Websites to Visit

Spinning Babies – fetal positioning for pregnancy and birth

KellyMom – everything you want to know about breastfeeding

Dr. Sears – Pediatrician, author of 30+ parenting books; has topics A-Z

BabyWearing International – local chapters that have meetups of baby wearing community; they usually have a bunch for you to try out and can meet local mamas

Mothering.com – magazine for natural family living

BabyCenter – download the app for weekly updates on your pregnancy

PennySimkin.com – Check out her 3R’s video.  Author, doula, childbirth educator, she has prepared >13,000 women for birth.  She wrote Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn.

Rethinkbirth.com -Spiritual, Holistic, Conscious Childbirth Resources

Iwasmadetodothis.com – Inspiration for Natural Pregnancy and Fear-Free Natural Childbirth

 

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External Links from Pregnancy Childbirth and Newborn Guide (from http://www.pcnguide.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/PCNGuide-2016_combined-PDF.pdf)

 

Preconception

 

Ch 2 – So Many Choices

  • Hospital Ratings (subjective)

 

Ch 3: Common Changes and Concerns

Transgender and gender nonconforming parents:

Survivors of childhood sexual abuse

Pregnancy after a previous loss:

 

Ch 4: Having a Healthy Pregnancy

Prenatal Testing

Genetic Carrier Testing

Substances to Avoid:

Environmental Hazards:

Workplace Hazards

Domestic Violence

 

Ch 5: Feeling Good and Staying Fit

 

Ch 6: Eating Well

 

Ch 7: When Pregnancy Becomes Complicated

 

Ch 8: Planning for Birth and Post Partum

 

Ch 9: When and How Labor Begins

Positive Videos about Birth

 

Ch 11: Labor Pain and Options for Pain Relief

 

Ch 12: Comfort Techniques for Pain Relief and Labor Progress

 

Ch 13: Pain Medications

 

Ch 14: When Childbirth Becomes Complicated

 

Ch 15: All About Cesarean Birth

 

Ch 16: What Life is Like for New Mother

 

Ch 17: When Postpartum Becomes Complicated

 

Ch 18: Caring for Your Baby

 

Ch 19: Feeding Your Baby and Ch 20: When Breastfeeding Becomes Challenging

About The Author

Jessica