Resources

Here you will find resources and links on: Books, Movies, Breastfeeding, Birth Info, Some Things to Consider, Interventions, Your Rights and Informed Consent, Doula Information... There is only so much information that I can share with you. Please take the time to educate yourself about your choices and don't stop here. I wish you the best on your journey. 

Videos that beautifully illustrate the essential role of a doula:
http://www.vimeo.com/17166340
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvmB96cRnaU

Do you want to become a doula? There are several wonderful doula training programs out there. To find out more visit:
www.doulatrainingguide.com

Birth Information and Support 
www.evidencebasedbirth.com
www.motherfriendly.org
www.transitiontoparenthood.com
www.waterbirth.org
www.birthingnaturally.net
www.vbac.com
www.pregnancyandbaby.com
www.sarahjbuckley.com/index.html
www.drmomma.org

www.happyhealthychild.com

Breastfeeding Information and Support 
www.kellymom.com
www.breastfeeding.com
www.llli.org


Recommended Readings
Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Harper
The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International
Birth Matters by Ina May Gaskin (or any other book by this author)

Hypnosis for Childbirth
More info coming soon...


Recommended Documentaries and Education Series
The Business of Being Born
What Babies Want
Orgasmic Birth
Birth into Being
MicroBirth
www.happyhealthychild.com

Some Things to Consider When Thinking About:

VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)
http://vbacfacts.com/13-myths-about-vbac/
www.vbac.com
http://www.ican-online.org/
www.ahrq.gov/clinic/tp/vbacuptp.htm
http://consensus.nih.gov/2010/images/vbac/vbac_statement.pdf
http://consensus.nih.gov/2010/vbac.htm


Cesarean Section
http://evidencebasedbirth.com/vbac/
http://www.ican-online.org/
www.associatedcontent.com/article/293272/risks_of_elective_csection_what_you_pg3.html?cat=25 

Circumcision
www.intactamerica.org
www.thewholenetwork.org
www.circumcisiondecisionmaker.com

Induction
http://evidencebasedbirth.com/evidence-on-inducing-labor-for-going-past-your-due-date/
http://evidencebasedbirth.com/evidence-for-induction-or-c-section-for-big-baby/
www.associatedcontent.com/article/109908/what_you_should_know_risks_of_labor.html?cat=52
www.associatedcontent.com/article/322231/labor_induction_inducing_risk.html?cat=52 

Birth and Common Interventions
http://pregnancy.about.com/od/laborbasics/ss/interventions.htm
http://www.birthinternational.com/articles/subjects.php?subject=bi
http://www.childbirthconnection.org/article.asp?ck=10182
http://childbirth.amuchbetterway.com/risks-of-childbirth-interventions/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1595040/
http://www.sarahjbuckley.com/articles/ultrasound-scans.htm
http://curezone.com/art/read.asp?ID=83&db=1&C0=1

Drug interactions and pregnancy
https://www.drugwatch.com/women/pregnancy/

Your Rights and Informed Consent
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/336692/10_things_you_your_prenatal_care_provider_pg2.html?cat=25
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/50580/free_your_mind_the_language_and_mindset.html?cat=25
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/408422/the_real_deal_what_to_expect_in_birth.html?cat=52
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/359235/know_your_rights_and_the_routine_hospital.html?cat=52

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