BBN Book Lending Library 

The Bangalore Birth Network runs a book library – for those wishing to borrow books and CDs/DVDs related to pregnancy, birth and parenting. Please see the list of available titles at the bottom of this page.  The library also has a selection of related magazines and journals which visitors are welcome to browse through.

Book Library Guidelines

 - Membership is Rs 600 for six months or Rs 1000 for a year.  There are no limits on the books you can borrow as a member.

- You can borrow each book for four weeks, with an option to extend the loan period.  Please try to return each book you borrow on time as others may be waiting to read it.  If you don't return the book even after the library has sent a reminder, we will charge a late fee of Rs 100 per week.  

- We ask that you give a cheque deposit against each book.  Your cheque will be returned to you when you return the book, provided of course the book is returned is in good condition.

- The library is located in HSR Layout, Sector IV.  If you find it difficult to come to the library in person, and no one can come on your behalf, you could collect and/or return the book at a BBN event (please give enough notice for us to organise this).

- Where it is really not possible for the book to be picked up in person, we can courier it to you, and you can courier it back after reading it. This involves a lot of back and forth with cheques, though, so we try to avoid it.

- If there's a book that you'd like to see in the library (please check the list of current titles below first), you are welcome to make a request that the library get a copy, and if possible we will do so.

To become a member, and for any other enquiries, please contact Venetia Kotamraju at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Current Titles

Pregnancy and Birth

  1. What to Expect When You're Expecting – H.Merkoff, A.Eisenberg and S.Hathaway
  2. Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way – S. McCutcheon
  3. For a Blissful Baby: Healthy and Happy Pregnancy with Maharishi Vedic Medicine – K. Reddy, L Egenes and M.Mullins
  4. Birthing from Within: An Extra-ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation – P. England and R.Horowitz
  5. While Waiting – G. Verrilli and A-M Mueser
  6. The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth – S.Kitzinger
  7. Pregnancy, Childbirth and The Newborn: The Complete Guide – P.Simkin, J.Whalley and A.Keppler
  8. The Official Lamaze Guide: Giving Birth with Confidence – J.Lothian and C.DeVries
  9. A Simple Guide to Having A Baby – J.Whalley, P.Simkin, A.Keppler
  10. The Miraculous World of Your Unborn Baby: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your Pregnancy – N.Bradford
  11. Ayurvedic Garbha Samskar: The Art and Science of Pregnancy – B.Tambe
  12. A Doula Story: On The Front Lines of Teen Pregnancy (DVD)
  13. The Rough Guide to Pregnancy and Birth – K.Cooke
  14. Passport to A Healthy Pregnancy – G.Arjun
  15. The Mindful Way through Pregnancy: Meditation, Yoga and Journalling for Expectant Mothers – S.Piver
  16. Hypnobirthing: The Mongan Method: A Natural Approach to A Safe, Easier, More Comfortable Birthing – M.Mongan (includes CD)
  17. Garbha Samskar, Feminine Balance – B.Tambe (music CDs)
  18. The Gentle Birth Method – G.Motha


  1. What to Expect The First Year – H.Merkoff, A.Eisenberg and S.Hathaway
  2. Baby Signs: How to Talk with Your Baby Before Your Baby Can Talk – L. Acredolo and S. Goodwyn
  3. The Discipline Book: How to Have a Better-Behaved Child From Birth to Age Ten – W. and M. Sears
  4. Infant Massage: A Handbook for Loving Parents – V.McClure
  5. Diaper Free: The Gentle Wisdom of Natural Infant Hygiene – I. Bauer
  6. Your Amazing Newborn – M.H. Klaus and P.H.Klaus
  7. The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep through The Night – E.Pantley
  8. Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parent's Guide – A.J. Romm
  9. Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, Birth to Age 5: The Complete and Authoritative Guide – S. Shelov, R. Hannemann
  10. The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding: La Leche League International
  11. Dr R.K.Anand's Guide to Child Care – R.K. Anand
  12. Breastfeeding: A Parent's Guide – A.Spangler
  13. The Attachment Parenting Book: A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby – W. and M.Sears
  14. Guide to Baby Products (Consumer Reports Buying Guide) – S.Jones
  15. The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems (by Teaching You How to Ask The Right Questions) – T.Hogg and M.Blau
  16. Hello Baby – J.Overend
  17. How Children Learn – J.Holt
  18. How Childen Fail – J.Holt
  19. The Continuum Concept – J.Liedloff
  20. Baby-Led Weaning: The Essential Guide to Introducing Solids – G.Rapley and T.Murkett
  21. A Celebration of Babies – S.Emerson 


BBN Sling Library

The Bangalore Birth Network runs a sling library for those wishing to try out different slings, wraps and baby carriers for baby-wearing.  At the moment, we don't offer the slings on rent, but you are welcome to come and try on the various carriers.  The sling library is housed along with the book library.  You don't need to be a member to use the sling library nor is there any charge for this service, but you are of course welcome to make a donation.  Please do make a prior appointment before coming.

Available Slings

  1. Soul Sling
  2. Anmol Wrap
  3. JustLink Sling
  4. Moby Wrap
  5. Ergobaby Performance
  6. Bushbaby Premier Back Carrier