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

"Spiritual Midwifery" Ina May Gaskin

"Ina May's Guide to Childbirth" Ina May Gaskin

"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

"Childbirth Without Fear" by Grantly Dick-Read

"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

"Pelvic Liberation" by Leslie Howard

"Lost Connections" by Johann Hari

HISTORY OF CHILDBIRTH / EXPOSE

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

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

BREASTFEEDING

"The Nursing Mother's Companion" by Kathleen Huggins

"The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding" by LLLI

BABIES & PARENTING

"Loving Hands" by Frederick Leboyer

"The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems" by Tracy Hogg

"Positive Discipline" by Jane Nelson

"Parenting with Love & Logic" by Cline & Fay

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 / Provo

     435-590-9340

     embodywellnesscenter.com

     Dr. Steven Roushar, DC

     Webster Certified Chiropractor 

     FLOW Chiropractic / Lehi

     385-389-6200

     getflowchiro.com

     Dr. Paul Gurney, DC

     Chiropractor (specializes in extremities)

     Aspen Chiropractic / Orem

     801-234-6325

     aspenchiro.com

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

COUNSELING / PSYCHOTHERAPY

     Meg George, LCSW

     Psychotherapy / Pleasant Grove

     385-498-4542

     meggeorgelcsw.com

     Kelsey Redd, MS, CMHC, LMT

     Clinical Mental Health Counselor

     Mind Body Connection / Provo

      385-309-0830

     mbwellnessutah.com

     Emily Freeze, MPH, MA, LMFT

     Family Counseling

     New Beginnings / Provo

     317-695-9552

     newbeginningsfamilycounseling.com

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ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES

    Nicolas Sorensen, LMT

     Reiki / Life Coaching

     Embody Wellness Center / Provo

     435-590-9340

     embodywellnesscenter.com

    Jana Bremer, MRET

     Rapid Eye Technology

     Spirit Solutions / Cache Valley & Utah Valley

     435-592-2640 (text for appointment)

     Syl Carson, CYT

     Soul Weather Readings, QuanTM, TPY sessions

     Bodhi Yoga Center / Provo

     801-372-5755

     gobodhiyoga.com

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.

"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