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Every woman and family expecting the birth of a new child have so many decisions to make. This article presented by Childbirth Connections, will explain why informed decision making is so important, as well as teach you how to make informed decisions about your pregnancy, birth, and beyond.
Visit this website to access up to date, evidence based information on several birth topics including evidence on water birth, doulas, breech version, due date, pain relief techniques, and more.
Author of The Birth Partner, doula, and birth educator, Penny Simkin has decades of experience working with mothers and laboring women. On this website you will find many helpful articles and handouts including comfort techniques during labor and how to have the best cesarean possible.
Get in touch with your creative side, and enjoy this birth affirmation coloring book filled with fun designs and affirmations to keep you calm, and in a positive state of mind for your pregnancy.
Every childbearing woman has specific rights, learn what they are with this easy to read PDF presented by Childbirth Connection.
For any woman who plans to try breastfeeding, Breastfeeding USA provides a comprehensive list of evidence based articles exploring all things breastfeeding.
Put out by Lamaze International, Giving Birth with Confidence is a blog style website that has many evidence based articles on a variety of topics including parenting, birth, breastfeeding, and lamaze.
Informed decision making is as easy as using your brain! Here is a handout to help you when using your B.R.A.I.N.
Postpartum Support international is a website dedicated to helping women in the postpartum period. Visit this website to learn more about depression and anxiety in the postpartum period, as well as to find invaluable resources that can help you get through the sometimes difficult postpartum period.
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WIC, standing for Women, Infants, and Children, is a federal program to assist low-income households with nutrition education, breastfeeding, supplemental food and more.
Interested in hiring a doula but not exactly sure what you are looking for? This DONA guide for parents breaks it into a few simple to follow steps, and includes a list of questions to ask your potential doulas.
"Babywearing is the practice of keeping your baby or toddler close and connected to you as you engage in daily activities through the use of one of a variety of types of baby carriers." Babywearing International is a non-profit organization that promotes babywearing education, and safety practices.