Pregnancy Resources

Books

The Down to Earth Birth Book, by Jenny Blyth                  http://birthwork.com/

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering by Sarah J Buckley  https://sarahbuckley.com/

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, Ina May Gaskin                  http://inamay.com/

Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding,Ina May Gaskin   http://inamay.com/

Spiritual Midwifery, Ina May Gaskin                          http://inamay.com/

Birth in Focus – Stories and photos to inform, educate and inspire, Becky Reed Birth in Focus – available on Amazon

A Modern Woman’s Guide to a Natural Empowering Birth, Katrina Zaslavsky  https://www.birthgoddess.com.au/ 

An Easier Childbirth: A Mother’s Guide to Birthing Normally, Gayle Peterson An Easier Childbirth – available on Amazon

Making Informed Decisions on Childbirth, Sofie Vantiers, PhD.  Making Informed Decisions on Childbirth – available on Amazon

Sweet Surrender: celebrating pregnancy and birth, Karen Buckley and Gabbi Lancaster  Sweet Surrender – available on Amazon (Kindle only)

Find Your Birth Joy: How to release fear, prepare your mind, and find support for a natural childbirth, Sarah Showalter-Feuillette  Find Your Birth Joy – available on Amazon

Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying, and Pleasurable Birth Experience, Elizabeth Davis and Debra Pascali-Bonaro  www.orgasmicbirth.com

Birthing Freedom: How I Learned to Relax + Have a Baby (After the Nightmare “Natural” Birth of my Firstborn), Amanda Grace Harrison  Birthing Freedom – available on Amazon 

the first forty days – the first forty days – available on Amazon

the fourth trimester – the fourth trimester – available on Amazon

Kindle / Podcast

Fear Free Childbirth: Your Guide to a Stress-Free Pregnancy and a Fear-Free Childbirth  Alexia Leachman https://www.fearfreechildbirth.com/podcast-2/

Videos

The Big Stretch, Jenny Blythe    http://birthwork.com/ & www.worldbirthhub.com

The Big Stretch Sequel, Jenny Blythe  http://birthwork.com/ &   www.worldbirthhub.com

Orgasmic Birth: The Best Kept Secret, Debra Pascali-Bonaro https://www.orgasmicbirth.com/

How to Have an Ecstatic Birth: Changing the Paradigm (YouTube), Sheila Kamara Hay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_qABEEFH_s&t=366s

Birth Story, Ina May Gaskin                                      http://inamay.com/

Online Resources

Easy Childbirth with Optimal Fetal Positioning – www.spinningbabies.com 

Books, video, workshops to empower women and birth-workers   http://birthwork.com/

Empowering Women for a Positive Birth and Beyond   https://www.birthgoddess.com.au/ 

Fear Free Childbirth – Free podcast and E-Book – https://www.fearfreechildbirth.com/

Pregnancy Massage, Essential Oils – http://www.pregnancymassageaustralia.com.au/ 

International Birth Resources and Films exploring birth stories – www.worldbirthhub.com

Hypnobirthing – Australia’s Premiem HypnoBirthing Course

Sunshine Coast Complementary Pregnancy Practitioners

Acupuncture

Nadja’s Family Acupuncture – http://nadjasfamilyacupuncture.com/

Patricia Kowal – http://www.patriciakowal.com.au/

Breastfeeding

Meg Nagle – https://www.facebook.com/themilkmeg/

Jodi Atkinson – Flourish Mums & Bubs – Positive Breastfeeding / Early Parenting Preparation Workshop

Birth Support – Pernille Powel – https://www.birthconnection.com.au/

Pregnancy Yoga, Calm Birth Classes – Karen Schlegeris – http://www.fitforbirth.com.au/

Hypnobirthing, Pregnancy Yoga, Fertile Body Therapy – Alecia Staines –https://www.aleciastaines.com.au/

Naturopath, Nutritionist, yoga teacher specializing in pregnancy, post-natal and children’s health – Talita Sheedy – Lahlita Natural Medicine

Midwife – Sylvia Jenkin – http://www.sunshinemidwife.com.au/

Doulas

Jodi Atkinson – Flourish Mum’s & Bubs

Deborah Easthope – Birds, Bees & Bubbas

Placenta Encapsulation – Natalie at Placenta Vitality