Pregnancy resources | Allie Machen, LAc and doula | Vela Wellness
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Suggested Reading


It is easy to go overboard reading pregnancy books, I recommend only reading one or two. Read enough to feel empowered and educated, then enjoy your pregnancy!

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
The Natural Pregnancy Book by Aviva Romm, MD
The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin
The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer


Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding by Ina May Gaskin
Natural Health After Birth by Aviva Romm, MD

Natural Health

Naturally Healthy Babies and Children by Aviva Romm, MD
Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parent’s Guide by Aviva Romm, MD

Birth History

These are wonderful books worth reading though I don’t recommend reading them when pregnant or trying to concieve.
Pushed by Jennifer Block
Birth Matters by Ina May Gaskin

Websites and Blogs

Aviva Romm, MD

Spinning Babies