holistic midwifery care

trust in bodies    trust in babies    trust in birth

Suggested Links

Massachusetts Birth Connection

Massachusetts Midwives Alliance

Midwives Alliance of North America

Citizens For Midwifery

Normal Birth

Joyous Birth- Australian Homebirth Network

Birth Arts International

BrewerDiet

Wise Woman Herbal

Childbearing Year

VBAC

International Cesarean Awareness Network

La Leche League International

breastfeeding online

Kelly Mom

Mothering Magazine

ABC Homeopathy

Homeopathic Educational Services

NOCIRC

US Cener for Disease Control

State laws about vaccination

National Vaccine Information Center

Vaccination Risk Awareness Network

Vaccine Ingredients

Vaccine Ingredients

Attachment Parenting

Natural Child

Natural Family

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

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~ 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

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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

The other Side of the Glass

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