holistic midwifery care - trust in bodies    trust in babies    trust in birth
Suggested Links
 
Massachusetts Birth Connection                            http://www.massbirth.com/     
 
Massachusetts Midwives Alliance                           www.massmidwives.org
 
Midwives Alliance of North America                        www.mana.org
 
Citizens For Midwifery                                          www.cfmidwifery.org
 
Normal Birth                                                      www.normalbirth.org
 
Joyous Birth-   Australian Homebirth Network        http://www.joyousbirth.info/
 
Birth Arts International                                                         www.birtharts.com
 
BrewerDiet                                                http://www.drbrewerpregnancydiet.com/index.html
 
Wise Woman Herbal                                          www.wisewomanweb.com
 
Childbearing Year                                             www.childbearing-year.com 
 
VBAC                                                               www.VBAC.com
 
International Cesarean Awareness Network         http://www.ican-online.org
 
La Leche League International                            www.llli.org
 
breastfeeding online                                         www.breastfeedingonline.com
 
Kelly Mom                                                                                    www.kellymom.com                     
 
Mothering Magazine                                         www.mothering.com
 
ABC Homeopathy                                              www.abchomeopathy.com
 
Homeopathic Educational Services                      www.homeopathic.com
 
NOCIRC                                                         www.nocirc.org   
US Cener for Disease Control                                          www.http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/
 
State laws about vaccination                            htttp://www.909shot.com
 
National Vaccine Information Center                  www.nvic.com
 
Vaccination Risk Awareness Network                  www.vran.org
 
Vaccine Ingredients                                          http://www.knowvaccines.com
 
Vaccine Ingredients                                                              http://www.informedchoice.info/coctail.html
 
Dr. Mercola                                                                                  www.mercola.com
 
Attachment Parenting                                      www.attachmentparenting.org
 
Natural Child                                                   www.naturalchild.org
 
Natural Family                                                 www.naturalfamilyonline.com
 
 
 
Suggested Reading
 
 ~ Women's Health
Woman:  An Intimate Geography                                            Natalie Angier
Blood and Roses                                                                 Judy Gahn
Our Bodies, Ourselves  (all of them!)                                      Boston Women's Health Collective
Ancient Healing for Modern Women                                         Xiaolan Zhao
Fertility Signals                                                                   Merryl Winstein
Taking Charge of Your Fertility                                              Toni Weschler
 
 ~ Pregnancy & Childbirth
Lying-In, A History of Childbirth in America                               Richard W. Wertz & Dorothy C. Wertz
 
Born in the USA                                                                    Marsden Wagner
 
Pushed                                                                               Jennifer Block
 
Misconceptions                                                                     Naomi Wolf
 
The Thinking Woman's Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth              Henci Goer
 
Gentle Birth Choices                                                               Barbara Harper
 
Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering                                                  Sarah J. Buckley
 
Birth Without Violence                                                            Frederick Leboyer
 
Instinctive Birthing                                                                                    Val Clarke
 
Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives                                          Deepak Chopra, M.D.
 
Mind Over Labor                                                                     Carl Jones
 
Calm Birth                                                                             Robert Bruce Newman
 
Spiritual Midwifery,  Ina May's Guide to Childbirth 
Birth Matters                                                                        Ina May Gaskin
 
Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful:  Experience the Natural Power
of Pregnancy and Birth with Kundalini Yoga and Meditation          Gurmuk Kaur Khalsa
 
Active Birth  &  Yoga for Pregnancy                                           Janet Balaskas
 
Essential Excercises for the Childbearing                                    Elizabeth Noble
 
The Woman's Comfort Book in Pregnancy                                  Jennifer Louden
 
Silent Knife                                                                                              Nancy Wainer Cohen
 
Open Season                                                                                           Nancy Wainer Cohen
 
Birthing From Within                                                              Pam England & Rob Horowitz
 
Birth Reborn                                                                         Michel Odent
 
The Birth Partner                                                                   Penny Simkin
 
The Natural Pregnancy Book                                                                 Aviva Jill Romm
 
Sit Up and Take Notice                                                            Pauline Scott
 
Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year                              Susan Weed
 
Birthing the Easy Way                                                                                Sheila Stubbs
 
 
 ~ Postpartum & Breastfeeding
After the Baby's Birth:A Woman's Way to Wellness:                            Robin Lim
                                 
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding                                             LaLeche League International
 
The Nursing Mother's Companion                                                Kathleen Huggins
 
 
 ~ Early Childhood
Child Health Guide:  Holistic Pediatrics for Parents                        Randall Neustaedter
 
Homeopathy for Pregnancy, Birth, and Your Baby's First Year         Miranda Castro
 
Homeopathic Medicine for Children and Infants                            Dana Ullman
 
Dr. Paula's Housecalls to Your Newborn                                       Paula Elbirt
 
The Baby Book                                                                      William and Martha Sears
 
The Magical Child                                                                    Joseph Chilton Pearce
 
You are Your Child's First Teacher (Early Years)                           Rahima Baldwin
 
Natural Childhood:  The First Practical and Holistic Guidefor Parents of the Developing   John Thomson                                                 
 
Unconditional Parenting:  Moving from Rewards & Punishments to Love and Reason         Alfie Kohn  
The Other Baby Book                                                                                Megan McCrory Massaro & Miriam J Katz
 
Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child                                                           Janet Zand, MD
 
Natural Baby & Childcare:  Practical Advise and Holistic Wisdom for Raising Healthy Children           Lauren Feder, MD
 
Vaccinations:  A thoughtful Parent's Guide:  How to make Safe, Sensible Decisions about the Risks,
 Benefits and Alternatives                                                                                                                Aviva Jill Romm
    
 
 
 
 
 
 Suggested Films
 
Amazing talents of the newborn
Birth   Gloria Lemay
Birth Day
Birth As We Know It
Bonded Beginnings:  Creating an Extrodinary Family
Born in Water:  A Sacred Journey
The Business of Being Born
Epic Women-  DVD Slideshow
The Greater Good
Orgasmic Birth
Prenatal Yoga with Sarah Longacre
Real Birth Stories
reducinginfantmortality
Secrets of happy babies:  nature's superb design for the family
What Babies Want
 
        
 Being Born is Important
Being born is important
You who have stood at the bedposts
and seen a mother on her high harvest day,
the day of the most golden of harvest moons
for her
 
You who have seen the new wet child
Dried behind the ears,
 Swaddled in soft fresh garments,
pursing its lips and seeing a groping mouth
toward nipples where the white milk is ready
You who have seen this love's payday
of wild toiling and sweet agonizing.
 
You know being born is important
You know that nothing else was ever so
important to you.
 
You understand that the payday of love is so
old,
so involved, so traced with the circles of the
moon,
So cunning with the secrets of the salts of
the blood,
It must be older than the moon, older than
the salt.
 
 
                                                    Carl Sandburg