Recommended Reads & Resources

There are an overwhelming amount of books available about pregnancy, childbirth and child raising. I have read many of them. The following are my favorites and the ones I most often lend and recommend to my friends and clients.


Ina May's guide to childbirth [Book]  Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor's Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices [Book] Pushed: the painful truth about childbirth and modern maternity care [Book] Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide [Book]
The thinking woman's guide to a better birth [Book]   Active birth: the new approach to giving birth naturally [Book]   Birthing from within: an extra-ordinary guide to childbirth preparation [Book]   Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding [Book]


When you're done reading all of those,
contact Shayna Eliav for the most informative,
interactive childbirth classes available on the Eastern
Seaboard. In addition to being an educator, Shayna
is a massage therapist and practices
Maya Abdominal Massage. Shayna can be reached by
email or phone: 718.928.7660.

Esther Hadassah is a doctor of Chinese Medicine.
She is a practitioner of acupuncture and herbs.
I strongly recommend that pregnant women
have a series of acupuncture in the last month
to prepare the body for birth, but acupuncture
is helpful during all stages of life for men, women
and children. Esther can be reached at: 718.774.1037
or via email.

Water Birth Supplies can be purchased here.
If you tell them you know me you'll get a discount.
For real. On the left side of the home page
you choose the state, NY, and then there's a
drop down list of midwives and doulas.
Find me, Chana Lew and get your  discount.
Isn't it nice to have friends in the right
places?






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