conscious conception and birth – resources, books


The following brief list of resources was compiled by faculty members and associated fellows of the Conscious Birth & Dying discipline of NEU’s School of Health & Wellness:

Axness, Marcy: Parenting for Peace: Raising the Next Generation of Peacemakers

Birth Without Boundaries (website with blog)

Busnel, Marie-Claire: Le Langage des Bébés, Savons-nous l’entendre?

Carman, Elizabeth & Neil: Cosmic Cradle: Souls Waiting in the Wings for Birth

Chamberlain, David:  The Mind of Your Newborn Baby; Windows to the Womb: Revealing the Conscious Baby from Conception to Birth

Church, Dawson: Communing With the Spirit of Your Unborn Child: A Practical Guide to Intimate Communication With Your Unborn or Infant Child

Correia, Inez:  The Impact of Television Upon the Unborn Baby, A Pioneer Study

Davis-Floyd, Robbie: Birth as an American Rite of Passage

Eliacheff, Caroline: A corps et à cris, être psychanalyste avec les tout-petits

Gosline, Andrea & Bossi, Lisa:  Mother’s Nature: Timeless Wisdom for the Journey into Motherhood

Graham, Colleen: Welcoming Baby, Parenting Before Birth

Grille, Robin:  Parenting for a Peaceful World

Hallett, Elisabeth:  Soul Trek: Meeting Our Children on the Way to Birth

Herbinet, Etienne:  D’amour et de lait

Hodson, Geoffrey:  The Miracle of Birth: A Clairvoyant Study of a Human Embryo

Houser, Patrick:  Fathers-To-Be Handbook

Huxley, Laura Archera: The Child of your Dreams

Karr-Morse, Robin & Wiley, Meredith:  Ghosts from the Nursery

Kitzinger, Sheila:  Homebirth and Other Alternatives to Hospital” & “Birth Crises

Klaus, Marshall & Phyllis:  Your Amazing Newborn

Leboyer, Frédérick:  Birth without Violence;  Le sacre de la naissance” & “Shantala

Lipton, Bruce:  The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles;  Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future (And A Way To Get There From Here)

Lokugamage, Amali:  The Heart in the Womb

Luminare, Carista:  Parenting Begins Before Conception: A Guide for Preparing Body, Mind and Spirit – For You and Your Future Child

Marc, Varenka & Olivier:  L’enfant qui se fait Naître

McCarty, Wendy:  Welcoming Consciousness: Supporting Babies’ Wholeness From the Beginning of Life

Nathanielsz, Peter:  Life in the Womb: the Origin of Health and Disease

Odent, Michel:  Primal Health: Understanding the Critical Period Between Conception and the First Birthday; and, Birth and Breastfeeding: Rediscovering the Needs of Women During Pregnancy and Childbirth

NEU Fellow, Laura Uplinger

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov:  Education Begins Before Birth; Hope for the World: Spiritual Galvanoplasty (

Relier, Jean-Pierre:  L’aimer avant qu’il naisse; Adrien ou la colère des bébés

Renard, Pierre:  Le Pouvoir Formateur de la Femme; L’univers de l’enfant avant la naissance, Apprenez à lui parler

Robbins, John:  Reclaiming Our Health: Exploding the Medical Myth and Embracing the Sources of True Healing

Szejer, Myriam:  Des mots pour naître” or “Talking to Babies in the Maternity Ward

Uvnäs-Moberg, Kerstin:  The Oxytocin Factor: Tapping The Hormone Of Calm, Love And Healing

Verny, Thomas:  The Secret Life of the Unborn Child

Wambach, Helen:  Life Before Life

Wilheim, Joanna:  O que é Psicologia Pré-Natal


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