Articles, Research, Infographics, Ideas, and More!
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Dr. Jack Newman's
A wonderful video watchlist! A visual guide to breastfeeding, getting a good latch, positioning, donating, extended breastfeeding, and more.
La Leche League:
Breastfeeding A to Z
Dozens of topics related to breastfeeding - plus, find a local chapter or contact a LLL leader for more support!
Current evidence-based information, made accessible to families and birth professionals.
These up-to-date articles are extremely helpful for making informed decisions in pregnancy and birth.
Daily exercises for a more comfortable pregnancy and birth experience.
Optimal fetal positioning can help you to achieve an easier labor and birth.
Learn about healthy weight gain, what and when to eat, vitamins, supplements, and more.
What Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know About Cesarean Section
Learn about the benefits and risks of a Cesarean birth. What does the research say? How can you safely prevent a C-section? How does your choice of provider & birthplace effect your chance of a cesarean birth?
Worksheets & Checklists
Printable worksheets for
preconception, pregnancy, labor, childbirth, and
postpartum! This is an incredible FREE resource.
Childbirth education, planning worksheets, and much more - FREE!
A one-page list of important contacts for your birth team.
Pack with your birth kit!
Printable Sign for your front window or door. Decrease interruptions while you are resting and recovering, while gently establishing healthy boundaries with friends and family.
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale
User-friendly screening tool for PPD. A score of 10-12 or more is indication for further evaluation or treatment from your care provider.
If you feel that you are at high risk for postpartum mood disorders, it is recommended that you test yourself weekly.
This tool can help you to track your symptoms and discuss them with your care provider.
Questions to consider asking when choosing or interviewing your potential care providers.
Questions to consider asking when choosing or touring your potential birth place.
Dr. Brewer's diet was designed to decrease pre-eclampsia and other common pregnancy complications caused by malnutrition.The diet consists of 14 food groups. However, it can be summarized as starting with 4 basic components: 2600 calories, 80-120 grams of protein, salt to taste, and unrestricted weight gain.
Natural Strategies to Ease Pregnancy Discomforts
Drug-free remedies to many common pregnancy ailments & discomforts.
Counting kicks is a great way to get to know your baby and has been shown to reduce the occurrence of stillbirth, which occurs every 22 minutes in the United States. Most providers recommend you begin counting kicks in your 28th week of pregnancy, or at 26 weeks if you are high risk or pregnant with multiples. (You can also download the mobile app!)
These one-page visual birth plans are quick to read, easy to understand, and nurses love them!
Save yourself the extra hassle and schedule a consult with me! I will help you to review your options, and will create a customized PDF file just for you. (Included with all Birth Doula packages!)
A FREE text messaging program for pregnant/new parents. Get weekly messages with health advice, nutrition tips, resources, information about developmental milestones, and more. Download the app or text BABY to 511411.
A FREE app with printable worksheets, videos on breastfeeding, resource guides, and much more!
Count the Kicks
Counting kicks is a great way to get to know your baby and has been shown to reduce the occurrence of stillbirth, which occurs every 22 minutes in the United States. Most providers recommend you begin counting kicks in the third trimester.
to a Safer Birth
This free guide presents six simple steps that support your body in doing what it is designed so well to do — birth your baby. These Lamaze practices are grounded in extensive research and supported by the World Health Organization. Using them to guide your decisions before and during labor will help you have a safer and healthier birth—for both you and your baby.
Labor positions for relieving discomfort, aiding in relaxation, and helping labor to progress
Using a Rebozo