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5 Must-Read Books for Herbal Pregnancy

Your Trusted Guide to Herbal Pregnancy: Handpicked Resources for Every Step

Tired of scouring the internet for reliable herbal pregnancy resources? We get it. Navigating through endless search results can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to ensuring the safety and well-being of your precious new life.

Embarking on the journey of pregnancy and childbirth is no small feat. It’s a transformative experience that brings about a whirlwind of emotions and questions. That’s why having access to trustworthy resources is crucial every step of the way.

In this blog, we’re excited to share a selection of herbal pregnancy books handpicked by the creator and educator behind our course Herbal Pregnancy and Childbirth, community herbalist Becky Starling.

5 Must-Read Books for Herbal Pregnancy

1 – Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth – Ina May Gaskin

If you’re weighing the options of natural or home birth, this book is a must-read. Ina May, drawing from her extensive experience as a midwife, provides practical advice and shares numerous birth stories that inspire confidence in trusting your body’s wisdom during childbirth. It’s an empowering read that you won’t want to miss.

2 – The Natural Pregnancy Book – Aviva Romm

As a leading expert on Women’s Health, Aviva Romm’s book, The Natural Pregnancy Book, offers a comprehensive view of holistic strategies for fertility, pregnancy, and childbirth. Aviva sheds light on common medical interventions, presenting a balanced perspective on their pros and cons to help you make informed decisions. If you’re in search of expert guidance emphasizing nutritional and herbal approaches to address typical pregnancy and childbirth challenges, this book is your go-to resource.

3 – Herbs for a Healthy Pregnancy – Penelope Ody

Whether you’re preparing for pregnancy, managing postpartum issues, or caring for your newborn, Penelope Ody’s book offers practical guidance from an experienced herbalist. With clear insights and detailed sections on materia medica and herbal medicine-making, it’s a handy reference for tackling common ailments with herbal remedies.

4 –  The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk by Diana West and Lisa Marasco

Delve into the world of lactation with “The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk” by respected lactation experts. This informative book offers a wealth of knowledge on enhancing milk production without overwhelming you with jargon. From understanding your baby’s feeding cues to exploring various methods for increasing milk supply, it’s a trusted companion for breastfeeding mothers seeking gentle, evidence-based support.


5 – Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health by Aviva Romm

Empower yourself with the wisdom of botanical medicine through Aviva Romm’s “Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health.” This comprehensive guide offers evidence-based insights and practical advice for nurturing your well-being at every stage of your journey—from fertility and pregnancy to postpartum and beyond. This book blends the art and science of women’s health, botanical medicine, and conventional medicine.

Looking for a book alternative ?

On Health: A Podcast for Women with Aviva Romm: is where taboo topics meet expert insights, hosted by MD & midwife Aviva Romm. From periods to menopause, sex to reproductive health, and motherhood to mental well-being, Dr. Romm and her guests demystify and de-stigmatize our bodies while bridging conventional medicine with wellness. With 35+ years of experience, Aviva offers musings, tips, and guidance to help women reclaim their health and lives. There’s over 200 episodes to dive into – click to listen here.

Happy Reading

As you explore these recommended books, we hope you feel empowered and equipped with valuable insights to navigate the beautiful journey of pregnancy and childbirth. Remember, knowledge is a powerful tool, and with the right resources at your fingertips, you can approach this transformative experience with confidence and peace of mind.

Enjoy these reads and may your journey bloom,

Becky, Cherianne, Holly and the team and Wild Rose College.

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PS. If you’re ready to dive even deeper into the world of herbal pregnancy and childbirth, consider joining our Herbal Pregnancy and Childbirth course.

With Becky’s expertise and guidance, you’ll embark on a comprehensive journey from preconception to the postpartum period. Discover herbal support for breastfeeding, navigate common newborn issues, and explore herbal remedies to provide relief during the fourth trimester and beyond.

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