Resources

Recommended Websites and Reading

This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources on the internet or in the library, and you may use these resources for their own information and education. Always check with your care provider for your pregnancy concerns. Doula for Birth is not responsible for the external content of the websites.  Please feel free to visit any of the links listed below, all links are in bold.

Doulas:     www.dona.org

DONA International is the largest Doula organization in the US & International.

Safe Prevention of the Primary Cesarean Delivery

The Birth FACTS website  contains free handouts regarding issues in childbirth and pregnancy to support women in making decisions for the birth they desire. Topics include:

Healthy Birth Practices

Breastfeeding Support:

www.lalecheleague.org

La Leche League International helps mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

www.iblce.org

International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners

International Lactation Consultant Association, A worldwide network of lactation professionals.

www.bfmed.org

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is dedicated to the promotion, protection and

support of breastfeeding and human lactation.

www.ibfan.org

International Baby Food Action Network consists of public interest groups working around the world to reduce infant and young child morbidity and mortality.

www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Topic: Breastfeeding

www.kellymom.com

Kelly Mom is an independent website with information on breastfeeding & parenting.

www.nursingmothers.org

Nursing Mothers Counsel.  NMC is a non-affiliated, non-profit organization whose goal is to help mothers and their babies enjoy a relaxed and happy feeding relationship

www.aap.org

American Academy of Pediatrics

International Breastfeeding Centre (Canada)

Uninterrupted Skin to Skin Contact Immediately after Birth (Research article)

Car Seat Safety:

www.safekidstulsa.com

Link through the Children’s Hospital of St. Francis, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Support Groups:

www.tulsamoms.org

Mothers of Multiples Group.  If you have multiples, or are expecting multiples, we are the place for you!