Resources

Photography Recommendations 

  • Dawn Heumann Photography ~ https://www.dawnheumann.com
  • Sophia Williams ~ http://sophiabirth.com/
  • Megan Sweetman ~ rootandblossom.org
  • Alana Castanio ~ adoulaformama.com

Childbirth Classes

Kelly Gray ~ https://www.thelumacenter.com/expecting-parents-workshops/

Kelly also does private sessions and refreshers for second time families http://www.ninemoonsdoula.com

“Holistic Childbirth Prep Workshops are designed to empower, explore and celebrate the many ways families choose to give birth and create family. This essential one-day workshop is designed to demystify birth while guiding class participants to discover personal beliefs around pregnancy, partnership, birth, and parenthood, which will allow for a truly holistic childbirth experience. Class is designed to meet the needs of families birthing at birth centers, in their homes, at the hospital, or those who haven’t decided yet. This class is relevant to parents having their first, second or third child, depending on the needs of the family. One day workshops are offered at the LUMA Center in Petaluma and at Carmel Blue in San Francisco. For North Bay workshops or private classes, please use the contact form. For registering for classes in San Francisco, please visit The Luma Center or Carmel Blue’s website.

BIG HEARTS! KG”

As a Birth Doula I highly recommend Kelly and feel those that attend her workshop benefit not only with the journey of pregnancy and birth but as new parents as well~Love In Labor

Added Wild Lands Pregnancy Walk

Melanie Corrigan ~ turtlemoonbirth@turtlemoonbirth.com

Lactaion Support 

Katie Oshita, RN, IBCLC ~ cuddlesandmilk.com

Pregnancy and Childbirth ~ Books, Blogs and Websites

  • The Complete Book of Pregnancy & Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger
  • The Orgasmic Birth by Elizabeth Davis & Debra Pascali-Bonaro
  • The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin
  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
  • Birthing from Within by Pam England
  • The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer
  • The Birth Book by Dr. Sears
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley, Ann Keppler, Janelle Durham, & April Bolding
  • The Official Lamaze Guide: Giving Birth with Confidence by Judith Lothian & Charlotte DeVries
  • Active Birth by Janet Balaskas
  • Pushed by Jennifer Block
  • Birth as an American Rite of Passage by Robbie Davis-Floyd

Breastfeeding

Postpartum

~The Gentle Art of Newborn Family Care by Salle Webber
~Natural Health after Birth: The Complete Guide to Postpartum                   ~Wellness by Aviva Jill Romm
~Mothering the New Mother by Sally Placksin