Birth Resources

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This resource page is ever changing and growing…should you have any suggested additions, please let me know!

Books and websites I adore for pregnant folks:

Ina May Gaskin’s Guide to Natural Childbirth

The Birth Partner

Dr. Jack Newman’s Visual Guide to Breastfeeding

Has your caregiver sparked concerns? Perhaps you’ve heard words like “big baby,” “failure to progress,” “low fluid,””high risk,” or “induction?” Evidence Based Birth is a fantastic site that stays up to date with birth truths, not birth fears.

Laid Back Nursing

Wise Woman Herbal For The Childbearing Year

Birthing The Future (This is a fantastic list of resources for all things birth and parenting)

Spinning Babies (Information on the importance of fetal positioning for labor and birth, including techniques to move baby into an optimal position)

A great, empowering read if your baby is posterior.

Flipping a breech babe.

Perineal Massage Info & Instruction

Birthing Resources

Daily exercises that promote optimal fetal positioning.

Some natural remedies if you test positive for Group Beta Strep (use under doctor or midwife supervision).

All about the Rh Factor during pregnancy.

For those birthing in a hospital, If you do not hire a doula, please read this. Informed birth is empowered birth!

Birthing time preparation: Relaxation, rhythm, and ritual.

Comfort techniques during birthing time. (Also love this simple video to illustrate some comfort techniques.)

Information regarding vitamin K administered at birth.

Information regarding erythromycin eye ointment at birth.

Information regarding circumcision.

Estimating dilation without a vaginal exam.

How to avoid tearing.

Why delaying cord clamping is important.

Information regarding vaccinations.

A few VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) facts.

The best planned cesarean possible. (And here’s a great planned cesarean birth plan, ps-request that baby nurse in the OR during the stitching process).

The importance of the vaginal microbiome, and what to do if baby isn’t born vaginally.

Some lovely info (and tips) on asynclitic (head tilted to one side) babes.

Let’s talk about Stillbirth (because it’s still a birth and is to be acknowledged and honored)

Postpartum

Information regarding circumcision.

Preemie love.

Information on ingesting your placenta.

Wonderful evidence-based article on infant sleep aids.

My baby wants to eat again? Already? Welcome to the timeline of a breastfed baby.

Umbilical cord care.

Baby K’tan is my FAVORITE way to wear an infant. Check it.

How to use a Moby Wrap (or other cloth wrap).

How to use a Ring Sling.

How to freeze and thaw breast milk.

Help with diastasis.

Resources I adore for new parents:

Hand In Hand

The Baby Book

The Nursing Mother’s Companion

Working Without Weaning

Sleeping With Your Baby

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