Pregnancy & Birth

Here are resources I have discovered to empower you to have a positive pregnancy and birth experience. When pregnancy and birth are treated with utmost compassion and respect, then the whole family can be transformed.

Websites:

http://www.kidsinthehouse.com/pregnancy

http://www.positivebirthmovement.org/what-is-positive-birth.html

http://www.askdrsears.com/

http://kindredmedia.org/

http://theconsciousbaby.com/

http://peacefulparent.com/

https://birthpsychology.com/content/what-apppah

http://codenamemama.com/

http://www.llli.org/

https://birthingbetter.org/

http://www.newbornmothers.com/blog/

http://www.greatfathers.org.nz/greatfathers/

http://americanpregnancy.org/first-year-of-life/postpartum-massage/

Books:

Pregnancy

Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent by Meredith Small

The Ultimate Childbirth Course video series http://www.happyhealthychild.com/

Well Adjusted Babies — Your Complete Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, Babies & Beyond by Jennifer Barham-Floreani http://welladjusted.me/usa/our-products/books/well-adjusted-babies

 Labor & Birth

Easing Labor Pain The Complete Guide to a More Comfortable and Rewarding Birth by  Adrienne B. Lieberman

 Birthing From Within By Pam England http://www.birthingfromwithin.com/

Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth By Ina May http://www.inamay.com/books

Birth without Violence by Frédérick Leboyer http://www.amazon.com/Birth-without-Violence-Fr%C3%A9d%C3%A9rick-Leboyer/dp/1594772975

Baby

Dance with me in the Heart by Pennie Brownlee  http://www.akobooks.co.nz/shop/Parenting/Dance+with+me+in+the+Heart.html

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by Diane Wiessinger   http://www.llli.org/thewomanlyartofbreastfeeding/

Touchpoints-Birth to Three by T. Berry Brazelton, Joshua D. Sparrow   http://www.brazeltontouchpoints.org/media/books/

Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain By Sue Gerhardt  http://www.amazon.com/Why-Love-Matters-Affection-Shapes/dp/1583918175

The Aware Baby By Aletha Jauch Solter http://www.awareparenting.com/

Bringing Baby Home workshops by John Gottman http://www.gottman.com/about-the-bringing-baby-home-program/

Becoming Us workshops by Elly Taylor                                                    https://ellytaylor.com/blog/

Dear Parent: Caring for Infants With Respect  By Magda Gerber http://www.rie.org/product/dear-parent/

Ten Things Every Child Needs For the Best Start In Life! (2004) http://www.amazon.com/Things-Every-Child-Needs-Start/dp/B0002ZYDW4

Let the Baby Drive: Navigating the Road of New Motherhood by Lu Hanessian 

http://naturalparentsnetwork.com/mothering-newborn-period/

This list is not exhaustive and what works for some will not work for everyone. I believe there are many ways to the same end point (equifinality) so there really is no wrong or right way. What matters most is being able to tune into your heart amongst all the noise of other’s opinions, to follow your light, having an open mind, and that you make well-informed decisions that best meets your needs in compassionate and respectful ways. It’s how you do it and not specifically what you do. Trust yourself.

 Disclaimer

Positive Reframe shares resources with the intent of the positive progression of informed decision making related to issues associated with emotional, relational, physical and spiritual wellness. While I share personal and professional perspectives, my writings reflect my personal opinion and not intended to substitute professional advice, diagnosis, and treatment. The online medium does not lend itself to the level of detail and rapport building required for thorough assessment and therapeutic intervention. Thus the content shared on this page is for informational purposes only. To make well-informed decisions that best meet your family’s unique needs, I highly recommend exploring and researching available options, consulting primary health care providers, engaging in respectful dialogue with friends and family as well as seek referrals from a trusted source for professional counseling. I am licensed to provide Marriage and Family Therapy in the state Illinois, USA

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