Pregnancy & Birth 

Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong – and What You Really Need to Know – Emily Oster

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth – Ina May Gaskine

The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth – Genevieve Howland

Give Birth Like a Feminist: Your Body. Your Baby. Your Choices. – Milli Hill


Birth Trauma

More than a Health Baby: Finding Strength and Growth After Birth Trauma – Dr Erin Bowe


Early Motherhood

The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother – Heng Ou, Amely Greeven, & Marisa Belger

Nourished Postpartum – Shannon Hayes & Alana Milhall

The Motherhood: Australian Women Share What They Wish They’d Known About Life With A Newborn – Jamila Rizvi

Postnatal Depletion Cure – Dr Oscar Serralach (please note I do not agree with iron, vitamin D, and DHA supplementation)



Conscious Motherhood: Finding Yourself in the Beautiful Madness – Cathy Spooner

Days Like These: A comforting, practical companion for tired and terrific mums – Pip Lincolne

Mothering the New Mother – Women’s Feeling & Needs After Childbirth, A Support & Resource Guide – Sally Placksin

Beyond the Bump : A clinical psychologist’s guide to navigating the mental, emotional and physical turmoil of becoming a mother – Sally Shepherd

To Have and to Hold: Motherhood, Marriage, and the Modern Dilemma – Molly Millwood

The Mask of Motherhood: How Becoming a Mother Changes Our Lives and Why We Never Talk About It – Susan Maushart

Ordinary Insanity: Fear and the Silent Crisis of Motherhood – Sarah Menkedick

Anxious Mums: How mums can turn their anxiety into strength – Dr Jodi Richardson

Babies are the Worst: A Memoir about Motherhood, PPD, & Beyond – Meagan Gordon


Power of the Woman

Herstory: womanifesto – Jane Hardwicke Collings

The Whole Woman – Germaine Greer

Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype – Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward – Gemma Hartley



How to do the Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self – Nicole Lapera

Step into You: How to Rediscover Your Extraordinary Self – Lorraine Murphy

Untamed: Stop pleasing-start living – Glennon Doyle

Setting Boundaries: Care for Yourself and Stop Being Controlled by Others – Rebecca Ray

Find Your Unicorn Space: Reclaim Your Creative Life in a Too-Busy World – Eve Rodsky

Rushing Women’s Syndrome: The Impact of a Never Ending To-Do List on your Health – Dr Libby Weaver

Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (And More Life to Live) – Eve Rodsky

Risk Forward: Embrace the Unknown and Unlock Your Hidden Genius – Victoria Labalme

More than a Body: Your Body is an Instrument, Not an Ornament – Lindsay Kite and Lexie Kite

Girl, Wash your Face: Stop Believing The Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant To Be – Rachel Hollis

Girl, Stop Apologising: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals – Rachel Hollis

Comparisonitis: How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others and Be Genuinely Happy – Melissa Ambrosini

Own Your Self: Surprising Path Beyond Depression, Anxiety, and Fatigue to Reclaiming Your Authenticity, Vitality, and Freedom – Kelly Brogan

A Mind of Your Own: The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives – Kelly Brogan



Parenting Book Club with Holly – Facebook Group

Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans – Michaeleen Doucleff

Raising a Secure Child: How Circle of Security Parenting Can Help You Nurture Your Child’s Attachment, Emotional Resilience, and Freedom to Explore – Kent Hoffman

Rest, Play and Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (or anyone who acts like one) – Deborah Macnamara

Raising Good Humans: A Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids – Hunter Clarke-Fields

Why Love Matters: How affection shapes a baby’s brain – Sue Gerhardt

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 revolutionary strategies to nurture your child’s developing mind, survive everyday parenting struggles, and help your family thrive – Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

Raising Girls Who Like Themselves: In a world that tells them they’re flawed – Kasey Edwards and Christopher Scanlon



Dear Mama Project by Nikki McCahon

The Good Enough Mother by Dr Sophie Brock

Healthy Her by Amelia Phillips

Working Mumma by Corina O Brian

The Motherkind Podcast by Zoe Blaskey

Mommy Brain Revisited by Dr Jodi Pawluski

Respectful Parenting by Janet Lansbury Unruffled



Some of these I have not personally read, they have been recommended to me by others working in motherhood support.