Pregnancy and Birthing Websites:

Childbirth Connection – The original Resource for Evidence Based Care

Choices in Childbirth – Promotes informed choices through advocacy and FREE events

Nurse-Family Partnership – A Nation-wide service geared towards improving the health of low income, first time mothers

WIC NY – Women, Infants, Children NY program; uses need base to offer support of breastfeeding

Baby Buggy – A non-profit charity organization geared towards recycling and redistributing baby items

DONA International – Doulas of North America

NY Home Birth Midwives – Information on home birth and a listing of home birth midwives in our area

The Bradley Method – Further Bradley Method Information, by the AAHCC – American Academy of Husband Coached Childbirth

Birthing From Within – Birthing from Within classes, resources, and events

Lamaze International – Lamaze practices, philosophy, classes and more

Orgasmic Birth – Inspiring birth stories and information about a new birthing mindset

The Business of Being Born – More information about the film and birth. See it on netflix now at: BBB Movie

ICAN – International Cesarean Awareness Network, resources on Cesarean and VBAC

Mothering Magazine – Covers topics and resources on birth, postpartum, and parenting

Reading:

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskins

Birthing From Within by Pam England

The Birth Partner, 3rd Edition by Penny Simkin and Ron Horowitz

The Birth Book by Dr. William Sears, and Martha Sears, R.N.

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Better Birth by Henci Goer

Pushed by Jennifer Block

Breastfeeding and Beyond:

La Leche League Manhattan – FREE Breastfeeding support through Manhattan meetings and leader contacts

La Leche League International – Breastfeeding Answers from LLL, including live forums

Kellymom – Evidence based information on Breastfeeding & Parenting

Newman Breastfeeding Clinic – Addresses many Breastfeeding issues and how to solve them, including actual videos

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, 8th Edition, by La Leche League International

Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding, by Ina May Gaskins

The Nursing Mother’s Companion, 5th Edition by Kathleen Higgins

The Baby Book, 2nd Edition by Dr. William Sears, and Martha Sears, R.N.