This is a long post… because there is SO much to learn from the time pregnancy begins into the next chapter of postpartum you. With anything major in life- it’s best to have a team, support system, and resources by your side. Below are resources for pregnancy and postpartum – instagram accounts, One Down Dog teachers, and upcoming events for perinatal care.
Coming Up at One Down Dog
Online 6 Week Postpartum Series – 3/30 – 5/4 – Meeting in Motherhood: Community, Yoga, and Postpartum Support with Shana Kale & Joana Allis (For financial assistance, please email email@example.com)
Online Prenatal Teacher Training with Kim Ritley – 4/30 – 5/2 – Based on the idea that pregnancy is not an injury, this training aims to dispel some of the fear surrounding the very normal processes of pregnancy and birth. Let’s ask the question “How can they do the pose?” rather than “What poses can’t they do?”.
In House Perinatal Fam
Many of our teachers are also doula’s! Check these classes out regardless if you are pregnant, postpartum, or neither! All classes are for everyBODY.
Joana Allis – Trained as a prenatal yoga instructor and postpartum doula.
“As a postpartum doula, I offer postpartum prep during pregnancy; support groups for pregnant and postpartum people; education and workshops around birth and postpartum and in-person or virtual postpartum support (newborn care, resourcing, recovery support, emotional support, overall household and family well-being).”
Estevan Valdes – DONA trained birth doula, postpartum doula specializing in Mexican Traditional Medicine, Childbirth Educator, and offers placenta encapsulation. Services are offered as virtual prenatal visits, and in-person labor, birth, and postpartum care.
Kim Ritley – Our perinatal program leader. Offering an upcoming training, virtual support, and consultations alongside her regular teaching schedule.
Bobbi Erwin – Birth + Postpartum Doula available for in person near Los Angeles or virtually!
Samantha Jameson – Based in Michigan, the Detroit area. Birth + Postpartum Doula, as well as a Midwife Assistant. Pre and post natal yoga and Ayurvedic counseling. Available for in person and virtual support.
Online Birth Resources
Here are some favorite instagram accounts educating us on birth!
Los Angeles Midwives & Birth Resources
Regardless of location – these Los Angeles resources have wonderful informative accounts online as well!
Birth Oriented Book Recommendations
We have linked these directly to purchase from a Black owned bookstore!
Transformed By Birth by Ph.D. Britta Bushnell (inclusive language)
Should you leave this blog feeling like you need more guidance – head back to those teachers mentioned at the start. They were essential in building this resource list and the biggest birth advocates we know. Get in touch, ask questions, you’re not alone!