Resources about childbirth, pregnancy and midwifery
Information about midwifery, pregnancy, and caring for your baby from the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM).
Research-based information about pregnancy and childbirth.
Information about doulas (professional childbirth coach) from DONA International.
Listing of local doulas from the greater Sacramento area.
Provides support during pregnancy and postpartum with a specific focus on working with BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color). Support includes sliding scale doula services, chiropractic, massage, lactation services, and health/fitness classes
Information on optimizing the position of your baby.
Pregnancy support garments for hips, back, belly, and more.
Medications/supplements in pregnancy and breastfeeding
Additional Preparation for Labor, Birth and Beyond
The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth by Genevieve Howland
Mindful Birthing by Nancy Bardacke
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
Comfort Measures for Childbirth by Penny Simpkin
The Birth Partner by Penny Simpkin
The Labor Progress Handbook by Penny Simpkin
Natural Pregnancy Book by Aviva Romm
The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer
The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger
Mind over Labor by Carl Jones