Some Good Information for you

In this section you will find various articles to help you during pregnancy, labour, birth and the postnatal period.
We will also share our reviews of some great books to inspire and  support you.

Articles by YogaBirth

Lolly Stirk has been teaching yoga for 40 years in West London. She spearheaded the development of yoga for pregnancy and postnatal yoga in the 1970’s and is the co-founder of YogaBirth – with thanks to Yoga & Health magazine where this article was first published.

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Jill Benjoya Miller
discusses the benefits of yoga during pregnancy – with thanks to The Practising Midwife, Britain’s best-selling monthly journal for midwives, where this article was first published.

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Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) is a general term to describe any pain in the pelvic area related to pregnancy and birth… Read more

This information was put together by Yvonne Moore, YogaBirth teacher and Active Birth teacher trainer for over 25 years. Throughout history women have used herbs to aid childbirth and Raspberry leaf tea is a universal remedy for easing childbirth…Read more

YogaBirth teachers often use Birthing Balls in their classes. They can be invaluable for use during pregnancy, labour and afterwards, especially for those with back, shoulder or pelvic pain. Many maternity units now provide them for use during labour…Read more

Lying on the Back – Read article

Postnatal Yoga Document – Read article

BWY Scotland – Read article

Yoga Scotland Pregnancy Guidelines – Read article

Yoga and Health Asana – Read article

Books we like on Yoga

  • The Yoga of Pregnancy by Mel Campbell
  • Preparing for Birth with Yoga by Janet Balaskas
  • Yoga and Breathing for Pregnancy and Birth by Susannah Dean
  • Yoga for Pregnancy by Wendy Teasdill
  • Awakening the Spine by Vanda Scaravelli
  • Breath: the essence of Yoga by Sandra Sabatini

Recommended books on Birth

  • Am I allowed?, Association for Improvements in Maternity Services (AIMS),
  • Birthing your Placenta: the Third Stage, AIMS,
  • Inducing Labour, AIMS,
  • Vitamin K and the Newborn, AIMS,
  • Group B Strep Explained, AIMS,
  • Birth & Beyond by Dr. Yehudi Gordon
  • New Active Birth by Janet Balaskas
  • Stand and Deliver by Emma Mahoney
  • Complete Book of Pregnancy by NCT & Daphne Maitland
  • Birth Without Violence by Frederick Leboyer
  • The Encyclopaedia of Pregnancy & Birth by Janet Balaskas & Yehudi Gordon
  • Alternative Therapies for Pregnancy & Birth by Pat Thomas
  • The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin
  • Easy Exercises for Pregnancy by Janet Balaskas
  • Birthing from Within by Pam England and Rob Horowitz
  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
  • Birth Reborn by Michel Odent
  • Gentle birth, Gentle mothering by Sarah J. Buckley
  • The Oxytocin Factor by Kerstin Uvnas Moberg
  • Orgasmic Birth by Deborah Pascali Bonaro
  • Placenta the Forgotten Chakra by Robin Lim
  • Seven Secrets of a Joyful Birth by Dominique Sakoilsky
  • Birth Stories for the Soul by Denis Walsh and Sheena Byrom

Books we like on Parenting

  • Connected Parenting by Jennifer Kolar
  • Three in a Bed, and Do Not Disturb, both by Deborah Jackson
  • Your Child Your Way by Tanya Byron
  • Tears and Tantrums by Aletha J. Solter
  • Saying No, Why its important for you and your child by Asha Philips.
  • How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish.
  • Raising Boys: Why boys are different – and how to help them to become happy and well balanced men by Steve Biddulph

Books we like on the postnatal period

  • The Food of Love by Kate Evans
  • Nightime Parenting and The Fussy Baby: How to Bring Out the Best in Your High-Need Child by William Sears
  • Birth Crisis by Sheila Kitzinger
  • Bestfeeding by Mary Renfrew, Chloe Fisher and Suzanne Arms
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League
  • What Mothers Do –especially when it looks like nothing by Naomi Stadlen
  • Baby Yoga by Francoise Barbira Freedman
  • No Cry Sleep Solution by Elisabeth Pantely
  • The Social Baby by Lynne Murray and Liz Andrews
  • Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding by Ina May

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