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Women's resources

Websites, books and other things to totally nourish your life as a woman

Well woman resources

(For pregnancy and postnatal specific resources go here.)

 

For my NEW video series on Cyclical Yoga for different energy levels / seasons, visit here.

 

For 30 minute guided relaxation track by Tessa go to download's page.

 

Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom by Christine Northrup - Insightful and indispensible!

 

Yoni Shakti (Womb Power) by Uma Dunsmore-Tuli - Fantastic stories and practices.  See www.wombyoga.org for a list of womb yoga teachers and events.

 

Vagina; A New Biography by Naomi Wolf - Every girl 'coming of age' should read this! Fascinating information from research presented in accessible style including stuff  you really need to know about your own vagina anatomically, historically and politically speaking

 

Wild Genie by Alexandra Pope - Re-think your relationship to your cycle!

 

Misconceptions: Truth, Lies and The Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood by Naomi Wolf - An insight into a range of experiences, not the 'honey-coated' or factual version pregnancy books provide. A good one if you don't want to be 'optimistically in denial' about birth!

 

How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran - Easy, funny, thought-provoking read

 

Menstruation:

Menstrual cups - recommended for use instead of tampons that absorb all the juices, not just menstrual blood. See tampons vs mooncup rap at www.mooncup.co.uk, but be aware that there are other makes. E.g. see www.earthwisegirls.co.uk (also eco-friendly reusable pantyliners)

 

See Alexandra Pope's work on the spirituality of menstruality: www.womensquest.org for events and workbook, and more at www.wildgenie.com

 

Good articles on menstrual health and hormones at www.theredweb.org

 

Fertility / Birth control:

Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler (how to chart your cycle to conceive / not conceive - see also www.tcoyf.com) - very useful to know when you conceived in case of going overdue and being confident about not being induced early

 

The Pill: Are you sure it's for you? by Jane Bennett & Alexandra Pope

 

For ovulation charts and much more: www.fertilityfriend.com 

 

Red Tent movement:

Formed as a result of the 'can't put it down' book Red Tent by Anita Diamant, Red Tents are places where women can meet monthly, as they would traditionally have done in many cultures on the New Moon, to share experiences and celebrate the passing of events such as menarche.

 

Trailer for "Things we don't talk about" Red Tent Movement trailer on You Tube

 

Site for finding a Red Tent in your area (UK) http://redtentdirectory.com/

 

Come to the Caversham Red Tent

 

Red tent in Caversham, Reading

For online courses on menstruality and menopause, I recommend Alexandra Pope's Red School.

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