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Resource Guide

Here you will find an ever-growing list of resources for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

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If you know of a resource that you think should be on this list, contact me! This list is crowdsourced and always being added to.

Local Resources

Birth Classes

Amma (including online classes)


Childbirth Collective

Everyday Miracles


Contact me for personalized childbirth education course recommendations!

Online Resources

Medical pain management guide (created for Regions Hospital, but applicable for all)

Spinning Babies

Evidence Based Birth

Lactation Resources


La Leche League

HealthPartners Breastfeeding Center

Human Milk Banking Association of North America (milk donation)

Human Milk 4 Human Babies (milk donation)

InfantRisk (information on breastfeeding and medical conditions/medications)


Mental Health Resources

Crisis Support

Crisis Text Line: text START to 741741

First Candle: 1-203-966-1300

COPE Line: (516) 364-COPE (2673)

Postpartum Support International

Postpartum Progress

Park Nicollet Postpartum Mood Disorder Resource Guide


Book List

Underlined titles currently in my lending library

Your Pregnancy and Childbirth Month to Month by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Active Birth by Janet Balaskas

A Holistic Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth by Deepak Chopra

Birthing From Within by Pam England & Rob Horowitz

Natural Hospital Birth by Cynthia Gabriel

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin

The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer​

Medications and Mothers' Milk by Thomas Hale

The Fourth Trimester by Kimberly Ann Johnson

The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp

Pregnancy Sucks by Joanne Kimes

This Isn't What I Expected by Karen R. Kleiman & Valerie Davis Raskin

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International

The Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby's First Year by The Mayo Clinic

Body Full of Stars by Molly Caro May

A Child Is Born by Lennart Nilsson & Lars Hamberger 

The First Forty Days by Heng Ou

The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley

Pregnancy and Birth by Teresa Pitman & Joyce Barrett

The Natural Pregnancy Book by Aviva Jill Romm

The Baby Book by William Sears et al.

The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin

Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn by Penny Simkin

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