Pregnancy and Childbirth Books

CAPERS Bookstore was established (in 1988) to provide easier access to quality resources that were supportive of natural birth and we continue to specialise in this area.

Books for Pregnant Women/Couples

We highly recommend Birth with Confidence for any pregnant women. It explains important considerations in choosing your birth location and support people, and practical advice for preparing for birth, ensuring you have the support you need and particularly for working with pain.

The Positive Birth Book is also highly recommended. It provides comprehensive information on creating your birth plan, outlining issues to consider and the need for Plans B/C/D. It covers home birth and hospital birth, and there is a large section on Positive Caesarean Birth including personal stories and suggests for birth plans for caesarean births. Because it’s recently written it includes useful information on contemporary issues like optimal cord clamping, seeding the micro biome, and women-centred caesarean.

The Down to Earth Birth Book is a practical guide to natural birth in any setting, promoting self-nurturing, responsibility and awareness to help create a conscious birth and parenting experience.

Books for Fathers-to-be (or another birth support person)

We highly recommend The Birth Partner for fathers/others assisting at birth, it includes information on what to expect during the birth and advice on how to effectively support the labouring woman.

Books for Special Circumstances

The Positive Birth Book includes information on planning for Positive Caesarean Birth including personal stories and suggests for birth plans.