Interesting and Empowering Video links, Articles providing information, and links to Studies 

Ina May Gaskin: 

Mother of Midwifery in the U.S.: this link takes you to many You Tube videos that Ina May Gaskin speaks about different topics on Natural Childbirth, Maternity Care, Statistics, and Midwifery Care:  ‘Ina May Gaskin’ Search on YouTube

Penny Simkin:

Creatress of DONA (Doulas of North America) speaks on many topics regarding Doula Care, and Comfort Measures.  This link takes you to the

PSfromPenny  Youtube Channel

Birth As a Rite of Passage:

Video with Penny Simkin: link

Ted talks on Birth: 

We must put the Sex back into Birth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvBbimFkhYg

Birth Art:

Birth Art Cafe: Nice Video about Birth Process art benefits in solo or group setting.


Video: The Essential Ingredient: Doula; made by DONA International

Survivors of Sexual Abuse Giving Birth:

The Stacy Project: Video Link

Birth Videos:

First Aid for Pregnant Women: https://pacificmedicalacls.com/first-aid-for-pregnant-women

Placenta Encapsulation:

Placenta Therapy: Interview with Jodi Selander http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxfOsHmjN4M

Postpartum Support: Interview with Jodi Selander  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wAJssp1rCE&feature=related

Afterbirth: It’s What’s for Dinner by Joel Stein http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1908194,00.html

Placenta encapsulation in the news:

Postpartum “Baby Blues” treatment Raising Eyebrows and Questions: 


My interview with NBC: 


Postpartum Depression:

“Postpartum Depression Strikes Fathers too” http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/08/health/08mind.html?_r=1

Postpartum Depression: Interview with Jodi Selander 


Postpartum Support: Interview with Jodi Selander http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wAJssp1rCE&feature=related

Intimacy: Sex after Baby: Interview with Elizabeth Davis 

Getting Sleep after Newborn Baby http://www.ehow.com/how_4822885_sleep-after-having-newborn-baby.html

No Cry Sleep Solution Parenting Booklet: Commonly Asked questions and answers 



Steep Drop in U.S. circumcision rates   http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/17/health/research/17circ.html?_r=3

Cesarean Birth:

Honor the Moment: Interview with Maria Iorillo 



Mom fights, gets the delivery she wants: http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/12/17/birth.plan.tips/index.html