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Pregnancy, birth and beyond


Australian Breastfeeding Association

Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond website is an up to date and extensive source of information on pregnancy, birth and parenting.

Spinning Babies provides tips and information to get your baby into the best position to give birth.

Optimal Fetal Positioning was a term coined by Jean Sutton and Pauline Scott to describe how to encourage the unborn baby to settle into the most effective position for labour and birth.

Debra Betts is an internationally renowned acupuncturist. She has generously provided a free downloadable booklet (PDF) demonstrating how to locate acupressure points and when to use them for before and during labour.

Pinky McKay is the best-selling author of Sleeping like a Baby, 100 Ways to Calm the Crying, Parenting by Heart, and provides excellent, practical advice on parenting.

Dr Sarah Buckley is a medical doctor and author of Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering – Dr Sarah Buckley

Janet Balaskas, the founder of Active Birth, has been training birth professionals for more than 3 decades, influencing birth education and midwifery practice throughout the UK and internationally. Her book

The New Active Birth is a must read if you want an active birth.


Sheila Kitzinger was an authority on natural childbirth and author on Childbirth and Pregnancy. I highly recommend her book The New Pregnancy and Childbirth.

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