Lending Library

Lending Library

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ICAN of the Quad Cities Lending Library


  • Getting Pregnant What Couples Need To Know Right Now by Niels H. Lauersen M.D., PH.D.
  • Your Fertility Signals-using them to achieve pregnancy naturally by Merryl Winstein

Pregnancy and Birth:

  • Baby Catcher-Chronicles of a Modern Midwife by Peggy Vincent
  • Cut, Stapled, & Mended by Roanna Rosewood
  • Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Harper, R.N.
  • Heart and Hands by Elizabeth Davis
  • HypnoBirthing The Mongan Method 3rd edition by Marie F. Mongan, M.Ed., M.Hy.
  • The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer
  • Spiritual Midwifery fourth edition by Ina May Gaskin
  • The Birth Partner-A complete guide to childbirth for dads, doulas, and all other labor companions third edition by Penny Simkin
  • The Birth Partner-Everying you need to know to help a woman through childbirth first edition by Penny Simkin
  • Birthing From Within- An extra-ordinary guide to childbirth preparation by Pam England, CNM, MA & Rob Horowitz PHD
  • Active Birth-the new approach to giving birth naturally by Janet Balaskas
  • The Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Experience-Birth stories by parents and professionals by Lynn Baptisti Richards
  • Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon (2 copies)
  • Pushed-The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care
  • The VBAC Companion-The Expectant Mother’s Guide to Vaginal Birth After Cesarean by Diane Korte
  • The Whole Pregnancy Handbook by Joel M Evans, MD, OB/GYN
  • The Doula Book-How a trained labor companion can help you have a shorter, easier, and healthier birth second edition by Marshall H. Klaus, M.D., John H. Kennell, M.D., and Phyllis H. Klaus, C.S.W., M.F.T
  • The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger (2 copies)
  • Optimal Foetal Positioning by Jean Sutton and Pauline Scott
  • Choosing Waterbirth-reclaiming the sacred power of birth by Lakshmi Bertram
  • Your Pregnancy and Childbirth Month to Month by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Open Season-Survival Guide for Natural Childbirth and VBAC in the 90s by Nancy Wainer Cohen
  • Natural Childbirth After Cesarean by Karls Crawford PHD and Johanne C. Walters, BSN, RN
  • Birth Rights-What Every Parent Should Know About Childbirth in Hospitals by Sally Inch
  • Trust Your Body! Trust Your Baby!-Childbirth Wisdom and Cesarean Prevention by Andrea Frank Henkart
  • Natural Pregnancy-Practical Well Being from Conception to Birth by Janet Balaskas
  • Safe Alternatives in Childbirth by George Annas et al.


  • The Nursing Mother’s Companion sixth edition by Kathleen Huggins, R.N., M.S.
  • The Nature of Birth and Breastfeeding by Michel Odent
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding sixth edition by La Leche League International


  • The Psoas Book by Liz Koch
  • Infant Massage-A handbook for loving parents by Vimala Schneider McClure
  • Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year by Susan S. Weed (2 copies)
  • Beyond the Birth:What No One Ever Talks About by Dawn Gruen, M.S.W., A.C.S.W (booklet)
  • Vegetarian Pregnancy-the definitive nutritional guide to having a healthy baby by Sharon Yntema
  • Baby-Gami-baby wrapping for beginners by Andrea Sarvady
  • The Everything Pregnancy and Fitness Book by Robin Elise Weiss
  • Pregnancy Fitness by Ginny Graves

Infant Loss:

  • When Hello Means Goodbye-A guide for parents whose child dies before birth, at birth or shortly afer birth by Pat Schwiebert, R.N. and Paul Kirk, M.D.
  • What Family and Friends Can Do-Following miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS or infant death by Sherokee Ilse (booklet)
  • Grieving Grandparents by Sherokee Ilse and Lori Leininger (booklet)
  • A Grandparent’s Sorry by Pat Schwiebert, R.N. (booklet)
  • Empty Arms-Coping after miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death by Sherokee Ilse
  • Stillbirth Yet Still Born by Deborah L. Davis, Ph.D. (booklet)
  • Strong and Tender-A guide for the father whose baby has died by Pat Schwiebert, R.N. (booklet)
  • Coping with Holidays and Celebrations by Sherokee Ilse (booklet)

*If there are any books that you would like to check out please contact Mary Therese, Chapter Librarian at quadcities.il@ican-online.org