for Pre- & Perinatal Psychology and Health
- Research and insights on psychological issues relating
to Pre- and Perinatal Imprinting. Dr. Bruce Lipton brings
into light cellular consciousness and biological evolution.
science of innate intelligence/ Birth Psychology
- Research by
Dr. Bruce Lipton on the
impact of the environment to fetal development.
of the Womb - New - Dr. Michel Odent - Understanding the physiology of
birth. This website focuses on the life period with
the highest adaptability and vulnerability to environmental
factors - the period inside the womb.
works/Primal Health Research - Primal health
research includes all studies exploring correlations
between the primal period and health and behavior later
on in life. Michel Odent is familiarly known as the
French obstetrician who introduced in a state general
hospital - in the 1970s - the concepts of birthing pools
and home-like birthing rooms.
The primal period includes fetal life, perinatal period
and early infancy (from conception until the first birthday).
Health is how well the primal adaptive system works
(it is not the absence of disease). At the end of the
primal period we are in a basic state of health called
Study Shows Giving Birth at Home is Safe -
largest prospective study of planned home birth with
a direct-entry midwife shows that homebirth is as safe
as hospital birth for low risk women, yet carries a
much lower rate of medical interventions, including
"Outcomes of planned home births with certified
professional midwives: large prospective study in North
America." Kenneth C Johnson, senior epidemiologist,
Betty-Anne Daviss, project manager. BMJ 2005; 330:1416
(18 June). Published with the British Medical Journal
and on line at http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/330/7505/1416?ehom.
Wellness is a process - New -
Honoring the hear, soul, and spirit of our children,
our families, and our future. After more than three
decades of pioneering work in adults wellness, and giving
birth to a daughter, Siena, in 1993, Meryn and John
realized that the foundations of wellness are determined
by how we are conceived, born and nurtured as infants
and children. They found evidence – cross –
cultural, anthropological, and scientific – that
many popular parenting practices are based on myths
about the nature and needs of infants and children.
Practices based on these myths are the source of much
of the addiction, violence, chronic illness, and eco
– cide that are threatening the wellbeing of our
||On Pregnancy – Over the past decade, revolutionary discoveries in neuroscience and developmental psychology have shattered long-held misconceptions about fetal development.
On Birth – The same hospital that offers superb medical care to those who are ill almost inevitably provides an environment for childbirth that increases risks to babies’ and mothers health.
on Epidural - An article by Judith
P. Rooks, CNM, MPH, FACNM, originally published as "Epidural
analgesia as used during childbirth in the United States"
on Caesarian - New
- What you need to know on Caesarians, VBAC's,
The Future - Where our hearts knowing
meets the edge of science and ancient wisdom guides
our future. Birthing the Future's website is about our
current work about women giving birth, the human soul
coming into physical form, and how we must care for
each other at the beginning of life - with all of its
implications for maternity and newborn practices, parenting,
community, healing and spirituality. Find answers
Birth: what we know and Science proves.
- A Nonprofit Learning Design Center with Inspired Resources
& Tools For Parents, Educators, Caregivers &
Coaches. More has been discovered about child and human
development in the past fifty years than in all of human
history. The challenge is not to discover new information.
It is to reach out and share this vast body of insight
with today's parents, educators, caregivers and coaches,
and to do this in ways that support, inform and inspire.
Subjects include brain development, prenatal consciousness,
the nature of intelligence, nonviolent communication,
adoption, the ecology of children and nature, the biology
of nurturing, birth, bonding, original play, peak performance
Alliance for Transforming the Lives of Children
- We champion a culture of compassionate individuals,
families, and communities who have fun with, learn from,
and responsively and lovingly interact with children.
We accomplish this by providing guidance about consciously
conceiving, birthing, and nurturing children. At the
heart of aTLC are our Proclamation
and evidence-linked Blueprint
of Principles and Actions. These documents
synthesize age-old wisdom and leading scientific research
supporting optimal human development for preconception
through early childhood.
Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative -
The First Consensus Initiative of the Coalition for
Improving Maternity Services (CIMS), is a coalition
of individuals and national organizations with concern
for the care and well-being of mothers-, babies-, and
families. Their mission is to promote a wellness model
of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and
substantially reduce costs.
Parenting on CBS - by Neonatologist
Dr. Frederick Wirth. On Parenting before birth.
His book examines how parents-to-be can parent their
baby and take care of him/her emotionally before he/she's
even born. Concept of actively parenting, with forethought
and directed attention to your unborn child.
and Emotional Trauma: Trauma, Brain and
Relationship: free on-line video for helping children
heal, sponsored by Santa
Barbara Graduate Institute Center for Clinical Studies
and Research and L.A. County Early Identification
and Intervention Group.
Davis-Floyd - New
- Articles on Childbirth, Obstetrics and Midwifery.
by Elena Tonetti-Vladimirova - New
- We are dedicated to providing people with information
and service for a Conscious approach to Birth, enabling
every person the ability to achieve the most in life.
Babies Want - New
- An Exploration of the Consciousness of Infants.
Ecstatic of Birth - is a virtual pregnancy
and childbirth education center where you can learn
how to use the creative power of pregnancy and birth.
Waterbirth International - understanding
gentle birth choice of laboring and giving birth in
La Leche League International -
info on Breastfeeding.
- The Circumcision Resource Center is a nonprofit educational
organization with the purpose of informing the public
and professionals about the practice of circumcision.
Their mission is to raise awareness and facilitate healing.
On Vaccination - New
- The Parents' Concise Guide to Childhood Vaccinations
- From Newborns to Teens Practical Medical and Natural
Ways to Protect Your Child - by Lauren Feder, M.D.
- New - The National Vaccine
Information Center (NVIC) is a national, non-profit
organization dedicated to preventing vaccine injuries
and deaths through public education and defending the
right to informed consent to vaccination. (More
- offers a radically new approach to bringing up children,
wherein all forms of punishment are dispensed with,
and replaced with the same civil and courteous behavior
afforded associates and friends.
It's author, Norm Lee, calls it 'The New Non-Punitive
Parenting Paradigm', (NN-PPP) It is founded on fundamental
respect for children as thinking and feeling human beings
with full membership in the family.
- New - Magazine originally
called Byronchild. Their articles are drawn from an
internationally diverse team of writers and professionals
on the front lines of their fields, exploring issues
that impact our children, families and planet, ranging
from education, natural birth, optimal child development,
medicine, psychology, healing, spirituality, politics,
relationships, family dynamics, natural parenting and
global and environmental issues.
- Dr. Michel Odent - New
Informacion sobre el nacimiento en espanol. La Editorial
OB STARE se fundó a comienzos del año
2001 con el objetivo de publicar una revista trimestral
sobre Embarazo, Parto y Crianza dirigida a profesionales,
mujeres y hombres interesados en la conciencia de la
creación y desarrollo de la Vida.
Fathers-To-Be supports expectant and new dads through
reinforcing their relationship with themselves, their
their babies, and the healthcare professionals caring
for the family.
DVDs of Interest - New
The Business of Being Born
Compelled to explore the subject after the delivery
of her first child, actress Ricki Lake recruits filmmaker
Abby Epstein to question the way American women have
babies.The film interlaces intimate birth stories with
surprising historical, political and scientific insights
and shocking statistics about the current maternity
care system. Should most births be viewed as a natural
life process, or should every delivery be treated as
a potentially catastrophic medical emergency? Trailer
Birth: It is all about perception...Listen
to Dr. Christiane Northrup, MD in the trailer
on ABC News 20/20
Joyous, sensuous and revolutionary, Orgasmic Birth
brings the ultimate challenge to our cultural myths
by inviting viewers to see the emotional, spiritual,
and physical heights attainable through birth. Witness
the passion as birth is revealed as an integral part
of woman's sexuality and a neglected human right. With
commentary by Christiane Northrup, MD, and midwives
Ina May Gaskin, Elizabeth Davis and other experts in
the field . . . and stunning moments of women in the
ecstatic release of childbirth. Trailer
on ABC News 20/20
Sky Movement Resources
Unfolding Body: Resources for Yoga, Movement and Meditation
A unique Pre and Postnatal training for whole bodied
birthing, whole hearted parenting. by Deborah Raoult's
whose work has been developed through twenty-five years
of experience with pregnant women.
Bridge - Pre-natal Yoga
Classes with Gurmuck in Los Angeles.
Santa Monica Yoga
- Pre-natal and Baby and Me classes.
- NAISSANCE on Melrose
New - on Melrose Avenue.
Angeles Babyzone - Online guide to local
pregnancy and parenting resources. Also offers an online
calendar of child friendly events for families throughout
greater Los Angeles and Orange County.