Red Tent by Anita Diamant
A fictional tale of an ancient society, The Red Tent, brings to life the everyday tasks of women and their inherent roles as healers. I loved reading this book while in naturopathic school as it mirrored my thoughts and inquiries of the origins of women's health and healing.
Woman as Healer by Jeanne Achterberg
Offering a historical perspective of women's roles as healers through the human experience, Woman as Healer is an excellent reference in understanding how far medicine has progressed and the role women had in the rise and fall of natural medicine.
Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin
Now available in over 5 languages expectant mothers all over the world have access to this book. The stories written here are real life examples of empowered women supporting each other through the intimate and sometimes challenging and amazingly beautiful process of natural childbirth. A great read for aspiring midwives, potential mothers and fathers and anyone looking for an authentic account of the first beginnings of the American natural childbirth movement.