pregnancy and birth

Birth Reborn — Michel Odent

The Farmer and the Obstetrician — Michel Odent

The Natural Pregnancy Book: Herbs, Nutrition, and Other Holistic Choices — Aviva Jill Romm

The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth — Sheila Kitzinger

Birth Your Way — Sheila Kitzinger

Birth As An American Rite of Passage — Robbie Davis Floyd

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth — Ina May Gaskin

postpartum, baby care, parenting

After the Baby’s Birth — Robin Lim

The Continuum Concept — Jean Liedloff

The Nursing Mother’s Herbal — Sheila Humphrey

Our Babies, Ourselves — Meredith Small

family needs and health care

The Baby Book — William and Martha Sears

How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor — Robert Mendellsohn

The Family Bed — Tine Thevenin

Breastfeeding and Natural Child Spacing — Sheila Kippley

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding — La Leche League International

learning and parenting playfully

The Absorbent Mind — Maria Montessori

The Joyful Child — Michael Olaf

How Children Learn — John Holt

Kids: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Raise Young Children — Meredith Small

Unconditional Parenting — Alfie Kohn

local links

Breastfeeding Help, locally Find your local La Leche League group and Mother to Mother support.

South Carolina La Leche League Leader names/phone numbers, groups, meeting times, etc.

Julie Byers The best doula on the planet.

Acupuncture in Greenville, SC Cassandra Nelson, acupuncturist and certified herbalist; extensive experience in women’s health care.

Red Moon Herbs All of your herbal needs can be met by this Western North Carolina resource!

Upstate Babywearers Our Upstate SC babywearing parenting group… always a fun meeting!

Birth Photography Mollie Greene, photography.

Blissful Massage Therapy — Check out the amazingly qualified and diverse Natalie Dingledine… near downtown Greenville.

Massage — Rachel Silfvast, 864-580-9373, Pregnancy Massage in the Wise Woman Tradition

Women and Infant Children Upstate SC resource for supplemental food; pregnancy programs available

SC Midwives Association find local practitioners and information

SC Midwifery Regulations DHEC oversight of midwives in South Carolina

Positive Discipline in the Upstate Think it through parenting with Kelly; classes available.

other links

Birth Works Research involving birth and the “primal” period (between conception and first birthday); Michel Odent. Quality information,  local helpers

Midwifery Today Midwifery Today is a public and professional journal about midwifery; written and photographic submissions accepted.

Mothering Natural Family Living magazing; an E-version is available for subscription!

Kelly Mom KellyMom gives amazing help for simple and complex breastfeeding questions.

Elizabeth Pantley Gentle No-Cry Sleep Solutions– gentle information about normal sleep for babies and children.

Natural Pregnancy and Parenting Products Earth Mama Angel Baby has beautiful herbal products and more!

Green Parenting Create an organic baby registry.

Diaper Swappers This is an online community for selling gently used diapers and swapping diaper tips

Positive Discipline Jane Nelsen, Ed. D. shares her amazing insights on parenting in a positive light.

Ask Dr. Sears This is the home of the world’s most famous pediatrician; a very comprehensive site.

The Natural Child Project A vision of children treated with dignity, respect, understanding, and compassion…

Rebozo Way An educational forum, bringing awareness to traditional birthing, family, and community relationships; babywearing information.

Continuum Concept Archives of articles detail this traditional parenting philosophy as detailed in Jean Liedloff’s classic work.

NARM NARM sets the standards for licensing professional midwives in the United States.

Island Childbirth An AMAZING compilation of childbirth information and MORE links!

Circumcision This site is a wealth of information!

Traditional Circumcision How has circumcision deviated throughout time to become the modern medical procedure it is today?

Naturally Healthy You can find here tips for the whole family from Shonda Parker, herbalist, on nutrition, herbs, and lifestyle.

Child Development — Michael Olaf site… wonderful tips, resources, everyday principles for life with a wee one.

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