- Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, by Ina May Gaskin
- Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way, by Susan Mc Cutcheon
- The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth, by Sheila Kitzinger
- The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, by La Leche League
- The Birth Book, by Dr. Sears (he also has the Baby Book, the Breastfeeding Book, the Vaccination Book, etc.)
- The Thinking Woman's Guide to Childbirth, by Henci Goer
There are other great books out there, but if a woman only had time to read 6 books, this would be the bare bones list. Awesome, powerful information for the woman who wants childbirth discussed honestly and openly.