Once upon a time, long, long ago, before people like you and I had computers, I was spending many hours in university libraries in hot pursuit of research that would bolster my theory, based on clinical case material I had assembled over the years, that it was possible to remember events going back to birth, perhaps even before birth. Imagine my surprise when I discovered David's breakthrough research on reliability of birth memory in my Sunday newspaper! It was a feature about his report to the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis in Minneapolis.
BabyBabyOhBaby ~ Bonding with your Brilliant and Beautiful Baby Through Infant Massage,by David Stark. (DVD)
This gem is a triumph for all who participated in its making. Engaging words by Charlie Pearson warmly spoken by narrator Alyson Steel and clear images of real parents and real babies against an uncluttered background make this DVD by producer/film maker David Stark my favorite massage video of all time. It should be part of every baby shower registry.
Early this year, US Surgeon General Regina Benjamin issued a "Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding" that outlines steps that can be taken to The Call to Action identifies ways that families, communities, employers and health care professionals can improve breastfeeding rates and remove obstacles faced by women who want to breastfeed their babies. These include community expansion and improvement of programs that provide mother-to-mother support and peer counseling; health care systems ensuring that maternity care practices provide education and counseling on breastfeeding; and employers working toward establishing paid maternity leave and high-quality lactation support programs. The webpage includes an excellent collection of breastfeeding resource links.