The Best Books in Women's Health: My Top 10 Favorite Women’s Wellness Book Recommendations

The Best Books In Women's Health: My Favorite Feminine Wellness Books of All Time

An inspirational read can be the positive motivation you need to activate your health and wellness journey.

With a glut of fad health books and celebrity authors taking up most of the real estate in the health section of bookstores today, it can be hard to find the right book that speaks uniquely to you.

Over the 20+ years that I’ve been studying women’s health, I’ve read hundreds of books on the subject, and here are my top 10 favorite books in women’s wellness to recommend.

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My Top 10 Women’s Health Books

Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom by Christiane Northrup, M.D.

Dr. Christiane Northrup’s books are all wonderful resources.

Her book Women’s Health, Women’s Wellness is a classic, and one of the best books for getting started learning about holistic women’s health in all cycles of life.

Make sure you read the new fully revised edition from 2010, that I link to below and has the cover photo seen here, which is updated with new research and current information.

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Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing


Women Healers of the World by Holly Bellebuono

A gorgeous book by herbalist Holly Bellebuono filled with recipes, wisdom, plant-based healing traditions, and featuring women healers from around the world.

Discover the stories of women healers and global herbal medicine traditions.

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Women Healers of the World: The Traditions, History, and Geography of Herbal Medicine


Women as Healer by Jeanne Achterberg

This is an amazing book that covers the history of women healers from Paleolithic times to modern day, from priestesses, midwives, herbalists, doctors, nurses, and more. From how women healers were once celebrated, through the persecution of women healers in the Burning Times, to the rise of nursing, modern midwifery, and female physicians today.

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Women As Healer


The Woman in the Shaman’s Body by Barbara Tedlock

This is a wonderful book that makes details the rich history of women in shamanism, and the shamanic power and teachings of pregnancy, birth, sexuality, and healing.

She shares about the ancient roots of the female shaman in medicine and spiritual traditions around the world, and how women were not only shamans but were the first shamans.

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The Woman in the Shaman’s Body: Reclaiming the Feminine in Religion and Medicine


Herbal Healing for Women by Rosemary Gladstar

This is a wonderful book on herbal health for every stage of a women’s life from renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar.

Filled with herbal wisdom, recipes, and guidance for the full spectrum of women’s cycles and easy to learn tips for making your own home remedies.

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Herbal Healing for Women


Sacred Woman by Queen Afua

Queen Afua’s book Sacred Woman is a deep dive into holistic health for women and their wombs with comprehensive lifestyle recommendations.

She advocates for herbal healing, cleansing, plant-based diets, movement, and spiritual rituals for health and wellness.

This book is a treasure filled with Afrocentic healing wisdom for women.

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Sacred Women: A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind and Spirit


Women’s Anatomy of Arousal by Sheri Winston

This is an empowering book on women’s sexuality to help you to get to know and love your body better, and discover new orgasmic possibilities.

Sheri Winston is a nurse-midwife, massage therapist, and has created a unique approach to sexual health education called Wholistic Sexuality.

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Women’s Anatomy of Arousal: Secret Maps to Buried Pleasure


4 Seasons in 4 Weeks by Suzanne Mathis McQueen

Discover the ancient wisdom of the menstrual cycle through this gorgeous book that explores the symbolic resonance of women’s fertility through the rhythms of the Sun and Moon.

Connect deeper with the power of your cycles through a mythological journey into the wisdom of women’s fertile nature.

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4 Seasons in 4 Weeks: Awakening the Power, Wisdom, and Beauty in Every Woman’s Nature


Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler

This is a must-read book on how to plan for or prevent pregnancy naturally.

Toni Weschler has created the ultimate guide to the Fertility Awareness Method with extensive information to help women become confident in charting their menstrual cycles, identifying the times in the cycle when one is fertile, and helping to understand why one’s cycle may be irregular and how to regulate it.

Highly recommended resource for all interested in natural pregnancy prevention or conception.

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Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health


Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering by Sarah J. Buckley, MD

This is the book that I recommend the most to pregnant and expecting parents today.

Dr. Sarah Buckley bridges the science and art of birthing in her fascinating book that demonstrates the wisdom of natural, instinctive, and physiological pregnancy and birth today.

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Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor’s Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices

My favorite books in women's health and holistic wellness today.

There are many wonderful holistic women’s wellness books out there!

These are the top 10 that I love to recommend for on the history of women healer’s, holistic and integrative health for women, fertility, menstruation, pregnancy, sexuality, herbalism, and spiritual healing.

Stay tuned for more book reviews and recommendations as I share more of my favorite books for these topics and more in upcoming blog posts!

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