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Resources about childbirth, pregnancy and midwifery

Websites

www.midwife.org/About-Midwives

Information about midwifery, pregnancy, and caring for your baby from the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM).

www.childbirthconnection.org

www.evidencebasedbirth.com

Research-based information about pregnancy and childbirth. 

www.dona.org

Information about doulas (professional childbirth coach) from DONA International. 

www.capitalcitydoulas.com

Listing of local doulas from the greater Sacramento area. 

www.havenforbirth.org

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

www.spinningbabies.com

Information on optimizing the position of your baby. 

https://itsyoubabe.com/product/prenatal-cradle/

Pregnancy support garments for hips, back, belly, and more.

https://www.sacbfc.org/

https://www.llli.org/

Breastfeeding resources 

www.mothertobaby.org

Medications/supplements in pregnancy and breastfeeding 

www.postpartum.net

Postpartum support

Additional Preparation for Labor, Birth and Beyond

www.sacroot.com | www.birthworks.orgwww.hypnobirthing.comwww.hypnobabies.comwww.bradleybirth.comwww.lamaze.org

Books

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