Lamaze International - promotes a natural, healthy and safe approach to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting. CIMS - Coalition for Improving Maternity Services. Citizens for Midwifery: A consumer group supporting midwifery; excellent information on midwives and midwifery care, as well as how to find a midwife. American Pregnancy Association - An extensive collection of information on all sorts of pregnancy and birth topics. Spinning Babies - Great for understanding optimal fetal positioning, how maternal positioning affects baby's position, and how baby's position affects labor and birth. Mama's Wellness Joint - Adult yoga, prenatal yoga, and workshops for the whole family. Group B Strep - Information on what it is, and what the current research says.
La Leche League International - A mother-to-mother helping group for breastfeeding. Kellymom.com - Great breastfeeding and parenting website. Good Latch pictures and tips! Isis Parenting-Breastfeeding Chat and Learn: Every Thursday at NOON. Chat with other breastfeeding moms and get your questions answered by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). It's FREE. Each week's interactive session will begin with a short presentation on a breastfeeding topic (such as: learning proper latch, pumping and storing milk, dealing with a fussy baby, and more), followed by Q&A with the IBCLC. You may chat with other nursing moms throughout, or just watch and listen.
Ask Dr. Sears -The famous pediatrician who is the go-to doc for many parents across the world. He has written books on every topic for parents and parents to be with a focus on raising secure children. Babywearer.com - Information on everything babywearing. Post Partum support and resources - Postpartum Support International is dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression, the most common complication of childbirth. We also work to educate family, friends and healthcare providers so that moms and moms-to-be can get the support they need and recover. You are not alone. You are not to blame. With help, you will be well. What is attachment parenting/gentle mothering/peaceful parenting/natural family living stuff? Short blog post with great links to the resources of each similar philosophy of parenting in a more primal/natural manner. Mothering.com - parenting website dedicated to giving information and support for families a little more naturally minded.
The power of touch- Babies who get more cuddles have their genetics changed for years, study shows. C-section Rates - Hospital midwives may mean lower C-section rates
Republished in part with kind permission from my Doula Mentor, the lovely and talented and Lori Daley. You can find her at www.delcodoula.com