PREGNANCY & Birth Websites and handouts

Evidence Based Birth
Childbirth Connection
Aviva Romm MD Pregnancy and Birth Articles
Natural Remedies for Common Discomforts in Pregnancy by Molly Geisler
Transition to Parenthood
The Penny Simkin Channel for videos about pregnancy, birth, and postpartum

Information on impacts of medications & lifestyle

Medication Safety in Pregnancy
Mother To Baby Fact Sheets
LactMed Database


Kelly Mom
La Leche League
Medications and Breastfeeding Safety


Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast
Eats On Feets
Only The Breast

Holistic Health and Wellbeing

Environmental Working Group
Aviva Romm MD Website


***Fertility Friday Podcast: All About Fertility and Health
Aviva Romm MD Balancing Your Hormones



The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin
Real Food for Pregnancy by Lily Nichols
Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Penny Simkin
The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother by Heng Ou
The Informed Parent: A Science Based Resource for Your Child's First Four Years
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth


Why Not Home?


VBAC Information
International Cesarean Awareness Network

Research and studies supporting safety of out of hospital birth

Midwife-led Continuity Models Versus Other Models of Care for Childbearing Women
Outcomes of Care for 16,924 Planned Home Births in the United States
New Studies Confirm Safety of Home Birth With Midwives in the U.S.
Appendix: Birth Can Safely Take Place at Home and in Birthing Centers
Low-risk births just as safe at home as in hospital: McMaster study
Meta-analysis of the safety of home birth
Outcomes of planned home births with certified professional midwives: large prospective study in North America
Outcomes of planned home birth with registered midwife versus planned hospital birth with midwife or physician
Homebirth: An Annotated Guide to the Literature
Outcomes associated with planned place of birth among women with low-risk pregnancies

information on the benefits of birth doulas

Cochrane Review on Continuous Support for Women During Childbirth
DONA International's Benefits of a Doula


birth positive links!

OB Dances with Laboring Patients