These are some of the resources I found helpful while trying to grow my family. I will update this list as I find more.


Beam, Cris. To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

Boggs, Belle. The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood. Graywolf Press, 2016.

Chung, Nicole. All You Can Ever Know. Catapult, 2018.

Gaskin, Ina May. Ina May's Guide to Childbirth. Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks, 2019.

Gaskin, Ina May. Spiritual Midwifery. Book Publishing Company, 2001.

Golombok, Susan. We Are Family: The Modern Transformation of Parents and Children. Scribe Publications, 2020. 

Jeffries, Karen. Hilariously Infertile: One Woman's Inappropriate Quest to Help Women Laugh through Infertility. Karen Jeffries, 2018.

Katkin, Elizabeth L. Conceivability: What I Learned Exploring the Frontiers of Fertility. Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2019.

Klein, Amy. The Trying Game: Get Through Fertility Treatment and Get Pregnant Without Losing Your Mind. Random House Publishing Group, 2020.

Knisley, Lucy. Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos. Roaring Brook Press, 2019.

Kramer, Wendy, and Naomi R. Cahn. Finding Our Families: A First-of-Its-Kind Book for Donor-Conceived People and Their Families. Avery, 2013. 

Savage, Carolyn, and Sean Savage. Inconceivable: A Medical Mistake, the Baby We Couldn't Keep, and Our Choice to Deliver the Ultimate Gift. HarperOne, 2011.

Sears, William, and Martha Sears. The Attachment Parenting Book. Little, Brown, 2002.

Shapiro, Dani. Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love. Anchor Books, 2020.

Walker, Rebecca. Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence. Riverhead Books, 2008.

Weschler, Toni. Taking Charge of Your Fertility: the Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health; 20th Anniversary Edition. William Morrow, an Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015.

Wolf, Naomi. Misconceptions: Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood. Doubleday, 2003.

Movies and Series

Epstein, Abby, director. The Business of Being Born. Barranca Productions, 2008.

Hammer, Alexander and Ryan Cunningham, directors. Expecting Amy. It's So Easy Productions, 2020.

Jenkins, Tamara, director. Private Life. Netflix, 2018.

Lamm, Sara and Mary Wigmore, directors. Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives. Ghost Robot, 2012.

Lincoln, Katie, director. The Babymakers. Dreamscape Media, 2017.

Moskin, Noah, director. One More Shot. Phelps Road Club, 2018.