Community

Bay Area Resources

Local Resource Centers

Natural Resources--SF
Day One--SF
Birthways--Berkeley
Blossom Birth--Palo Alto

 

Homebirth, Birth centers
East Bay Homebirth Midwifery 
Bay Area Homebirth Collective
Sacred Birth Place--Oakland
Pacifica Family Maternity Center--Berkeley

 

Breastfeeding Support

East Bay Lactation Consultants

Dahlia Frydman-East Bay, IBCLC

Traci Massillon--SF, IBCLC

Beth Rees--SF,CLEC

Caroline Charpentier-Kerherve--SF, IBCLC 

Melitta Hoder--SF, IBCLC

Chris Pritchard--SF, IBCLC

 

East Bay Bodywork/Yoga
Anna Hurty--Dance for Birth 

Premsangha Prakasha--Yoga

Namaste Yoga Studios

Candace Palmerlee--Massage

 

SF Bodywork/Yoga

Britt Forhman--Yoga
Jane Austin --Yoga

Mindful Body--Yoga

Melitta Hoder--Massage

Patti Mills--Massage

 

East Bay Prenatal Chiropractic

Awaken Chiropractic

 

SF Prenatal Chiropractic

Kristine Hicks/More Mojo

Laura Sheehan

Christine Cantwell

 

East Bay Acupuncturists
Amy Mitchell

Manzanita Wellness
Jill Stevens

Portia Lee
Oakland Community Acupuncture

SF Acupuncturists

Jamie Goodman

Linda Gruber

Denise Bowden

Moss Acupuncture

Craig Marble

 

Photography
Martina Smolova

 

Postpartum Depression/Trauma Support

Phyllis Klaus

Meghan Lewis

Rachel Jenkins-Stephens

Gina McCarthy

Gina Hassan

 

Breast Pump Rentals

Amrit K. Khalsa, IBCLC
Janaki Costello, IBCLC
Day One

Natural Resources




 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Online Resources—Local and Beyond

General Childbirth/Parent Info
Aviva Fromm--All things Women's Health

Lamaze International
The Family Way
Mothering Magazine
Penny Simpkin
Birthing from Within
Bay Area Birth Information
Peaceful Parenting
Giving Birth With Confidence Blog
Holistic Pediatric Alliance

Gentle Parenting International

 

Cesarean and VBAC

International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)
VBAC.com
Woman’s Guide to VBAC
Cesarean Rates at your Hospital

 

Breastfeeding

La Leche League
Kelly Mom
Dr. Jack Newman
Motherlove
Breastfeeding Made Simple

 

Sleep

Dr. James Mckenna, the Mother-Baby Sleep Lab

Dr. Sears' 8 Parenting Tips for Baby's Sleep

 

Midwifery Associations

Citizens for Midwifery
California Association of Midwives
Midwives' Alliance of North America

 

Doulas

DONA International
San Francisco Doula Group
Doulas of the East Bay

East Bay Postpartum Doula Circle
Natural Resources
Birthways

 

Trauma and Birth

Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth

Postpartum Support HelpLine: 800-944-4773
 

Advocacy and Research

The Cochrane Library

Uppity Science Chick
Birth Psychology
Science and Sensibility
Childbirth Connection
Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS)
Primal Health Research
International Mother Baby Childbirth Initiative

Domestic Violence Support
National Domestic Violence Hotline
La Casa De Las Madres
The Riley Center



Homebirth Studies

**Home Birth: An annotated guide to the literature. Vedam, S. et al. University of British Columbia, 2011.
 

**Outcomes of planned home births with certified professional midwives: large prospective study in North America. Kenneth C Johnson, senior epidemiologist, Betty-Anne Daviss, project manager. BMJ. 2005 Jun 18;330(7505):1416.


Off the Bookshelf

Pregnancy and Childbirth
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth--May Gaskin

All books by Aviva Fromm

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering--​Dr. Sarah Buckley

Birthing From Within--Pamela England

Hypnobirthing--Mongden

The Heart In The Womb--Dr. Amali Lokugamage

Active Birth--Janet Balaskes

All books by Sheila Kitzinger
All books by Henci Goer
The Birth Partner--Penny Simkin
Gentle Birth Choices--Barbara Harper R.N.
Finding Movement in Fullness--Candice Garret

Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn--Simpkin

All books by Michael Odent

 

Baby
The Baby Book:  Everything you Need to Know About Your Baby From Birth to Age 2-- Sears
The No Cry Sleep Solution--Sears
Your Amazing Newborn--Klaus

The Mind of Your Newborn Baby--​Chamberlain

The Secret Life of the Unborn Child--Verny


Breastfeeding
The Nursing Mother's Companion--Huggins 
Ina May's Guide to Nursing--Gaskin
Breastfeeding Made Simple
The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers-- Newman
The Better Way to Breastfeed--Weiss

 

Trauma

When Survivors Give Birth--Klaus

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