Suggested Reading + Resources for Yoga and Meditation

Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by B.K.S. Iyengar

Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff

Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar

Yoga for Wellness by Gary Kraftsow

Links: – love this podcast and lots of great free resources here.


for Pre- and Postnatal

Active Birth by Janet Balaskas

Birthing from Within by Pam England and Rob Horowitz

Pushed by Jennifer Block

Ina May’s guide to childbirth

Yoga Mama, Yoga Baby by Margo Shapiro Bachman

The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin

Yoga Baby: Exercises to Help You Bond with Your Baby Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually by DeAnsin Goodson Parker

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer


Breastfeeding Made Simple by Nancy Mohrbacher and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding by Marianne Neifert



Chicago Volunteer Doulas

La Leche League International

Read some Birth Stories: Birth Takes a Village,

Birth Plan Guide – pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn

Simple Birth Plan outline – march of dimes

Guide for Packing Your Birth Bag

Evidence Based Birth

For research on birth, babies, etc., the Cochrane Institute

Articles Related to Pregnancy, Birth, & Postpartum

When should you bathe baby after birth? Delaying that first bath may be beneficial. Read more.

Childbirth Classes

Birthways Childbirth Preparation

Hypnobabies with Heather McCullough

Perinatal Contacts List

For more perinatal contacts click here. More info on local resources for massage, acupuncture, therapy, breastfeeding, and playgroups.