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Winter 2009

Issue 24

Taking Charge of Giving Birth

Table of Contents References

Letter from the Editor

Jeanne Ohm, D.C.

Taking Charge of Giving Birth

Cynthia Overgard


The Hospital “Birth Plan”

Molly Remer, MSW, ICCE

(No References)

Eating in Labor: Trusting the Mother’s Gut Instinct

Gloria Lemay

(No References)

Through a Child’s Eyes

Susan Bartell, PsyD

(No References)

Adjusting to a New Life

  1. Gottlieb MS. Neglected spinal cord, brain stem and musculoskeletal injuries stemming from birth trauma. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1993 Oct; 16 (8):537-43.

  2. Ritzmann, D Birthing interventions and the newborn cervical spine in Manual Therapy of Children, Biedermann, H ,Churchill Livingston, 2004 Chapter 7: 80

  3. Towbin, A, Latent spinal cord and brain stem injury in newborn infants. Dev Med Child Neurol. 1969 (Feb);11 (1): 54-68

  4. Gutmann G. Blocked Atlantal Nerve Syndrome in Babies and Infants. Manuelle Medizin. 1987; 25:5-10

  5. Frymann VM. Relation of disturbances of craniosacral mechanisms to symptomatology of the newborn: study of 1,250 infants. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 1966;65:1059-1075.

  6. Biedermann, H Manual Therapy in Children: Proposals for an Etiologic Model, JJournal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Volume 28, Issue 3, Pages e1-e15

  7. Biederman, H. Kinematic imbalances due to suboccipital strain in newborns. Journal of Manual Medicine 1992; 6:151-156

  8. Alcantara J, Ohm J, Kunz D. The safety and effectiveness of pediatric chiropractic: a survey of chiropractors and parents in a practice-based research network. Explore: The Journal of Science & Healing View Abstract here:

Chiropractic Care for an Easier Pregnancy and Safer Birth

Jeanne Ohm, DC

(No References)

The Home Birth Advantage: The physical and emotional benefits of birthing at home

Ronnie Falcao, LM, MS

(No References)

Empowering Websites for Pregnancy, Birth & Baby

Resources, Information & Directories of Practitioners – A comprehensive resource of birth centers – Natural childbirth options: international listings – Information & resources promoting midwives – New Zealand homebirth association – National center for homeopathy – The Alliance of Practitioners for Holistic Family Health & Wellness – Family wellness chiropractors, articles, resources – Midwives alliance for unity and strength – Australian umbrella organization supporting maternity services – Promoting, supporting & strengthening midwifery in Australia – Find a certified nurse or midwife – American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Resources for Pregnancy & Birth – Parent’s acupressure & acupuncture guide for pregnancy & childbirth – Comprehensive pregnancy information – Find a practitioner, become a therapist – Resources for home birth, natural birth & water birth – Suzanne Arms presents articles & DVDs on natural birth – Birth International – Association for Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health – Supportive information on birth choices – Resources on pregnancy, labor & birth – Helping women make informed decisions – Effective preparation & support for fathers – Referenced, informed choices in childbirth – Home birth support in the U.K. – Home birth support in Australia – Excellent compilation of birth DVDs for viewing & purchase – International Cesarean Awareness Network: outstanding information – Website of Ina may Gaskin, leading midwifery advocate, author, innovator – Making informed health choices for you & your family – Massage therapy training for pregnancy, & better birth – Mindfulness practices for pregnancy & early motherhood – Natural pregnancy, birth, children & parenting information – Coalition for Improving Maternity Services – DVDs, training for dynamic body balancing – Information for plus-size pregnant women – What to really expect in today’s modern birthing system – Easier childbirth with optimal fetal positioning – DVD sets to instill birthing confidence – Useful information in avoiding unnecessary cesareans – An online consumer survey of women’s birth experiences – Supporting & educating women who want to birth in water – Understanding the consciousness of infants & babies in utero

Birth Education, Doulas & Hypnobirthing Practitioners – International birth & wellness project – Resources, educators & doulas – Resource directory emphasizing trust & self-confidence – Husband-coached childbirth – All about doulas & finding a doula – Learning how to connect with your inherent birthing potential – Find HypnoBirthing in the U.K., Australia & New Zealand – Promoting freedom of choice in birthing – Supporting natural pregnancy, childbirth & parenting

Unassisted Birthing – Empowered childbirth – A manual for emergency childbirth – Articles, DVDs, forums – Articles, links, DVDs – Fathers’ questions answered – Infant CPR

Magazines for Pregnancy, Birth & Early Childhood – The magazine of pregnancy, birth & breastfeeding – Natural pregnancy, childbirth & parenting – Articles on the practice of natural childbirth – The birthplace of natural family lifestyle – Vitalistic articles & resources for family wellness

Newborn Needs & Informed Choices – Infant sleep safety guidelines – Australian Vaccination Network – Physicians for Genital Integrity – Families for Conscious Living – Community groups & forums connecting parents – Supporting families who don’t circumcise – Breastfeeding & parenting – Breastfeeding community groups & resources – Education, advocacy, options – Research & information on all aspects of health from Dr. Mercola – National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers – National Vaccine Information Center – Global Vaccine Institute – Wise traditions in food, farming & the healing arts

When the Joy is Missing: An Organic Perspective on Postpartum Depression

Marcy Axness, PhD

(No References)

Protecting the Cave

Patrick M. Houser

(No References)

9 Essential Ingredients for a Natural Birth


Appreciating the Process of Birth

Various Authors

(No References)

Avoid a Cesarean: Know the Facts

(No References)

A Pregnant Pause

Dr. Jennifer Barham-Floreani

(No References)

Pathways’ Top Ten Books for Pregnancy and Birth

  • Spiritual Midwifery
    By Ina May Gaskin
  • Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering
    By Sarah J. Buckley, MD
  • Mother’s Intention: How Belief Shapes Birth
    By Kim Wildner
  • Spontaneous Evolution
    By Bruce H. Lipton, PhD and Steve Bhaerman
  • Birthing in the Spirit
    By Cathy Daub
  • Birthing From Within
    By Pam England, MA, CNM
  • Active Birth
    By Janet Balaskas
  • Pushed
    By Jennifer Block
  • Having a Baby, Naturally
    By Peggy O’Mara
  • Fathers-To-Be Handbook
    By Patrick M. Houser


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