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.


The Ultimate Insiders Guide to Adoption (by Elizabeth Swire Falker)



The Birth Partner (by Penny Simkin)




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)



AHS Guide: Pregnancy & Birth

Ancient Map for Modern Birth (Birthing from Within 2nd Book)

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

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 Book of Pregnancy – Quotes, Wives Tales, Poems, Traditions

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)



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



The Four Agreements (by Don Miguel Ruiz)

Thich Nhat Hanh – The Miracle of Mindfulness (by Mobi Ho)



AHS Book: The Early Years

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

Busy Toddler Happy Mom (by Gayle & Kristen Jervis)

Oh Crap! Potty Training (by Jamie Glowacki)

Positive Discipline (by Jane Nelson)

Positive Discipline Parenting Tools (by Nelson & Ainge)


Healing After Birth (by Jennifer Summerfeldt)

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

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



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

Expecting Better (by Emily Oster)

Real Food for Gestational Diabetes (by Lily Nichols)

The Book of Pregnancy**

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

Your Pregnancy Week By Week (by Curtis & Schuler)


Goodnight, Sleep Tight Workbook (by Kim West)The No-Cry Sleep Solution (by Elizabeth Pantley)

Sweet Sleep (by La Leche Leage International)

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