Today I’m sharing with you my favorite books on menstrual health and fertility. When I was going through my own fertility journey, I read every book out there on natural fertility solutions, and after I studied fertility yoga, I kept diving deeper and deeper into all the wisdom out there. For this article, I’ve made a selection, so you can start with the very best books. Read on!
Womancode by Alisa Vitti
This is a such an accessible, easy to read book that I recommend every woman to read. Alisa Vitti uses her own background and combines this with tons of science and other women’s experiences. The author talks about how to use food and lifestyle changes to balance hormones. Highly recommended.
Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom by Dr. Christiane Northrup
This book is my bible for everything female health. It’s a massive book, but you don’t need to read it back to back to benefit from it. When I first got it, I started with the chapters that were most interesting to me - especially the ones on menstrual health and fertility. Later, I dove into the chapters about pregnancy and postpartum, and now I still pick up the book often if my health feels off. I truly wish every woman would have this book at home.
The Period Repair Manual by Lara Briden
This book isn’t just great for women going through infertility, but also for women struggling with period pains, heavy bleeding, PCOS and endometriosis. Lara Briden combines science with real life stories, and the result is a book that is easy to digest and that offers a wealth of solutions for women with hormone-related problems.
The Fifth Vital Sign by Lisa Hendrickson-Jack
Another book on period health, The Fifth Vital Sign talks about menstruation, natural solutions for hormone-related problems, contraception and conception. You might know her from the Fertility Friday Podcast, too.
Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life by Claudia Welch
A very interesting book on hormonal health from an Eastern perspective. Welch combines Chinese medicine with Ayurveda and adds Western perspectives, too. The result is an amazing book on how to balance hormones through nutrition, stress reduction and other practices. A beautiful book.
I’ll keep sharing new discoveries and old favorites in upcoming articles. Stay tuned!