Evidence Based Birth
Evidence Based Birth is a fantastic resource for information about common pregnancy and birth related tests, procedures, and conditions. They offer evidence and research based articles on many topics, and references on where to learn more!
International Breastfeeding Center
One of the best resources for all things related to breastfeeding. Don’t put off becoming familiar with this site until your little one has arrived and you are in need of help. View videos on what a good latch looks and sounds like, while still pregnant, so you are set up for success!
Mother to Baby
This resource provides information on the safety of medications and supplements for both you and your baby during pregnancy and while lactating. You can ask by text for the research on any medication and find information on whether it’s safe to take, or if there’s a safer alternative.
How to Conceive Naturally and Have a Healthy Pregnancy after 30.
An excellent guide to learn how to care for your body, enhance conception, and achieve a healthy pregnancy.
SUGGESTIONS FOR NEW PARENTS
The Vaccine Friendly Plan, by Dr. Paul Thomas
This book is definitely a favorite of mine and is about SO much more than vaccines! You will learn how to build a healthy immune system in your baby, from pre-conception through early adulthood. Dr Paul’s alternate vaccine schedule is the most scaled back I’ve seen and he claims there’s been no incidence of autism in his pediatric practice since it’s implementation in the 1990’s.
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth
Ina May is one of the matriarchs of the resurgence of midwifery care and home birth in the USA. She thoughtfully shares her decades of birth experience and wisdom in this superb guide to natural childbirth. A must read!
The Birth Partner, by Penny Simpkin
This is a great book for anyone supporting you at your birth! It provides all the information you need on what to expect during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, along with helpful tips for supporting the birthing mother.
The Essential Homebirth Guide, by Jane Drichta, CPM
A wonderful guide to help prepare for home birth, whether this is your first baby or your sixth!
PREPARING FOR A HEALTHY AND HAPPY POSTPARTUM
The First 40 Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother
This book is full of delicious and nutrient rich meals to help your body recover from birth as well as ramp up milk production!
The Fourth Trimester, by Kimberly Ann Johnson
Preparing for the postpartum period – The fourth trimester, is oh so important! This book is a guide to healing your body, balancing your emotions, and restoring vitality.