Resources


Links and Resources

Ortho-Bionomy Society – SOBI

Midwifery Links

Citizens for Midwifery
California Association of Midwives
Midwives Alliance of North America
NorthAmerican Registry of Midwives
Midwifery Today

New Studies Confirm Safety of Home Birth With Midwives in the U.S.@ http://mana.org/index.php?q=blog/home-birth-safety-outcomes

http://bayareahomebirth.org/homebirth/evidence-resources

www.mothering.com
www.parents.berkeley.edu
www.childbirthconnection.org
www.homebirth.org.uk
www.calmbirth.org
Waterbirth Information
The Complete Mother: online magazine of pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding
ICAN: International Cesarean Awareness Network

Midwifery Articles

Lessons at Indian Hospital about Birth

Doctors Versus Midwives: The Birth Wars Rage On

Oxytocin: The Hormone of Peace and Trust

Naturalbirthandbabycare.com

For Low-Risk Women, Risk of Death May Be Higher for Babies Delivered by Cesarean

Resources from Citizens for Midwifery – The only national consumer-based group promoting the Midwives Model of Care!

Susun Weed’s Wise Woman Center – Herbal medicine and spirit healing for women looking for alternative health information and natural remedies for menopause, osteoporosis, pregnancy, fertility issues, and breast health. Plenty of articles, resources, and links. Information on Susun Weed’s workshops, intensives, apprenticeships, and correspondence courses. Includes a forum, e-zine and a virtual moon-lodge.

Ortho-Bionomy Links

Society of Ortho-Bionomy International

Optimal baby positioning

Spinning Babies: Easier childbirth through fetal positioning

Birth Supplies

Birth With Love (vitamin K – oral) 

CASCADE HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS

Radiant Belly

Doulas

Ilka Fanni

Yoga

annemariayoga.com  ~ Annemaria Rajala

Mondays 10-11.30a Namaste Berkeley
Sat 11.15-12.30p Namaste Rockridge

For Postnatal mom and baby,  at Then Comes Baby on Grand Ave in Oakland on Mondays 12.30-1.45p

Prenatal at Namaste  in the East Bay, three locations and  classes are currently at the Berkeley and Rockridge Studios

MELANIE GREENE@melyoga.com

Yogalayam – Saraswathi Devi  –   http://yogalayam.org/

Osteopaths

Dr.  Runa Basu DO (510) 771-3000, 1524 Fairview Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703

Dr Carmen Herring (510) 526-5256

Herbalist

Tap Root Medicine @ taproothttp://www.taprootmedicine.org/offerings/

Infant pro-biotics

Klaire Labs (infant formula probiotics ‘Ther-Biotics’) 

Birth prep and ripenin

Dr. Christopher's Birth Prep Formula Capsules

Interesting Breastfeeding websites, articles and videos

Biological Nurturing http://www.biologicalnurturing.com/index.html

DR. JACK NEWMAN: Newman breastfeeding clinic and Institute
Breastfeeding online with films
Newborn Nursery at Stanford School of Medicine
La Leche League

Placenta Medicine

Anna Hurty ~ http://birthgarden.com/placenta

Vitamins, Herbs and Nutritional Support

PHARMACA INTEGRATIVE PHARMACY 1744 Solano Ave, Albany
VITAMIN EXPRESS INC. 1400 Shattuck, Ste. 4, Berkeley, on Shattuck and Rose
LHASA KARNAK Herb Company (HERBS IN BULK) 2 locations on Telegraph and Shattuck, Berkeley
HARVEST HOUSE 2395 Monument Blvd. Concord, CA 94520

RAINBOW GROCERY Rainbow Grocery : A Worker Owned Cooperative (HERBS IN BULK) 1745 Folsom Street San Francisco, CA 94103  (415) 863-0620
FERMENTED COD LIVER OIL and X FACTOR HIGH VITAMIN BUTTER OIL (Blue Ice Fermented cod liver oil)

Online Advice & YouTube Videos –Nursing

Biological Nurturing: Laid Back breastfeeding  (Excellent)
http://www.breastcrawl.org
Hand expression and spoon feeding

kellymom.com
BREASTFEEDING INFO
Initiation of Breast Crawl
DR. GREENE ON WAITING BEFORE CLAMPING CORD

BIRTH FILMS!

Birth As We Know It   
Birthday   
 Birth into Being
VAGINAL CHILDBIRTH VIDEO ANIMATION
The Healing of Birth  
Birth in the Squatting Position
The business of Being Born: Journeying through pregnancy and Birth by Jennifer Houston
Orgasmic birth by Debra Pascali Bonaro
NAITRE ENCHANT’EE, a film by Magali Dieux (beautiful!)

Ultra Sound

East Bay Perinatal 

Lance Dursi

Norcal Imaging


Pediatricians

Janet Perlman/Katya Gerwein  (510) 452-5234

Robin Winokur (510) 652-172

Dr Amy Maidenberg at Sage Pediatrics  4329 Piedmont Ave Oakland, CA 94611 (will do home visits)

BERKELEY PEDIATRICS  (510) 848-2566
PEDIATRIC ALTERNATIVES – MARIN COUNTY  (510) 437-4778 Lindy Woodard, Stacia \
Dr. Gary Bean  2 locations (510) 530-5437
EAST BAY INTEGRATIVE PEDIATRICS  Deirdre Bernard-Pearl (510) 520-7337
Wolffe Nadoolman  (888) 254-3950 (will do home visits)
Dr. Stephen Kowaleski at Pediatric Medical Group | 2320 Woolsey Street in Berkeley

Acupuncture

BERKELEY ACUPUNCTURE PROJECT

Laaura Aguilar  Berkeley (Dwight/Shattuck) (510) 326-6725

Jamie Long (five elements, womens health)  5661 Keith Avenue, Oakland (510) 287-5732

Yume Takeuchi ~ L Ac acupuncturist and birth doulaacudoulayume@gmail.com 510-725-7555

MICHELLE BULLARD

DR. OU  Oakland/Grand area (510) 547-6798

MARTI LEE KENNEDY, L.Ac., OMD Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine : 2615 Ashby Ave. Berkeley  (510) 843-5000 Cell: (510) 813-9117

VBAC Information

Homeopathy Links

Directory of Bay Area Homeopaths

Local Low Cost & Free Homeopathic Clinics

Berkeley Institute of Homeopathy: Berkeley clinic

Homeopathy Kits for Families
1 800 Homeopathy (Family Kits & other products)
ABC Homeopathy (Homeopathic Remedies)
Affordable Homeopathy : Boiron Products
Scarlet Sage Herb Co. Home
Homeopathic Educational Services
Hahnemann Laboratories, Inc.
Pharmaceutical Drugs & Side Effects: Drugwatch.com

Postpartum Pelvic Physical Therapy & Massage

Dr. Elizabeth Miracle of Miracle Physical Therapy

Massage Therapists

Glow Massage and Birth Support  (760) 274-3936

Meadow Evans  greycranewoman@gmail.com  (510) 393-0929

Ultrasound Articles

Questions about Prenatal Ultrasound and the Alarming Increase in Autism: By Caroline Rodgers
Ultrasound can Affect Brain Development
Spectral characteristics of the sound generated by ultrasound imaging systems in the human body
Ultrasound Scans May Harm Unborn Babies: By Robert Uhlig, Technology Correspondent
Ultrasound in Obstetrics: A Question of Safety

Parenting and community group Support

Bay Are Homebirth Collective

Berkeley Parents Network

Bay Area Parent

Holistic Moms Network

TriValley Natural Families

Our Family Coalition – groups for queer parents

Attachment Parenting International

BirthWays

Bloom Retreat for Mothers

The Nurture Center

BANANAS (Oakland)  (510) 658-0381
PARENTAL STRESS HOTLINE  (510) 893-5444
ALL OUR FAMILIES (gay and lesbian family support)  (510) 681-1960
S.A.N.D. (support after neonatal death) (510) 204-1571


https://www.theecstore.com/
DIAPER FREE CHILD REARING
NATURALWISDOM.COM : diverse range of alternative ideas & diaper free info

Vaccination Information

the film: Vaccines Revealed

the film: Trace Amounts

the Film VAXX on Venemo

http://learntherisk.org

National Vaccine Information Center

Mothering.com Vaccination Discussions

Cooked Warm Food for Postpartum

THREE STONE HEARTH :: HOMESTYLE LOCALLY GROWN, delicious WARM FOOD
MEALTRAIN

Mama Tong’s (Chinese soups for mamas and families) http://mamatongsoup.com

Circumcision

NOCIRC- CIRCUMCISION INFORMATION  (415) 488-9883
DR. DEBRA WEISS-ISHAI, Mohel  510 589-8556
RABBI MOSH TRAGER, Mohel,  415 366-6757, RabbiTrager@comcast.net

Teratogens/Poisons

TERATOGENS and Pregnancy (800) 532-3749

Recommended Books

BIRTH, BREASTFEEDING & POSTNATAL
**INA MAY GASKIN’S GUIDE TO CHILDBIRTH by Ina May Gaskin
THE COMPLETE BOOK OF PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH (revised) by Sheila Kitzinger
BIRTHING FROM WITHIN by Pam England
AFTER THE BABYS BIRTH by Robin Lim
HEART AND HANDS By Elizabeth Davis revised
**BIRTH REBORN By Michele Odent Or any other books by Michel Odent!
BIRTH AND BREAST-FEEDING By Michele Odent
THE SCIENTIFICATION OF LOVE By Michele Odent
THE FUNCTIONS OF THE ORGASMS By Michele Odent
THE FARMER AND THE OBSTETRECIAN By Michele Odent
ORGASMIC BIRTH by Elizabeth Davis and Debra Pascali-Bonaro
BESTFEEDING By Renfrew, Fisher and Arms Breast feeding book!
INA MAY’S GUIDE TO BREAST FEEDING By Ina May Gaskin (Wonderful!)
BIRTH WITHOUT VIOLENCE By Frederick Leboyer
ACTIVE BIRTH By Janet Balaskas

Your Baby
The BABY SENSE SECRET by Magan Faur

YOUR AMAZING NEWBORN Marshall and Phyllis Klaus
YOUR AMAZING NEWBORN By Mary Kroeger
AFTER THE BABY’S BIRTH, A Woman’s Way to Wellness by Robin Lim
BIRTH MATTERS: A Midwifes Manifesta by Ina May Gaskin

Sexuality
THE MULTI-ORGASMIC COUPLE By Mantak Chia, Maneewan Chia, Douglas and Rachel Abrams
THE MULTI-ORGASMIC WOMAN By Mantak Chia and Rachel Carlton Abrqams
THE MULTI-ORGASMIC MAN By Mantak Chia and Douglas Abrams
HEALING LOVE THROUGH THE TAO –Cultivating Female Sexual Energy by Mantak Chia

Medicines
THE FAMILY GUIDE TO HOMEOPATHY by Alain Harvilleur, MD (good family reference book)
HOMEOPATHY FOR PREGNANCY BIRTH AND BABY’S FIRST YEAR by Miranda Castro
WISE WOMAN By Susun Weed
HEALING WISE By Susun Weed
SMART MEDICINE FOR A HEALTHIER KID good reference book!
PERSCRIPTION FOR NUTRITIONAL HEALING By Balch
THE FOURFOLD PATH TO HEALING by Thomas S Cowan MD

CIRCUMCISION: THE HIDDEN TRAUMA By Ronald Goldman

Food

The first forty Days – Heng Ou
Traditional Foods / Weston Price Nutritional Counseling
Natural Health information
**NOURISHING TRADITIONS BY SALLY FALLON
NOURISHING TRADITIONS FOR BABY AND CHILD CARE by Sally Fallon
EATING FOR TWO; Recipes for pregnant and Breastfeeding Women by Robin Lim
EAT FAT, LOSE FAT -Coconut diets by Dr. Mary Enig and Sally Falllon
THE BODY ECOLOGY DIET BY DONNA GATES
VEGETARIAN MOTHERS COOKBOOK-Whole foods to Nourish pregnant and breastfeeding women and their families by Cathy Olsen

Social Psychology
OUR BABIES, OURSELVES By Meredith F Small
WAKING THE TIGER, HEALING TRAUMA ,by Peter Levine
TRAUMA THROUGH A CHILDS EYE, by Peter Levine

For children
WELCOME WITH LOVE by Jean Overend
BABY COME OUT by Fran Manushkia

Misc
MAGICAL CHILD AND MAGICAL CHILD REVISITED By Joseph Chilton Pearce
EVOLUTIONS END By Joseph Chilton Pearce
CRACK IN THE COSMIC EGG By Joseph Chilton Pearce
WITCHES MIDWIVES AND NURSES: A HISTORY OF WOMEN HEALERS By Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English