Books

LENDING LIBRARY AVAILABLE TO DOULA CLIENTS:

YOGA & MEDITATION FOR CHILDBIRTH

Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful by Gurmukh

Prenatal Yoga & Natural Birth by Jeannine Parvati Baker

Yoga for Pregnancy by Judith Lasater

Calm Birth by Bruce Newman

Inner Beauty, Inner Light: Yoga for Pregnant Women by Frederick Leboyer, MD

The Art of Giving Birth: Chanting, Breathing, and Movement by Frederick Leboyer, MD

CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION

Ancient Map for Modern Birth Pam England

Birthing From Within Pam England

Labyrinth of Birth Pam England

Great with Child by Beth Ann Fennelley

The Birth Partner Penny Simkin

The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer

Preparing for a Gentle Birth: The Pelvis in Pregnancy by Calais-Germain & Parés

A Modern Woman's Guide to A Natural Empowering Birth by Katrina Zaslavsky

Birth Without Violence by Frederick Leboyer

POSTPARTUM

The Postnatal Depletion Cure by Dr. Oscar Serrallach

The First Forty Days by Heng Ou

The Fourth Trimster by Kimberly Ann Johnson

Pelvic Liberation by Leslie Howard

Lost Connections by Johann Hari

OTHER

Lying-In: A History of Childbirth in America by Wertz & Wertz

Pushed: The Painful Truth about Childbirth & Modern Maternity Care by Jennifer Block

When Survivors Give Birth by Penny Simkin

BREASTFEEDING

The Nursing Mother's Companion by Kathleen Huggins

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by LLLI

BABIES & PARENTING

The Awakened Family by Shefali Tsabary

The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary

The Whole-Brain Child by Siegel & Bryson

Loving Hands by Frederick Leboyer

Positive Discipline by Jane Nelson

OTHER

Mother Rising: The Blessingway Journey into Motherhood by Cortlund, Lucke & Watelet

Kundalini Rising (compilation of essays)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

BODY WORK

     

     Nicolas Sorensen, LMT

     Prenatal Deep Tissue Massage

     Embody Wellness Center / Orem

     435-590-9340

     embodywellnesscenter.com

     Dr. James Beadle, DC

     Chiropractor (specializes in atlas & prenatal care)

     Sound Corrections / Orem

     801-900-3223

     soundcorrections.com

     Dr. Steven Roushar, DC

     Webster Certified Chiropractor 

     FLOW Chiropractic / Lehi

     385-389-6200

     getflowchiro.com

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​NUTRITION / SUPPLEMENTATION

    Vickie Sorensen, CM, MH

     Full-Body Health Consultations

     Pathway to Wellness / Cedar City

     435-586-4854 (phone consultations)

     birthandhealth.com

     Vickie Sorensen, CM, MH

     Dietary Supplements & Herbal Remedies

     Vickie Sorensen Nature Works

     435-586-2049

     vsnatureworks.com

LACTATION SUPPORT

     Stephanie Hadfield, IBCLC

     Lactation Services

     Lactation Link / Utah Valley

     801-358-0320

     Jill Lancaster, RN, IBCLC

     Lactation Services 

     Lactivist Activist / Utah Valley

     385-325-1950

     lactivistactivist.com​

 

COUNSELING / PSYCHOTHERAPY

     Meg George, LCSW

     Psychotherapy / Pleasant Grove

     385-498-4542

     meggeorgelcsw.com

     Emily Freeze, MPH, MA, LMFT

     Family Counseling

     New Beginnings / Provo

     317-695-9552

     newbeginningsfamilycounseling.com

PHYSICAL THERAPY

     Megan Pratt, PT

     Synergy Physical Therapy / Spanish Fork

     801-436-3110

     synergy.fit

PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION

     Kalli Chason

     Placental Encapsulation

     Breathe Birth Care / Utah Valley

     801-616-6000

     breathebirthcare.com

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OTHER MODALITIES

     Nicolas Sorensen, LMT

     Energy Work

     Embody Wellness Center / Utah Valley

     435-590-9340

     embodywellnesscenter.com

     Heather Araos

     Reiki Master Teacher

     A Mother's Touch REIKI / Utah Valley

     801-310-6191

     amotherstouchreiki.com   

     Deborah Wells

     Energy Work

     Coming to Clarity / Utah Valley

     comingtoclarity.com

     Em Thevenin​

     Sex Educator & Vaginal Steam Practitioner

     Honey Rose Haven / Online

     honeyrosehaven.org

   

Documentaries

AVAILABLE ON AMAZON PRIME:

"Doulas: A Documentary"

Doulas: A Documentary, explores the role of birth doulas both inside and outside of the birth room. Explaining both the logistics and the intricacies of doula care, it educates expectant parents while celebrating the process of supported birth. This movie is an ideal educational tool for childbirth educators, prenatal clinics, nursing schools, medical schools, and midwifery programs.

"Why Not Home?"

Why would doctors who attend birth in hospitals choose to have their own babies at home? What do they know about birth that others don't?

Join Jessicca Moore, filmmaker and nurse practitioner, on a compelling journey through maternity care in the United States. Told through the lens of doctors, nurses, and midwives, Why Not Home? examines the latest evidence on risks and rewards of different birth settings. The film presents a balanced and accessible view on the latest research, along with moving personal stories of medical practitioners faced with big decisions for their own growing families.  Viewers are challenged to move beyond preconceived ideas, and to envision a fresh future for maternity care in America.

"Mama Sherpas: Midwives Across America"

With c-section rates dangerously over 30% in America, are midwives the solution? Executive produced by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein, this topical documentary provides an investigative lens into how midwives work within the hospital system.

"Midwife"

This film quietly shows the life of a home birth midwife, from prenatals, to births, to postpartums, while also examining what the birth environment looks like in states where home birth midwifery is not legal, and families are faced with fewer birth options.

"The Business of Being Born"

The Business of Being Born documents actual home births and water births. They follow Cara as she attends several births. It provides statistics about our current birthing techniques and the challenges faced by today's doctors. Many experts are interviewed and they cite a multitude of reasons for these challenges, such as the overuse of medical procedures in the interest of saving time.

"Pregnant in America"

When his wife became pregnant with their first child, Steve Buonaugurio documented the couple's experience with the American maternity system. It reveals the cabal of hospital, insurance and health organizations that puts profits before a pregnant woman's safety and health. Buonaugurio also records the couple's plans for a home birth, their ultimate defiance of the system.

"Babies"

Everyone loves Babies... Experience joy and happiness at its purest in this life-affirming, universal celebration of the magic and innocence of babies.

"The Milky Way"

The Milky Way is a documentary exposé about breastfeeding in the United States. It will make every viewer rethink how we treat mothers. The film will empower women to trust their body, their baby, and themselves in their unique journey.

QUOTES

“Although the popularly desired outcome is ‘healthy mother, healthy baby,’ I think there is room in that equation for ‘happy, non-traumatized, empowered and elated mother and baby.’”

—Midwifery Today

“There is a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.”

—Laura Stavoe Harm

“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers — strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.”

—Barbara Katz Rothman

“The power and intensity of your contractions cannot be stronger than you, because it is you.”

—Unknown

Successful childbirth depends on the acceptance of the process.”

—Suzanne Arms

“Rain, after all is only rain; it is not bad weather. So, also, pain is only pain unless we resist it, then it becomes torment.”

—I Ching

“In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.”

—Myla + Jon Kabat-Zinn

“When enough women realize that birth is a time of great opportunity to get in touch with their true power, and when they are willing to assume responsibility for this, we will reclaim the power of birth and help move technology where it belongs–in the service of birthing women, not their master.”

—Christiane Northrup

“Let choice whisper in your ear and love murmur in your heart. Be ready. Here comes life.”

—Maya Angelou

“Just as a woman’s heart knows how and when to pump, her lungs to inhale, and her hand to pull back from fire, so she knows when and how to give birth.”

—Virginia DiOrio