Resources


Information is power.  In addition to offering high-quality products and services, we are also passionate about connecting women to the resources they need throughout the childbearing season and their lives. Below you will find information about excellent print, web, and local resources. 

Recommended Reading

Books are such a great source of information about the childbearing season.
Here are some of our favorites:

 Pregnancy and Birth

  • The Natural Pregnancy Book: Herbs, Nutrition and other Holistic Choices by Aviva Jill Romm
  • Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives: A Holistic Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth by Deepak Chopra
  • Birthing From Within by Pam England and Rob Horowitz
  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
  • Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn by Penny Simkin, et al
  • Active Birth by Janet Balaskas
  • Transformation Through Birth: A Woman’s Guide by Claudia Panuthos
  • Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year by Susun S Weed

For Dads/Partners/Labor Support

  • The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin
  • Fathers at Birth by Rose St. John

Birth Stories

  • Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today's Best Women Writers, edited by Eleanor Henderson and Anna Solomon
  • Simply Give Birth by Heather Cushman-Dowdee
  • Belly Button Bliss by Jennifer Derryberry Mann

Postpartum

  • Natural Health after Birth: The Complete Guide to Postpartum Wellness by Aviva Jill Romm
  • Mothering the New Mother by Sally Placksin
  • Your Amazing Newborn by Marshall and Phyllis Klaus

    Parenting

    • Mothering From Your Center by Tami Lynn Kent
    • You are your Child’s First Teacher by Rahima Baldwin Dancy
    • The No Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley
    • The Attachment Parenting Book: A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby by William and Martha Sears
    • Good Nights: The Happy Parents’ Guide to the Family Bed (and a Peaceful Night’s Sleep) by Jay Gordon and Maria Goodavage
    • The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Shefali Tsabary
    • If the Buddha had Kids: Raising Children to Create a More Peaceful World by Charlotte Kasl

    Breastfeeding

    • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International

    Other Childbearing/Women's Health

    • Birth, Breath, and Death: Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula by Amy Wright Glenn
    • Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom by Christiane Northrup
    • Birth Matters by Ina May Gaskin
    • The Vaccine Book by Robert Sears
    • Childbirth Without Fear by Grantly Dick-Read
    • Taking Charge of Your Fertility: A Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement and Reproductive Health by Toni Weschler
    • Woman: An Intimate Geography by Natalie Angier

    Yoga, Qoya & Movement

    • Qoya: A Compass for Navigating an Embodied Life that is Wise, Wild and Free by Rochelle Schieck, founder of Qoya
    • Alignment Matters by Katy Bowman
    • There is No App For Happiness by Max Strom
    • A Life Worth Breathing by Max Strom
    • Yoga Nidra by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
    • Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life by Judith Lasater
    • The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice by T.V.K Desikachar

    Web Resources

    Do you have a pregnancy/birth/parenting related website, YouTube video or other online resource that you LOVE?  We’d love to have you share it with us so our list can grow!

     General

    Pregnancy & Birth

      Postpartum

      Breastfeeding

      Parenting


         

        Twin Cities Resources

         Acupuncturists

        Birth Centers

        Breastfeeding Support

        Childbirth Education and Parenting Classes

        Chiropractors

        Massage Therapists

        Reiki Practitioners

        Family Doctors/Pediatricians

        Health Food Stores

        Infant Massage Classes & Services

        Maternity/Nursing Apparel

        Home-birth Midwives

        Naturopathic/Homeopathic Doctors

        New Parent(s) Groups & Support

        Obstetricians

        Prenatal Loss/Bereaved Family Support

        Prenatal Yoga, Postpartum Exercise classes, Mom+Baby Yoga

        Postpartum Doulas

        Mayan Abdominal Therapy

         

        Photographers

        Other



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          jaime@santoshamama.com

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