McCarty, Wendy, PhD. Welcoming Consciousness

Neufeld, G, PhD. & Mate, Gabor, M.D., Hold On To Your Kids

Herrera, Isa, M.S.PT., C.S.C.S. Ending Female Pain, A Woman’s Manual – this is a great book if you have pelvic problems after birth or after abdominal surgery. It requires a commitment to self care.

Wagner, Marsden, M.D., M.S. a former Obstetrician:  Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must Be Fixed To Put Women and Children First – this is a must read for anyone considering entering into parenthood – I couldn’t put it down! Also by him is Creating Your Birth Plan: The Difinitive Guide to a Safe and Empowering Birth

Chamberlain, David. The Mind of Your Newborn Baby and Windows To The Womb

Hallett, Elisabeth. Soul Trek and Stories of the Unborn Soul

Heinowitz, Jack, Ph.D. Pregnant Fathers – Becoming The Father You Want To Be

Mines, Stephanie, Ph.D. We Are All In Shock – How Overwhelming Experiences Shatter You… And What You Can Do About It

Nathanielsz, Peter W. M.D., Ph.D. Life in the Womb: the Origin of Health and Disease

Noble, Elizabeth. Primal Connections: How our experiences from conception to birth influence our emotions, behavior and health

Odent, Michel. Primal Health: Understanding the critical period between conception and the first birthday

Scaer, Robert C. M.D. The Trauma Spectrum: Hidden Wounds & Human Resiliency

Verney, Thomas. Nurturing The Unborn Child – A 9 month program for Soothing, Stimulating and Communicating with Your Baby

England, Pam., Labyrinth of Birth: Creating a Map, Meditation and Rituals for Your Childbearing Year This great offering from Wendy Ann McCarty and Marti Glenn provides ready-made brochures and even a power point for people wanting to teach and share about this field of work.

1. Dr. Ray Castellino,

2. Dr. William Emerson, Emerson Training Seminars, – information received in a seminar.

A great resource for those with both curiosity and a desire to read and research, check out the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology & Health (APPPAH) If you are interested in cutting edge research you can have access to all back journals, with 100’s of great papers from this broad field of psychology. Become an APPPAH member and receive their Journal and Newsletter. Take their Prenatal & Perinatal Educator program to become an educator in this field. There is an enormous amount of information available through this organization and they also have regular conferences at which you may see me presenting.


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The Association for Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH), is an educational non-profit organization dedicated to the in-depth exploration of the psychological, emotional, and social development of babies and parents from preparation for pregnancy through the postpartum period and establishment of breastfeeding.

APPPAH publishes a Newsletter and a Journal; holds regional and international conferences; promotes research; provides valuable directories and resources, and works to enhance pregnancy and prevent birth trauma. They offer a Pre- and Perinatal Educator (PPNE) program for people who are interested in becoming educators or improving their speaking skills regarding Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health.

Ray Castellino’s training’s and process workshops:

Child centered family work with a pre and perinatal perspective at the Beba clinic in Ojai run by Tara Blascoe:

Dr. Wendy McCarty’s work at

Aletha Solter, Ph.D. has some good books about how to hold space and empathize with your baby whilst they have their feelings, as opposed to automatically trying to stop them from crying:

Suzanne Arms:

International Society of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine (ISPPM) – a European version similar to APPPAH:

The Star Foundation is a profoundly transformative 10-day personal growth retreat, a carefully structured program of accelerated self-healing and transformation:

For many interesting articles, papers, etc.: &

Stephanie Mines at the Tara Approach combines Jin Shin with trauma and shock, and pre and perinatal issues. Author of “We are All in Shock: How Overwhelming Experiences Shatter You … And What You Can Do About It:”

Amethyst is a Pre and Perinatal Psychotherapy training in Ireland:

Janel Miranda in Columbia, MO for infant Parent Healing:

English organization encouraging dad’s to be involved with their babies and to share their experiences with each other. Great pictures and stories from dads on their site.

Myrna Martin, MN, RCC, RCST® – Prenatal/ Birth/ Attachment Therapy and Professional Trainings. She runs Womb Surround Process Workshops and Pre and Perinatal Trainings in Europe, Canada, and the US.

Autism Treatment Center of America:

Elizabeth Green’s Early Parenting Support Services provides home visits, phone consults and support groups for all those questions that can arise with a new baby. Common issues are: breastfeeding, sleep, newborn care and development, soothing a fussy baby and learning how to understand your baby’s cues.

If you have lost a twin in the womb, or know or suspect that someone you know has this loss, you will find this web site a great resource. I also recommend the book “Untwinned: perspectives on the death of a twin before birth” by Althea Hayton,