All my posts are well-researched.  Often from published texts. Here is a list of some of the references, or sources of information:



Balaskas, Janet. Active Birth.

Blois, Maria M.D. Babywearing

Castro, Miranda. Homeopathy for Pregnancy, Birth, and Your Baby’s First Year.

Davis, Deborah L. Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby.

Dick-Read, Grantly Childbirth Without Fear.

Fallon, Sally with Mary G. Enig, Ph.D. Nourishing Traditions, 2nd ed.

Gaskin, Ina May. Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth

Gladstar, Rosemary. Herbal Healing for Women.

Goer, Henci. The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth

Gurr, Barbara. Reproductive Justice: the politics of healthcare for native american women

Haas, Elson M., M.D. Staying Healthy with the Seasons.

Hutchens, Alma R. Indian Herbalogy of North America.

Jackson, Deborah.  Three in a Bed.

Kitzinger, Sheila. The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth

Korte, Diana & Roberta Scaer. A Good Birth, A Safe Birth

LLLi International. The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding.

Lowdermilk, Deitra Leonard. Maternity & Women’s Health Care

Nichols, Francine H. & Sharron Smith Humenick. Childbirth Education: Practice, Research and Theory

Odent, Michel & Grantly Dick-Read. Childbirth Without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth

Olson, Cathe. The Vegetarian Mother’s Cookbook.

Penny Simpkin, and Phyllis Klaus.  When Survivors Give Birth

Perez, Paulina and Cheryl Snedeker.  Special Women: the role of the professional labor assistant.

Rogers, Judith. Mother-To-Be: A Guide to Pregnancy and Birth for Women With Disabilities.

Romm, Aviva Jill. The Natural Pregnancy Book: herbs, nutrition, and other holistic choices.

Sears, William and Martha. The Birth Book

Somer, Elizabeth.  Nutrition For a Healthy Pregnancy.

Beck, Cheryl Tatano with Jeanne Watson Driscoll, and Sue Watson. Traumatic Childbirth.  

Until Our Hearts Are On the Ground: Aboriginal Mothering, Oppression, Resistance and Rebirth. D. Memee Lavell-Harvard and Jeannette Corbiere Lavell, Editors

Weschler, Toni. Taking Charge of Your Fertility, 10th Anniversary Edition: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health.

Weed, Susan S. Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year.

Whitcomb, Jan. Teaching Natural Birth.


Babywearing is Best for Baby. Christina Gross-Loh. Mothering Magazine. . No.161July-August 2010.

Baby Wearing Suggestions for Carrying Your Baby. Jeanne Ohm, DC. Pathways. Issue 10.

Cloth Diapers: the only sustainable choice. Mothering Magazine. No 160 May-June 2010

Co-Sleeping as Nighttime Bonding. Pinky McKay, IBCLC. Pathways. Issue 31. Fall 2011

The Call to Reawaken and Deepen Our Communication with Babies: What Babies Are Teaching Us.Wendy Anne McCarty, Ph.D, R.N. International Doula. Vol. 12, Issue 3. Summer 2004

The Careful Decision to Bedshare. Lee T. Gettier. (2010) International Doula. Vol. 18, Issue 1

The Missing Piece: Consciousness and the Motherbaby Bond. Tracy Wilson Peters, CCCE, C.L.D., and Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, CCCE. Pathways. Issue 3. Fall 2011

The Origins of Attachment Parenting. Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker. Issue 35. Fall 2012.



Bhattacharya, Shaoni. Marijuana use in pregnancy damages kids’ learning. 25 March 2003

Hackethal, Veronica MD. Smoking Pot May Double Risk for Stillbirth. Medscape Medical News. December 9, 2013

Herbert, Clare. I’m pregnant and my partner smokes weed. Will it affect our baby? November 2014

How could marijuana use affect your unborn baby?

Chicken Pox

Journal reference: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0537849100)
March 24, 2003.

Chickenpox During Pregnancy. March 2013.

Chickenpox and Pregnancy. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sept. 2014

Seat Belts

March of Dimes Foundations. Seatbelts During Pregnancy.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Seat Belt Safety: Pregnancy.
Am. J. Epidemiol. (2001) 153 (4): 332-337. doi: 10.1093/aje/153.4.332


Lore, M, Glob. libr. women’s med., (ISSN: 1756-2228) 2008; DOI 10.3843/GLOWM.10136

McAllister, Ryan.
The Mayo Clinic – Pregnancy Week By Week: Is it Safe to Take Aspirin During Pregnancy. Roger M. Harms, MD.


Lithotomy positions, page 16:

Demetria, Clark. Power Point Presentation / Circumcision: History, culture, and science of genital alteration.

Pixabay. Free stock photos.


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