This was recommended to me by my midwife and several other birth professionals in my life when I was pregnant with my son. I used it starting at 36 weeks and my son arrived two days ahead of his due date…just sayin’.

         Yoga Nidra is a beautiful practice that facilitates deep relaxation as well as other specific benefits based on the imagery in the narration. Here is a journey created specifically to help a pregnant person encourage a breech baby to turn. Many more can be found at

These are some of my favorite books on pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and parenting. Appearing in no particular order:

Pregnancy and Birth

The Healthy Pregnancy Book: Month-by-Month, Everything You Need to Know From America’s Baby Experts, Sears & Sears


The Birth Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birth, Sears & Sears

 Ancient Map for Modern Birth, Pam England

Birthing from Within, England & Horowitz


Preparing for Birth with Yoga, Balaskas


The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions, Simkin


Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, Gaskin


Spiritual Midwifery, Gaskin


HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method, Mongan


Releasing the Mother Goddess: Embrace pregnancy and childbirth with physical, emotional, and spiritual power, Feldman & Adamson


The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth, Klaus, Kennell, & Klaus



Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding, Gaskin


The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, La Leche League



And Baby Makes Three: The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives, Gottman & Gottman


The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two, Sears & Sears


Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive, Siegel & Hartzell


No Drama Discipline: The Whole Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, Siegel & Bryson


The Mindful Parent: Strategies from Peaceful Cultures to Raise Compassionate, Competent Kids, Peterson


Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting, Gottman