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Postnatal & Family resources

Postnatal & Family resources - books, websites, magazines, handouts

Books, articles, magazines & websites

What Mothers Do: Especially When It Looks Like Nothing by Naomi Stadlen -  Written from her notes of years of holding 'Mothers Talking' groups e.g. "I couldn't believe I still had the same name" Oh how true!

 

Mother's Breath: A definitive guide to yoga breathing, sound and awareness practices for pregnancy, birth, post-natal recovery and mothering by Uma Dinsmore-Tuli.

 

Yoni Shakti (Womb Power) by Uma Dunsmore-Tuli 2014 - There is a chapter specifically on postnatal, but whole book is useful and fascinating

 

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League

 

My Daddy is a Pretzel: Yoga for Parents and Kids by Baron Baptiste

 

Yoga Pretzels: 50 Fun Activities for Kids & Grownups by Tara Guber & Leah Kalish - A box of big cards (not book)

 

Articles

Very interesting article in the British Medical Journal about interviews with parents about difficulty of knowing how to wean (and formula and breastfeeding decisions)

 

A pdf of breastfeeding facts from research showing the range of "normal" for 0-6 month old breastfed babies

 

Magazines

www.junomagazine.com - Quarterly, 'a natural approach to family life', a joy when it arrives through the letterbox

 

www.themothermagazine.co.uk - Six issues a year, 'natural, gentle, beautiful' is the strapline

 

Websites

Baby's sleep: If you're worrying that your baby isn't sleeping as well as others www.basisonline.org.uk 

See also Baby's sleep information on this site

 

Video clips on all aspects of parenting (including for premature babies): www.bestbeginnings.org.uk

 

Yoga stories for kids: www.cosmickids.com - fantastic videos with Jaime in a onesie telling yoga stories - my kids love it.

Mother & Baby Yoga available online! (& DVD)

online mother baby course

86 minutes of video for the newborn, 7 week+ and 15 week+ stages.  Songs and mini moves for your baby (eg to help with colic) and stretching for you.  

 

Also includes postnatal Yoga Nidra relaxation track.

 

Join here or follow the link to see an excerpt.