http://www.wombecology.com - Michel Odent is a gynecologist originating from France. He publishes about the relationship between the quality of pregnancy, prenatal existence and birth and the later constitution and behavior of children. He developed good arguments to state that the modern tendency to manipulate, control pregnancy and birth (including fertilization) with technological measures is not free from consequences for the psyche of children. He asks whether there is a relationship between HOW we are born and our later attitude of life towards others. Are the modern techniques of fertilization and controlling birth free of consequences?
Calms, A Guide to Soothing Your Baby, by Debby Takikawa, DC, and Carrie Contey, PhD. This book is short, easy to read, and gives the kind of research-based support parents need to help them remain present when their baby is upset. You will benefit and your child will be blessed as you implement what's taught here! Unfortunately Calms is just recently out of print but you can get the same support from Carry Contey's PDF about it here.
www.whatbabieswant.com - the website for the excellent film "What Babies Want - An Exploration of the Consciousness of Infants", made by Debby Takikawa. Also the source for the excellent book on soothing your infant Calms.
www.carriecontey.com - Carry Contey, PhD, is a parenting coach I highly recommend. Check out her website. It's fun!
www.thrivebirth.com - The Thrive Center for Birth & Family Wellness just opened in 2014 in Santa Rosa, run by midwives Constance Rock and Caitlin Kirkman. If you are preparing for a new baby in your family consider their services.
www.michaelsheateaching.com - Michael Shea's website. Michael taught the initial 700 hour training I took from 2002 to 2004. It was a full, rich and lifechanging experience. I continue to receive supervision from Michael.
www.raycastellino.com - Ray Castellino's website. Ray teaches Pre-natal and Birth Therapy, his highly effective multi-disciplinary approach to healing the after-effects from our earliest experiences of shock and trauma. I took Ray's Foundation Training between 2002 and 2004 and have continued to study with him and receive supervision since then.
www.embryo.nl/walembryo/epinleid.htm - The website for Jaap van der Wal, MD, PhD, the embryologist currently teaching from a phenomenological approach and inspiring the Biodynamic Craniosacral world.
www.craniosacraltherapy.org- the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America (BCTA/NA) which oversees the trainings in Biodynamic CST. Includes good general info and practitioner referrals as well.
www.biodynamic-craniosacral.org - the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings. Students who have attended any of these trainings earn the one-time designation BCST.
www.birthpsychology.org - the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH) provides an open forum in which to gather scientific and experiential data on the prenatal and perinatal psychology (PPN) of babies.
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