Links

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Natal Hypnotherapy Main Website http://www.natalhypnotherapy.co.uk/

Yogita London Pregnancy Yoga in Islington (Yogita also offers baby massage and mum & baby yoga) http://www.yogitalondon.co.uk/

Association for Improvement in maternity services (Great info on pregnancy and childbirth care and knowing your rights) http://www.aims.org.uk/

Independent Midwives UK http://www.independentmidwives.org.uk/

Maya Midwives (The wonderful midwives who supported me to have a breech birth at home) http://www.mayamidwives.co.uk/

Doula UK Website http://doula.org.uk/

A couple of lovely local doulas who helped me prepare for my second birth:

  • Carol Smith http://www.blissfulbeginnings.co.uk/
  • Maisie Hill http://www.maisiehill.com/                                                                             (Maisie also offers acupuncture, massage, reflexology, and placenta encapsulation)

Another fantastic local doula:

For all your baby sling needs: North London Sling Library   http://www.northlondonslings.co.uk/

Friendly breastfeeding support: https://www.laleche.org.uk/

Mother’s talking post-natal group with Naomi Stadlen:                                                                http://www.naomistadlen.com/mothers-talking.asp

And now for some interesting articles on induction, dates, the perineum, meconium, cord clamping, decision-making and life after baby :

http://www.sarawickham.com/articles-2/ten-things-i-wish-every-woman-knew-about-induction-of-labour-the-article/

http://thepeacefulbirthproject.org/2013/10/ancient-wisdom-and-research-agree-amazing-fruit-eases-labor-and-prevents-postpartum-hemorrhage/

http://42weeks.ie/2013/08/07/no-thank-you-a-guide-to-informed-decison-making/

http://wisewomanwayofbirth.com/midwifes-guide-to-an-intact-perineum/

http://midwifethinking.com/2010/10/09/the-curse-of-meconium-stained-liquor/

http://www.nurturingheartsbirthservices.com/blog/?p=1958

http://www.pregnantchicken.com/pregnant-chicken-blog/2010/5/4/what-you-need-to-know-about-newborns.html

 Recommended Reading books

For Birth:

  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
  • Effective Birth Preparation: Your Practical Guide to a Better Birth by Maggie Howell
  • Why Hypnobirthing Matters by Katrina Berry
  • Childbirth & The Future of Homo sapiens by Michel Odent

For Fathers-to-be:

  • Men, Love and Birth by Mark Harris

For Breastfeeding:

  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League

For Parenting/ Mothering:

  • What Mothers do by Naomi Stadlen
  • How Mothers Love by Naomi Stadlen