Resources for a BEBE Birth

The following are resources to help you better understand the BEBE view of pregnancy, childbirth, and babies.  Included are materials, videos and websites on such topics as pre and perinatal psychology, neonatal abilities, holistic pregnancy, breastfeeding, waterbirth, cosleeping, and bonded parenting. We invite you to enjoy them and to use them to enrich your childbearing and parenting experience:



Buckley, Sarah J. MD  (2005) Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering, One Moon Press, Australia
Chamberlain, David B. (1989) Babies Remember Birth, Ballantine Books
Chamberlain, David B. (1998) (3rd ed.) The Mind of Your Newborn Baby, Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books
Chasse, Jill (2008) Baby Magic for your Magic Baby,  Magic of Motherhood, Ash Tree (3rd edition)
Chasse, Jill (2010) Mommy’s Lap- A Story of Sibling Love, Magic of Motherhood
Chasse, Jill (2011) Womb Wonders ~Ten Moons of Magic:  Activities, Blessings and Ceremonies for Your Baby Before Birth, Magic of Motherhood
Dick-Read, M.D., Grantly (2005, reprint) Childbirth Without Fear, Pinter & Martin Ltd
Gaskin, Ina May (2003) Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, Bantam Books
Hallett, Elisabeth (2002) Stories of the Unborn Soul: The Mystery and Delight of Pre-Birth Communication
Harper Barbara RN. (1994, 2005) Gentle Birth Choices, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, Vermont
Klaus, Marshall & Kennell, John, & Klaus, Phyllis (2000) Your Amazing Newborn, Da Capo Press
Leboyer, M.D., Frederick (2009) Birth Without Violence, Healing Arts Press; New Edition edition
McCarty, Wendy Anne PhD (2009) Welcoming Consciousness: Supporting Babies’ Wholeness From the Beginning of Life, Wondrous Beginnings
Mendizza, Michael & Pearce, Joseph Chilton (2003), Magical Parent, Magical Child: The Optimum Learning Relationship
Romm, MD, Aviva Jill (2003) The Natural Pregnancy Book: Herbs, Nutrition and Other Holistic Choices, Celestial Arts
Verny, Thomas (1982) The Secret Life of the Unborn Child, Dell
Verny, Thomas (2003) Pre-Parenting: Nuturing Your Child From Conception, Simon & Schuster


Conception to Birth – Visualized- Alexander Tsiaras
Pre and Peri-Natal Psychology: An Introduction Part 1- Thomas R. Verny MD, D.Psych, DHL, FRCPC
Pre and Peri-Natal Psychology: An Introduction Part 2- Thomas R. Verny MD, D.Psych, DHL, FRCPC
The Other Side of the Glass – L. Janel Mirendeh ~ BabyKeeper
The Science of Waterbirth
What We Learn Before We Are Born- Annie Murphy Paul


Best for Babes
Birth and Early Parenting Educators (BEPE)
CDC information on Breastfeeding
Citizens for Midwifery
Department of Health and Human Services – Women’s Health
Dr. Thomas Verny
Emerson Seminars: Healing Prenatal and Birth Trauma in Children and Adults
Infant Risk Center on breastfeeding
International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)
International Society of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine (ISPPM)
KellyMom information on Breastfeeding
Le Leche League (breastfeeding)
Magic of Motherhood
Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory
Stillbirthday- Perinatal Loss
The Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health
Waterbirth International
Wise Woman University   and   Wise Woman Web

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