Recommended Websites, Books, Documentary's/Movies for Pregnancy and Parenting
Websites for Pregnancy, Labour & Birth
Hypnobirthing Australia website - Great collection of Birth Stories, Birth Videos, Latest Articles and Evidence, Blog Posts, Shop to download additional hypnobirthing and self-hypnosis MP3 practice tracks.
Women’s and Children’s Health Network – pregnancy and birth information.
Spinning Babies - Spinning Babies is a globally recognised organisation for optimal position of babies for birth. Integrating art and science of birth to give mothers a smoother birthing experience by using balance, gravity and movement of a woman’s anatomy to bring baby to an ideal position.
Also check out Spinning Babies Daily Exercises for pregnancy.
World Health Organisation new pregnancy guidelines.
Pregnancy - SA Health – government information and guidelines on pregnancy topics.
Postnatal & Parenting websites
Child and Youth Health – practical health information for parents and carers.
Raising Children Network – The Australia Parenting Website.
Pinky McKay – Breastfeeding expert, Lactation Consultant, gentle parenting advocate and author of multiple best selling breastfeeding and parenting books.
Safe Sleeping SIDS and Kids.
Beyond Blue – information for new and expectant parents, covering everything from bonding with your baby to spotting the signs of anxiety and depression.
PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia. PANDA National Helpline call 1300 726 306.
Breastfeeding Websites & Supports
The Australia Breastfeeding Association (ABA).
The Milk Meg - Breastfeeding Expert and Lactation Consultant.
The Breastfeeding Companion - a website created to help mothers with their breastfeeding problems. Free video based website covering 85 breastfeeding related topics.
Useful Books to read
The Little Book of Hypnobirthing by Melissa Spilsted (included for Hypnobirthing Australia™ course participants)
Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering by Dr. Sarah J. Buckley, MD
A Modern Women’s Guide to A Natural Empowering Birth by Katrina Zaslavsky
Childbirth without Fear by Grantly Dick-Read
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin
Birth Reborn by Michel Odent
Stork Talk: Delivering Strategies for Your Ideal Birth by Cheryl Sheriff
It’s Your Birth…Right? By Cherie Pasion
A Labour of Love by Gabrielle Targett
The Hypnobirthing Book by Katharine Graves
Babies Remember Birth by Dr. David Chamberlain
The Happiest Baby on the Block by Dr. Harvey Karp
Birth Skills with Sarah Murdoch by Juju Sundin
Orgasmic Birth by Elizabeth Davis & Debra Pascali-Bonaro
Parenting by Heart by Pinky McKay
Sleeping like a Baby by Pinky McKay
The No Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley
The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson
Birth with Confidence: Savvy choices for normal birth by Rhea Dempsey
What’s Right for Me? Making Decisions in Pregnancy and Birth by Sara Wickham
Inducing Labour: Making Informed Decisions by Sara Wickham
Vitamin K and the newborn by Sara Wickham
Anti-D in midwifery by Sara Wickham
Why not Home? Documentary
‘Birth As We Know It’ Birth into Being DVD
Birth Story DVD by Ina May Gaskin & The Farm Midwives
If you have any other resources, books, websites, documentary or movies for pregnancy and parenting you would like to add please leave a comment below or feel free to email me.