Holistic pregnancy & birth resources

Planning to conceive? Or maybe you just discovered that you’re expecting. Whatever your situation is it’s best to be informed. There’s LOTS of great stuff out here to help prepare us. Dvds, books. It’s easy to get overwhelmed so I asked some parents for their all-time favourites. Here’s what they told me:

The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancy – K.Seals-Allers

Mama Glow: A Hip Guide to Your Fabulous Abundant Pregnancy – L.Thomas

HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method – M.Mongan

Husband-Coached Childbirth – R.Bradley

Vaccines are Dangerous:  A Warning to the Black Community – C.Cost

Having a Baby, Naturally -P.O’Mara

Mama’s Little Baby: The Black Woman’s Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby’s First Year – D.Brown

Birthing from Within – P.England

The Waterbirth Book – J.Balaskas

The Expectant Father – A.Brott

Holistic Pregnancy from the Pan-Afrikan Perspective – I.Raet

Diaper Free: The Gentle Wisdom of Natural Infant Hygiene – I.Bauer

Like A Natural Woman: The Black Woman’s Guide to Alternative Healing – Z.Kashef

Welcoming Spirit Home – S.Some’

Pride & Joy – J.Robinson

The Black Woman’s Guide to Breastfeeding – K.Barber

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way – S.McCutcheon

Homeopathy for Pregnancy, Birth, and Baby’s First Year – M.Castro

Yoga: For Easier Pregnancy and Natural Child Birth – A.Anan

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth – H.Goer

Gentle Birth Choices – B.Harper  (dvd is included)

The Everything Vegan Pregnancy Book – R.Mangels

Maternal Fitness – J.Tupler

Vegetarian Pregnancy – H.Roberts

Water Birth       A film about water births

Laboring Under an Illusion     A hilarious film to set you free from TV/movie-generated fears and myths

http://doulafilm.com/        Film about the role of doulas

http://www.birthasweknowit.com       Film that focuses on conscious conception, pregnancy & birth

http://www.guerrillamidwife.com       Film that discusses why guerilla midwives exist and more

http://birthstorymovie.com/the-film/       Film about Ina May Gaskin and The Farm midwives

http://www.whatbabieswant.com       Film that explores the consciousness of infants

http://www.abreechinthesystem.com/    Film about a woman who has a breech birth in a hospital

http://www.orgasmicbirth.com      Documentary that reveals that emotional, spiritual and physical heights attainable through birth.              An award-winning documentary revealing the emotional, spiritual, and physical heights attainable through birth.   An award-winning documentary revealing the emotional, spiritual, and physical heights attainable  http://www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com      Watch both films if you can.

http://www.ictcmidwives.org/ReadingList.pdf        A top-notch list from ICTC

http://www.mamaglow.com        Holistic products for parents and children

http://www.pennysimkin.com      Penny Simkin’s books are ON!  “The Birth Partner” is a favourite for many.

http://inamay.com/books      Books by Ina May Gaskin. If you only get to read one book check out “Spiritual Midwifery.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VcWjrS_P4E   5 Things brothas can do to support their pregnant partners

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