Lending Library

Lending Library

Our lending library is accessible to EVERYONE, regardless of birth location or care provider! Borrowing a book has no cost and we operate on an honour system.

How to sign-out a book:

  1. View the book selection.
  2. Email birthcentre@lucinamidwives.ca with your book request.
  3. Pickup your book at Lucina Birth Centre (9505 163 Street Nw).
  4. Return your book by the agreed return date.


Blessingways: A Guide to Mother-Centred Baby Showers (by Shari Maser)

The Birth Partner (4th Edition – by Penny Simkin)

The Birth Partner’s Handbook (Carl Jones)

The Doula Book




Breastfeeding Made Simple – 7 Natural Laws for Breastfeeding Mothers 2nd Edition (by Mohrbacher & Kendall-Tackett, Forward by Jack Newman)

Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding (by Ina May Gaskin)

So That’s What They’re For: Breastfeeding Basics – 2nd Edition (by Janet Tamaro)

The Breastfeeding Book – Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Your Child From Birth to Weaning (by Martha & William Sears)

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding – 8th Edition (by La Leche Leage International)



Ancient Map for Modern Birth (by Pam England)

An Easier Childbirth: A Mother’s Guide to Birthing Normally (by Gayle Peterson)

Birthing From Within (by Pam England)

Birthing from Within: The Keepsake Journal

Birth Like A Mother (by Angela Garbes)

Birth Wise Book One – Understanding Birth by Design (by Ezzo et al.)

Childbirth Without Fear (Grantly Dick-Read, Forward by Ina May Gaskin)

Giving Birth: A Journey Into the World of Mothers and Motherhood

Give Birth Like A Feminist – Your Body, Your Baby, Your Choices (by Milli Hill)

Hypnobirthing: The Mongan Method – 4th Edition (by Marie Mongan)

CD: Hypnobirthing (Hypnobirthing Stories)

CD: Hypnobirthing (1. Relaxation & 2. Birth Rehearsal Imagery)

CD: Hypnobirthing (Forms for Educators)

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth (by Ina May Gaskin)

Labyrinth of Birth (by Pam England)

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way (by Susan McCutcheon)

Natural Hospital Birth: The Best of Both Worlds (by Cynthia Gabriel)

Optimal Foetal Positioning: Understanding & Teaching (by Sutton & Scott)

Pregnancy & Birth: The Best Evidence

Pregnancy & Childbirth Secrets (by Gail J Dahl)

Pregnancy, Childbirth & The Newborn (by Penny Simkin)

Prepared Childbirth – The Family Way (by Debby Amis & Jeanne Green)

Spiritual Midwifery (by Ina May Gaskin)

The Birth Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe & Satisfying Birth (Sears & Sears)

The Positive Birth Book – A new approach to pregnancy, birth, and the early weeks (by Milli Hill)

The Simple Guide to Having a Baby (by Whalley, Simkin, Kepler & Durham)

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth (by Henci Goer)

The Water Birth Book (by Janet Balaskas)

Your Joyous Birth Experience (by Alberta OBGYN Dr. Akindele)



Eating For Pregnancy – 2nd Edition (by Jones & Husdon)

Real Food for Gestational Diabetes (by Lily Nichols)



Expecting Better (by Emily Oster)

What to Expect When You’re Expecting – 4th Edition (by Murkoff & Mazel)

Your Pregnancy Week By Week (by Curtis & Schuler)

Your Pregnancy for the Father-To-Be (by Curtis & Schuler)



Baby Wise Book Two – Parenting your 5-12 month old (by Ezzo & Bucknam)

Busy Toddler Happy Mom (by Gayle & Kristen Jervis)

Positive Discipline (by Jane Nelson)

Positive Discipline Parenting Tools (by Nelson & Ainge)

The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby From Birth to Age Two (by Sears & Sears)



Healing After Birth (by Jennifer Summerfeldt)

Mothering the Mother-Women’s Feelings & Needs After Childbirth (by Sally Placksin)

The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal (by Renee Peterson Trudeau)

Transformed By Postpartum Depression – Women’s Stories of Trauma & Growth (by Walker Karraa)



Goodnight, Sleep Tight Workbook

It’s Never Too Late to Sleep Train (by Craig Canapari)

Oh Crap! Potty Training (by Jamie Glowacki)

Sweet Sleep

The No-Cry Sleep Solution (by Ekizabeth Pantly)

The Sleep Easy Solution (Jennifer Waldburger)