Resources

This resource list is a work in process. Please let me know what you would love to see listed here. Updated April 2019.

For Parents:
Addiction in Pregnancy:
Addiction and Pregnancy: A Guide for Mothers Link

Becoming Pregnant:
This link is about using a menstrual cup to keep semen in place, for a higher chance of pregnancy. Its not a scientific article but many say it works! Link

Birth Control:

This website has a function to compare birth control methods side by side. It lists effectiveness, side effects, cost and more. https://www.bedsider.org/methods/side_by_side

Body Work:

Deep Tissue Massage; a practitioner who is comfortable working on the pregnant body. Will realign and stabilize in preparation for birth. Robby Cload http://equilibrium3.com/robby-cload/

Chiropractic care; a chiropractor who effectively and gently removes restrictions so the pregnant body can move freely at an affordable cost. Heather Iannelli https://www.chiropractickids.com

Craniosacral; I hear praises about Sandi Prantl’s work with babies and have seen babies look physically different after being aligned by her. https://m.facebook.com/Sandy-Prantl-113276968754057/

Breastfeeding:

Heres a website about weight loss in the newborn with breastfeeding. This article is simple enough for a sleep-deprived postpartum mom to take in and I agree with all of it. https://www.verywellfamily.com/weight-loss-in-the-breastfed-infant-431641

Cervix check:

If you’re interested in doing your own cervical check, this blog post will walk you through.https://www.babble.com/pregnancy/can-i-check-my-own-cervix-to-see-if-im-dilated-2/amp/

A website with lots of information about the cervix. http://beautifulcervix.com/cervix-photo-galleries/

Circumcision:
Information for Christian parents: https://www.wholechristian.org

GBS

Evidence-based birth, well researched information on GBS-https://evidencebasedbirth.com/groupbstrep/

Lactation Support

Michelle Emanuel is a Neonatal / Pediatric Occupational Therapist, and does great work with babies, especially those with anatomical issues https://www.tummytimemethod.com/
Supplementing and this ladys website is one that I totally trust.  Introducing Kellymom

Legal/Consulting, Birth Justice Organization: Elephant Circle

Placenta Encapsulation:

Should Christian mothers consume their placentas-https://www.beingfilled.com/2013/03/should-christian-mothers-eat-placentas.html?m=1

Low-income Resources:
Cradle Cincinnati has an extensive resource guide as well as an operator who can quickly point you in the right direction Cradle Cincinnati

Pregnancy Loss:

Elizabeth Ministries- they have miscarriage kits that can be used to treat the passage with dignity. http://shopelizabethministry.mybigcommerce.com/miscarriage-aids-2/

My forever child- sells mementos for after a loss https://myforeverchild.com

Big list of grief and loss resources http://babylosscomfort.com/grief-resources/

Earth Mama- they have a loss product line. This kit in particular looks like a nice gift. https://earthmamaorganics.com/products/healing-hearts-comfort-kit.html

Vitamin K

Evidence based birth, well researched information on Vitamin K-https://evidencebasedbirth.com/evidence-for-the-vitamin-k-shot-in-newborns/

For Birth Professionals:
Continuing Education:
https://www.hivece.com

Malpositioned Baby:
http://www.milescircuit.com/the-circuit.html
https://spinningbabies.com

Newborn Exam:

This is Stanford’s site of tons of pictures of normal and abnormal findings on Newborn Exams. I’ll say a preemptive, “Your Welcome”, now. https://med.stanford.edu/newborns/professional-education/photo-gallery.html

Pregnancy Loss:

Tips for caring for a stillborn infant. Includes guidelines for cleaning and preparing the body for parents to say goodbye. https://griefwatch.com/tips-for-caring-for-a-stillborn-infant/?SID=ut3cdkph04klg331rj6tisq642

Hearthside Perinatal Bereavement Care- this in an incredible online 12 part webinar series. Each one is $12 and is completely go at your own pace. It is done by a student homebirth midwife, is incredibly holistic, informative and worth the money! https://hearthsidecare.com/services-for-birth-professionals/webinar-series/

Huge list of resources:https://hearthsidecare.com/services-for-birth-professionals/webinar-series/webinar-bibliography-list/