Resources & Links
Click Here to Download Labor Support Info for Partners (pdf)
San Marcos Doulas Website
Loving Kindness for the Journey Ahead
Evidence Based Birth
Giving birth based on Best Evidence: This website helps clarify many choices surrounding birth and gives parents a place to go for evidence based scientific research.
Breastfeeding and parenting super website/blog with lots of great information on the specifics of breastfeeding.
Naitre Enchantée, un film de Magali Dieux
The link above will take you to a beautiful French birth video. It demonstrates what is possible when you accept the pain of birth and go with the flow. While we may not all have such a birth, we can all learn from the mother's calmness and openness to do what it takes in the moment.
March of Dimes Article – Why the last weeks of pregnancy count?
The link above will take you to an important article on the March of Dimes website. It is particularly important for mamas to read if they are thinking about scheduling an induction.
For information about waterbirth.
Ask Dr. Sears
Great resource for breastfeeding and attachment parenting.
Certified Professional Midwife Study
The link takes you to the largest study ever performed on North American Certified Professional Midwives and was published in the British Medical Journal.
Homebirth: What Are the Issues?
The link above takes you to a wonderful article published in Midwifery Today. Several references are cited following the article.
Citizens for Midwifery Fact Sheets on Homebirth
Reference guide for homebirth
Giving Birth Naturally
Natural birth support and information
International Cesarean Awareness Network
ICAN works to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).
A Butcher's Dozen by Nancy Wainer
This is a wonderful article in Midwifery Today that dispels the myths about VBAC and exposes the politics in the maternity system through the author's own personal experiences. Nancy Wainer is a midwife, childbirth educator, writer, and woman's advocate who coined the term "VBAC."
Benefits of Placenta Encapsulation
The link above will take you to a site/blog that provides research and articles about the benefits of placenta encapsulation.
Circumcision Information and Resource Pages
Internet resource guide with information about all aspects of circumcision
Weston A. Price Foundation
The Weston A. Price Foundation is a nonprofit nutrition education foundation.
Ina May Gaskin
The link above will take you to Ina May's site. She is a midwife, an author, activist, and innovator. She is a wonderful woman and one of my all-time heroines.