Doulas

Doulas Association of Southern California
Doulas of North America


Photographers: Pregnancy, Birth, Baby, Family

Lauren Guilford Photography
Linnea Lenkus Fine Art Portrait Studios
Shoots and Giggles Photography
Margaret Gruesbeck


Documentaries

Born in the USA
The Business of Being Born
A Gentle Beginning: Birth With A Midwife


Articles and Studies

Safety of Birth Centers
National Birth Center Study II

The Cost of Having a Baby in the United States
Cost of Having a Baby Executive Summary


Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous Oxide at The Birthing Suite
Laughing Gas Brings More Smiles to Women in Labor
Cochrane Library Press Release on Nitrous Oxide

Water Birth

American College of Nurse Midwives Position Statement – Hydrotherapy During Labor and Birth
Water Birth International


Recommended Reading

Pregnancy and Childbirth Books:

Active Birth by Janet Balaskas
Birthing from Within by Pam England and Rob Horowitz
Birth Your Way by Sheila Kitzinger
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
Natural Pregnancy Book: Herbs, Nutrition and Other Holistic Choices by Aviva Jill Romm
Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn by Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley, and Ann Keppler
The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer
When Survivors Give Birth by Penny Simkin and Phyllis Klaus
Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must Be Fixed to Put Women and Children First by Marsden Wagner
Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care by Jennifer Block

Breastfeeding Books:

Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers by Nancy Mohrbacher, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett,  Foreword by Jack Newman                                                                                                                                                            The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins

Books About Baby:

Your Amazing Newborn by Marshall and Phyllis Klaus
The Baby Book, Revised Edition: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two by William Sears, Martha Sears, Robert Sears, James Sears
The Happiest Baby on the Block Director: Harvey Karp , M.D.

Sibling Preparation Books:

Baby on the Way by Martha Sears, William Sears
Hello Baby by Jenni Overend

Vaccination Books:

The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child by Robert W. Sears
Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parent’s Guide: How to Make Safe, Sensible Decisions about the Risks, Benefits, and Alternatives by Aviva Jill Romm


Pregnancy and Childbirth Websites

Birthtools.org
American College of Nurse Midwives
American Pregnancy Association
Childbirth Connection
Evidence Based Birth
Improving Birth
Spinning Babies

Breastfeeding Websites

kellymom
La Leche League
International BreastFeeding Centre