talk about, so I thought I would share them with you!

These are the books I read and love – it does in no way mean you have to love them to! As I always say, it’s your choices and I am here to support them…but pregnancy, birth, early parenting and self- care, these are the books that I turn/turned to.


  • Mindful hypnobirthing –  Sophie Fletcher
  • Calm Birth School – Suzy Ashworth
  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth – Ina May Gaskin
  • Men, Love & Birth – Mark Harris
  • Am I Allowed? – Beverley Lawrence Beech (an AIMS publication)
  • Why Human Rights in Childbirth Matter – Rebecca Schilter
  • Why Hypnobirthing Matters – Katrina Berry
  • The Basic Needs of a Woman in Labour – Ruth Ehrhardt

  • Baby Calm – Sarah Ockwell-Smith
  • Why Love Matters – Sue Gerhardt
  • Gentle Sleep Book – Sarah Ockwell-Smith
  • Why Your Baby’s Sleep Matters – Sarah Ockwell-Smith
  • Why Baby Wearing Matters – Rosie Knowles
  • Why Post Natal Depression Matters – Mia Scotland
  • What Every Parent Needs to Know – Margot Sunderland
  • Baby-Led Weaning – Gill Rapley
  • Baby-Led Breastfeeding – Gill Rapley & Tracey Murkett
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding – La Leche League International & Diane Wiessinger

  • Toddler Calm – Sarah Ockwell-Smith
  • How Not to F*** Them Up – Oliver James
  • The Gentle Parenting Book – Sarah Ockwell-Smith
  • The Gentle Discipline Book – Sarah Ockwell-Smith
  • Unconditional Parenting – Alfie Khon
  • Calm Parents, Happy Kids – Dr Laura Markham
  • Calm Parents, Happy Siblings – Dr Laura Markham
  • Siblings Without Rivalry – Adele Faber
  • The Whole Brain Child-  Dr Tina Payne Bryson & Dr Daniel Siegel
  • Playful Parenting – Lawrence J. Cohen

…and just because I like a bit of a giggle…


And finally, just some of my favourites…just because…!
  • The New Mum’s Notebook (I buy this for all my friends who become new Mummas…it’s wonderful!
  • The Little Book of Mindfulness – Dr Patrizia Collard
  • Happy – Fearne Cotton