Brahma Yoga Spa, Sea Bright, NJ
Radiant Child Yoga
Karma Kids Yoga
Fair Haven Yoga, Fair Haven, NJ
Yoga Journal — Yoga for Kids article
YogaKids — DVDs and trainings
Prenatal & Postnatal Support
The Secret Life of the Unborn Child — by Thomas Verny, MD with John Kelly
Guide to a Healthy Birth produced and distributed by Choices in Childbirth
Ecstatic Birth — Ecstatic Birth is a call to reconfigure our cultural conception of birth.
Calm Birth— New Methods for Conscious Childbirth, by Robert Newman
Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife — by Peggy Vincent
Birth; The Surprising History of How We Are Born — by Tina Cassidy
Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation
Born in the USA — How a Broken Maternity System Must Be Fixed to Put Women and Children First — by Marsden Wagner, a perinatologist and epidemiologist and former Director of Women's and Children's Health in WHO.
Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful: Experience the Natural Power of Your Pregnancy with Kundalini Yoga — by Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa
Having a Baby Naturally — by Peggy O'Mara, Mothering Magazine's owner and Editor.
Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding — a great book about breastfeeding by Ina May Gaskin
Ina May's Guide to Natural Childbirth — an important book about birth by Author, Activist, & Innovator Ina May Gaskin
The Natural Pregnancy Book: Herbs, Nutrition, and Other Holistic Choices — by Aviva Jill Romm
Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care — A pushed birth is one that is induced, sped up, and/or heavily medicated for no good reason, and all too often concludes with surgery, invasive instruments, an episiotomy, or a bad vaginal tear Ń outcomes you donŐt want.
Spiritual Midwifery — by Ina May Gaskin
Your Best Birth: Know All Your Options, Discover the Natural Choices, and Take Back the Birth Experience — by Ricki Lake
DRUG SIDE EFFECTS:
DrugWatch.com — Drugwatch.com is a comprehensive Web site featuring extensive information about medications, drug interactions, and drug side effects during pregnancy. The most recent pregnancy drug alert is from Accutane, it causes birth defects, premature births, and death in babies whose mothers took the drug while they were pregnant. See Accutane Lawsuit for additional information.
DrugAlert.org — The focus of DrugAlert is to keep consumers informed about their prescription drugs and the devastating side effects which may occur. Please read this new information on the Yaz Lawsuit.
BIRTHING CHOICE AWARENESS:
Choices in Childbirth — Choices in Childbirth is a non-profit organization that strives to improve maternity care and birth experiences by providing access to information about the range of choices available regarding where and with whom to birth.
ICAN of NJ — The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN), is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).
The Bradley Method — childbirth education
Your Best Birth — childbirth education
Technology in Birth: First Do No Harm By Marsden Wagner, MD
Cytotec Induction and Off-Label Use by Marsden Wagner, MD, MS
Fish can't see water The need to humanize birth by Marsden Wagner, MD, MS
Orgasmic Birth — the film Orgasmic Birth brings the ultimate challenge to our cultural myths by inviting viewers to see the emotional, spiritual, and physical heights attainable through birth.
The Business of Being Born — documentary about birth in the US
BOLD Birth — the play by Karen Brody
In the Womb — a National Geographic video using ground-breaking photography, computer graphics, and 4-D imaging
Pregnant in America — A Nation's Miscarriage — a film detailing the story of life's greatest miracle in the hands of a nation's most powerful interests.
Mothering: The Monologues — explores the complex emotional terrain of motherhood.
Birth: The Monologues — five women and one man share their original stories about the journey of birth.
Yoga Classes & Workshops
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Stockbridge, MA
Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY
Fair Haven Yoga Studio, Fair Haven, NJ
Yoga with Jacci, Santa Fe, NM
Crofton Yoga, Crofton, MD
Brahma Yoga Spa, Sea Bright, NJ
Elevate Yoga, Hazlet, NJ
Center for Health and Healing, Toms River, NJ
Holistic & Mindful Parenting
Alliance for Transforming the Lives of Children — Supporting parents, caregivers, professionals, and policymakers in practicing the art and science of nurturing children.
Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves by Naomi Aldort — Naomi works to transform parent-child relationships from reaction and struggle to Freedom, Power and Joy.
Holistic Moms Network — "Living Healthy, Living Green" with over 140 chapters nationwide, including Monmouth County, NJ
Naomi Drew — Peaceful Parents, Peaceful Kids
Scott Noelle — “The Daily Groove” on Unconditional Parenting
Louise Hay — inspirational books, CDs and movies
Be Nurtured — blog focused on self-healing
Cheryl Richardson — Extreme Self Care
Trees Make the Best Mobiles; Simple Ways to Raise Your Child in a Complex World
Diana Loomans — 100 Ways to Build Self Esteem and Teach Values
The New School of Monmouth County, Holmdel, NJ
A Child's Place School, Lincroft, NJ
The Outdoor Classroom Project, CA
The Edible Schoolyard a beautiful book and site about teaching children the connection food and nature have on people. Berkeley, CA
Ready for Birth, Nancy Freeman CCCE, LD & Breastfeeding Counseling — Nancy is a doula which is a professional labor assistant. She provides emotional, physical, intellectual and environmental support during labor and birth.
Beth Salerno, CPD Postpartum Doula Care & Breastfeeding Counseling — A Postpartum Doula provides comprehensive support to families. This includes mom & baby care, information, resources, household help and more!
Your Best Birth, Dorothy Haines & Jessica Koester — labor and birth doulas, and childbirth educators in Monmouth, Ocean, Middlesex, Mercer counties and other Central NJ locations.
Terra Pfund, Birth Doula, HHC, RYT
Terra Baby Wellness — nutritional counseling for pre- and post-natal women
New Jersey Midwife Directory
Doulas of North America — connect with a doula - a knowledgeable, experienced companion - who stays with you through labor, birth and beyond
Dina Aurichio, LM, CPM, CCE in Branchburg & Ocean Grove, NJ — Home birth & Midwifery, Doula Services, Waterbirth, & Childbirth Education classes
Midwives of Monmouth, Colts Neck, NJ — Frosty Romano, CNM
Center for Women's Health, Avon, NJ — Patricia G. Brown RN,BSN, CNM, and Louise M. Dowling-Krall RN, MSN,CNM
New Jersey Midwife Directory
CAPPA — Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association — offerring comprehensive, evidence-based education, certification, professional membership and training to childbirth educators, lactation educators, labor doulas, antepartum doulas and postpartum doulas worldwide.
Bosom Buddies Breastfeeding Support Group run by the Lactation Lady, Casi Leahy. Casi's Facebook Page Jersey Shore Dara Luz Network — Because pregnancy and birth are such powerful and life-changing events for women and their families, Dar a Luz believes every woman deserves the broadest range of evidence-based information and unconditional support in the choices she makes for her pregnancy and birth.
Mothering Magazine — support for mindful parenting
La Leche League — breastfeeding and mothering support
Therapy & Coaching Resources
Imago Center for Relationships — Betsy & Bruce Bergquist, Clinton, NJ
Adult Child Center of Dysfunctional Homes — Karen Herrick, Red Bank, NJ
The Spring Lake Heights Counseling & Co-Dependency Center — Connie Miller, Spring Lake Heights, NJ
New Role Life Coach — MK Moscardelli, Fair Haven, NJ
Real Mama, Inc. — kids health and the environment
Clean Ocean Action — cleaning up our waterways in NY/NJ
Ocean Conservancy — the world's foremost advocate for the oceans
Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots program — kids environmental programs
The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard (online video)
Rachel Carson — A Sense of Wonder Film
Green Yoga Association — Practice lightly on the earth...
Care2.org — a healthy, green lifestyle community
Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman — a book about building a solid, environmentally sustainable business and making it fun by Patagonia® founder Yvon Choinard
Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder — NPR interview with author Richard Louv
Health & Wellness
Dr. Christiane Northrup — holistic Women's Health
Healthy Child — Helping you create a home environment where your babies and children can thrive and reach their full potential. Healthy Child, Healthy World — Igniting a movement that inspires parents to protect young children from harmful chemicals.
Green Living resources from HolisticMoms.org
Sara Snow — Green Living Expert
Dr. Sears — Kids Health questions answered
Life Health Choices — Improving lives, building community and creating change through informed choices which affect our health and well-being.
The American Rally for Personal Rights — Vaccination Choice, Parental Consent.
180 Health — Nutritional Counseling for Families
FoodFacts.com — Find out what's really in your food.
Monmouth Spine & Rehab — excellent chiropractor in Red Bank, NJ
Art & Inspiration
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ
American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, MA
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO
Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning, NY
Andy Goldsworthy — environmental artist
Lotuspad Eco Yoga Mats
Gaiam — yoga supplies
Summer Muff — stroller and carseat liner made of soft, UV 50 fabric
Pura Stainless Steel Water Bottles — One Life, One Bottle (use code V0SZR8 for 20% off your order)
Wrap-N-Mat — resusable sandwich wrapper
Shaklee — natural cleaning products
Young Living — high grade essential oils
Isagenix — nutritional cleansing for optimal health
Karma Chameleon, Fair Haven, NJ
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