Prenatal Resources

PRENATAL/POSTNATAL READING LIST

  • Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, and Spiritual Midwifery, by Ina May Gaskin*
  • Spiritual Midwifery, by Ina May Gaskin*
  • Birth Matters, by Ina May Gaskin*
  • Having a Baby, Naturally, by Peggy O'Mara
  • The Birth Partner, by Penny Simkin
  • The Baby Catcher, by Peggy Vincent
  • The Woman's Book of Yoga and Health, by Patricia Walden and Linda Sparrowe
  • Hypnobirthing, by Marie Mongan
  • Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful, by Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa
  • Yoga For Pregnancy, by Sandra Jordan
  • Mothering the Mother, by Klaus, et al.
  • Active Birth, by Janet Balaskas
  • Yoga: A Gem for Women, by Geeta Iyengar
  • The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth, by Henci Goer
  • Birthing From Within, by Pam England
  • The Complete Book of Pregnancy & Childbirth, by Sheila Kitzinger
  • Conception, Pregnancy and Birth, by Dr. Miriam Stoppard
  • Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering, by Sarah J. Buckley
  • A Holistic Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth, by Deepak Chopra, David Simon and Vicki Abrams
  • The Complete Organic Pregnancy, by Dierdre Dolan and Alexandra Zissu
  • Husband-Coached Childbirth, by Robert A Bradley*
  • Calm Birth: New Method for Conscious Childbirth, by Robert Newman and David Chamberlain*

*These books are extremely pro-natural childbirth. If you are interested in learning about or having a natural childbirth, these books are invaluable. Puma Yoga advocates for pregnant women to understand all of their options and to make an educated choice when deciding to have a natural or conventional childbirth. We in no way would want any woman to ever feel judged or inferior for their decision.

PRENATAL/POSTNATAL VIDEOS

  • Yoga for Pregnancy, Labor and Birth, by Colette Crawford (can be ordered from Seattle Holistic Center)
  • Prenatal Yoga, by Shiva Rae

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Help Me Grow
There are resource links on this website for:

Planned Parenthood

Childbirth Connection

The Cord Blood Center

Cord Blood Banking

Acupuncture Caruso Acupuncture
Austin Homrighaus East Side West Side
Chiropractic Westlake Chiropractic
Norris Family Chiropractic
Midwifery Westshore Midwifery Associates
Neighborhood Family Practice
Doulas Sunday Tortelli
Rae Schmidt
The Doula Network of Northeast Ohio
Massage, Reflexology, Reiki Maria ‘Puma’ Perme