Resources

Childbirth Connection

For over 100 years, Childbirth Connection have provided information and advocacy to improve the maternal health system in the U.S.  A great online resource for basic information on pregnancy, birth, and evidence-based information on best practice in planning a healthy pregnancy and birth.

Evidence Based Birth

Evidence Based Birth‘s vision is to ensure that one day every pregnant person around the world will experience only the highest standard, most respectful and empowering childbirth care possible.  Their mission is to raise the quality of childbirth care globally, by putting accurate, evidence based research into the hands of families and communities, so they can make informed, empowered choices.

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

http://www.pcnguide.com/ This is the website companion to the award-winning book Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Penny Simkin, PT; Janet Whalley, RN, IBCLC; Ann Keppler, RN, MN; Janelle Durham, MSW, ICCE, LCCE; and April Bolding, PT,DPT,CCE,CD

Breastfeeding

The Alameda County Breastfeeding Coalition works to ensure all families and their healthcare providers, childcare providers, community and public health services have support for breastfeeding to help all babies get the best start in life.

http://www.llli.org/ Find a lactation consultant, breastfeeding support group and tons of free breastfeeding tips and resources on La Leche League International’s website.

http://www.blueflaxbirth.com/breastfeeding/ Erin Pence is a doula, childbirth and breastfeeding educator supporting families in the East Bay.

Post-partum

http://www.postpartum.net/ You’re never alone with support and resources available at Post-partum Support International.

Local San Francisco & East Bay Resources

For a list of local Resources for Expectant Moms, click here.