Resources

My doula clients get the full list of my resources, including all my favorite local professionals for acupuncture, childbirth education, obstetric and midwifery care, massage, psychotherapy, and more.

However, the following awesome resources I freely share with anyone.

Some of the links below will take you to product pages for which I am an affiliate. I am required to state the following: as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. However, I only recommend products I have tested personally and would use for myself or my babies. Moreover, after paying for the cost of hosting this website, I am choosing to donate 100% of remaining income I gain through these links to Every Mother Counts, a four-star charity that funds initiatives focused on improving maternal health and outcomes in the most at risk populations in the United States and globally.

Check back frequently so you won’t miss new additions — including my upcoming recorded meditations for expecting parents!


The Pregnant Person’s Bill of Rights

This document clearly and succinctly lists your rights as a birthing person. I highly recommend printing one to bring with you to prenatal appointments and to your birth. Have your partner review it when you go over your birth plan together.


Breastfeeding Videos

How to attach your baby at the breast (& prevent nipple pain)

How to Hand Express Milk (this is an essential skill used to relieve engorgement, harvest colostrum, and shift towards weaning)

https://med.stanford.edu/newborns/professional-education/breastfeeding/hand-expressing-milk.html


Bookshelf & Website Recommendations

Ancient Map for Modern Birth by Pam England

Real Food for Pregnancy by Lily Nichols

Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH) – Birth Psychology – a place to learn about your baby’s brilliance even before birth, and to find resources for your own mental well being

Spinning Babies – pregnancy and labor techniques to promote healthy positioning

Evidence Based Birth – information to guide your choices for labor

National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers – for parents who want be informed about circumcison (also look for an article on circumcision from Evidence Based Birth when you click on the preceding link)

KellyMom – for lactating moms


Product Recommendations for Pregnancy &/or Labor


Products for Newborns & the Postpartum Period

The BEST postpartum pads ever! (You can thank me later)


Helplines

National Breastfeeding Helpline

1-800-994-WOMAN (9662)

Monday-Friday 9am-6pm

La Leche League Helpline

1-877-4LA-LECHE

(1-877-452-5324)

(Crisis Counseling -when you feel a desire to shake your baby) National Child Abuse Hotline

1-800-4-A-Child (1-800-422-4453)

childhelp.org

Postpartum Support International Warmline (not a crisis hotline)

1-800-944-4PPD (4773)

National Suicide Prevention Hotline (this IS a crisis hotline)

Dial 9-8-8


Abused Women Resources

Harmony House
( 561) 640 – 9844

2200 N. Florida Mango Rd., Ste  102, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Casa Vegso
Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA) (561) 265-3797

avdaonline.org


Teen Pregnancy & Parenting

Hannah’s Home

Hannah’s Home provides young single pregnant moms with two years of residential support plus ongoing mentorship in it’s Christian program. “Through counseling, life skills, and continuing education, we offer hope and transform lives.”

Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Teen Mentoring

HMHB offers an array of services to pregnant people and parents of infants, including a “Caps and Cribs” program in which you are paired with a professional woman who meets weekly with you to provide encouragement, support, and resources as you balance motherhood and school. https://www.hmhbpbc.org/mentor

Joann’s Cottage

A ministry of Place of Hope, “Joann’s Cottage provides professional case management, independent living services, parenting classes, access to quality medical care, and comprehensive support services to ensure the safety and well-being of the mothers and mothers-to-be. In addition to this, Joann’s Cottage offers consistent residential care, supervision, and healthy influences that strive to meet each girl’s physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and educational needs.”


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