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PCN Guide – Super Amazing Resource for Pregnancy

So, we use Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn as one of the main books studying to be a childbirth educator for ICEA. It’s probably the only book you’ll need during your pregnancy – it covers it all.  Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth & Spiritual…

Movies on Childbirth

What to do while staying in on weekends to prepare for baby?  Watch some birth movies (check Netflix if you have a subscription, Apple TV, Amazon or movie website)! Check out links below for more options; I’m only listing those that I’ve seen: Business of Being…

Childbirth Professionals to Know

In no particular order: Grantly Dick-Read (1/26/1980- 6/11/1959)– British OB and early advocate of natural childbirth.  Author of Childbirth Without Fear, first published in 1942 and an international bestseller. Ina May Gaskin – “mother of authentic midwifery” and founder of the Farm Midwifery Center…

Birth Affirmations

Positive Affirmations for Birth – Indigo Midwifery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSXc-a_AH2k Repeat the affirmation to yourself, either out loud or in your head. The more you practice, the more you will get out of it! Now, find a comfortable position, take some deep breathes and… Relax…

Checklist of Comfort Measures for Labor – DONA

This checklist is from DONA International.  When meeting with your doula prior to birth, check off all the things that you think might help you during labor…

Websites to Visit

Spinning Babies – fetal positioning for pregnancy and birth KellyMom – everything you want to know about breastfeeding Dr. Sears – Pediatrician, author of 30+ parenting books; has topics A-Z BabyWearing International – local chapters that have meetups of baby wearing community; they usually have a bunch for you…

ABC’s of What To Do/ Kid’s Activities

A- Arrange toys or stuffed animals.  Add blocks together. B- Bath.  Bake. Bubbles.  Baby Sign Language.  Baby Massage.  Ball – basketball, bouncy ball, baseball.  Build with blocks.  Bouncing on Yogi. Bike.  Board Game. C- Color.  Collect things around the house (colors, coins).  Clean.  Cook with parent or guardian or pretend…

Books on Childbirth, Pregnancy, & Parenting

Finished: 1. Bountiful Beautiful Blissful 2. Sacred Pregnancy 3. Mother Rising 4. Wonder Weeks 5. Lockdown: An American Girls Guide to Chinese Postpartum Recovery 6. How to Raise an Amazing Child: The Montessori Way   7. Birth Without Violence  8. The No Cry Sleep Solution  9. Spinning Babies – Belly Mapping Workbook…