Links and References

Links to web sites

Alliance for Transforming the Lives of Children ( providing guidance about consciously conceiving, birthing and nurturing children

Association for Pre- & Perinatal Psychology and Health ( Psychological, emotional and social development of babies and parents from conception to infancy and the first year including the work of David Chamberlain

Australian Association for Infant Mental Health ( includes policy opposing controlled crying

Aware Parenting Institute ( Child rearing based on the work of Aletha Solter

Birthing The Future ( “If we hope to create a non-violent world we must begin with how we treat each other at the beginning of life” Suzanne Arms

Birth Works International ( Promotes safe and loving birth experience through education, introspection and confident action. Includes Data Bank on Primal Health set up by by Michel Odent

Building and Enhancing Bonding and Attachment ( a US centre for family healing and resolving early trauma run by Ray Castellino

Center for Creative Parenting ( Holistic preconception, prenatal and early parenting education service

Corethics - Comment on Reproductive Ethics (CORE) ( Comment and action on reproductive ethics especially new technologies and assisted conception. founded by Josephine Quintavalle

Foresight Preconception ( The Association for the Promotion of Preconceptual Care

Institute of science and society ( articles by Mae Wan Ho “Crystal Clear: Messages from Water”, “Organisms and Psyche in a Participatory Universe”, “Quantum Coherence and Conscious Experience”

National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers ( Making a safer world for children set up by the US National Organisation of Circumcision Information Resource Centers

The Metamorphic Technique ( a gentle touch at spinal reflex points on feet, hands and head, healing prenatal problems by supporting the life force within

Oxford Parent Infant Project. ( work informed by and based on attachment theory

Parenting Without Punishing ( Growing and learning in democratic discipline. Norm Lee

Primal Health ( Primal Health Research Data Bank

Project NoSpank ( “As long as the child will be trained not by love but by fear, so long will humanity live not by justice but by force”

Stop Infant Circumcision Society ( Opposing the routine sexual mutilation of infants

WAVE Trust ( Worldwide Alternatives to Violence: researching and promoting effective programmes to prevent child abuse

YoungMinds ( Committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people

Other references


The Secret Life of your Cells by Robert B Stone
The Seven Daughters of Eve by Bryan Sykes
Planning for a Healthy Baby by Belinda Barnes & Suzanne Gail Bradley
Messages from Water by Masaru Emoto
The Secret Life if the Unborn Child by Thomas Verney
Birth without Violence by Frederick Leboyer
The Mind of your New Born Baby by David Chamberlain
Touching: the Human Significance of the Skin by Ashley Montague
The Continuum Concept by Jean Leidloff
Remembering our Home by William Emerson
Scientification of Love by Michel Odent
The Aware Baby by Aletha Solter
Tears and Tantrums by Aletha Solter
Holding Time by Martha G Welch
Why Love Matters by Sue Gerhardt  
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer byTracy Hogg
Magical Child by Joseph Chiltern Pearce
Benjaya’s Gifts by M’haletta & Carmella B’Hahn
Hannah’s Gift by Maria Housden
A Labour of Love by Humphries and Gordon
The Field by Lynne McTaggart
The Global Brain Awakens by Peter Russell


It Wont Hurt Forever: guiding your child through trauma by Peter Levine (available from Amazon)


Being with Babies: what babies are teaching us: vol 1 & 2 by Wendy Anne Mc Carty
From Conception to Crawling: foundations for developmental movement: by Annie Brook
Ultrasound Unsound by Beverley A L Beech & Jean Robinson (available from AIMS)


Mother Kangaroo distributed by UNICEF
Birth into Being by Tatyana and Alexei Sargunas; distributed by Global Maternal/Child Health (available from Birthing The Future)
Babies Know More Than You Think: with David Chamberlain and Suzanne Arms; distributed by Touch the Future (available from Birthing The Future)
The Psychology of Birth: an invitation to intimacy: by Elmer Postle; distributed by Owl Productions (available from Birthing The Future)


New reasons and new ways to study Birth Physiology by Dr Michel Odent

Bioenergetic Crisis Work with Traumatised Babies by Thomas Harms
The Psychological Importance of Pre and Perinatal Life by BarbaraFindeisen

run by the Alliance for Transforming the Lives of Children (

Organisms are made of Water by Mae Wan Ho
The Extended Mind by Rupert Sheldrake

Links and References
A Voice for Babies ©Lesley Downie