Resources


Childbirth Links
Common Childbirth Procedures
Breastfeeding Links
Birth Related Videos and DVD Links:
Local Postpartum Support and Connections
Fertility Wellness
Products


Childbirth Links
Birth Options Alliance
( MD/DC area Midwives, Doulas, birthing centers)
www.birthoptionsalliance.org 

Maryland Birth Network
www.marylandbirthnetwork.com

Spinning Babies
Optimizing fetal positioning during pregnancy and birth
www.Spinningbabies.com

International Cesarean Awareness Network
http://www.ican-online.org/

Local Washington DC Metro Area Doulas:
Doulas who have completed the Blissborn childbirth course and are serving couples using birth hypnosis in the DC metro area.
Stephanie Jones CD (DONA): Certified Massage Therapist and certified doula
Kathy Peacock: BA,BSN CD(DONA): Critical care nurse and certified doula

For fathers or the birth partner
www.doulaforthepamperedmommy.com/id72.html


Common Childbirth Procedures

“What to do if water breaks before labor”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/advice-varies-on-what-to-do-when-an-expectant-mothers-water-breaks-before-labor/2011/09/26/gIQAWV1pZM_story.html

“The Push Paradox”
http://www.fitpregnancy.com/labor-delivery/labor-delivery/push-paradox?page=2

Fear of Birth Leads to Increase in Length of Labour
http://www.responsesource.com/news/72762/fear-of-birth-leads-to-increase-in-length-of-labour

Penny Simkin on Delayed Cord Clamping
http://youtu.be/W3RywNup2CM

5 Ways Pitocin is Different than Oxytocin
http://pregnancy.about.com/od/induction/a/pitocindiffers.htm

SKIN TO SKIN: A Vital Practice
http://www.birthingmagazine.ca/breastfeeding/100-skin-to-skin-a-vital-practice.html

Placenta encapsulation to beat the baby blues
http://vivantemidwifery.com/placenta.html


Breastfeeding Links

DC Breast Feeding Center
As of 7/23/2012 the website has a virus. Check their website at a later date.
www.dcbreastfeedingcenter.org

La Leche League
http://www.llli.org/

Bethesda Brastfeeding, LLC
Kathleen McCue can come to your house at any hour
http://www.bethesdabreastfeeding.com/

Kelly Mom
A “go-to” facebook page resource for any breastfeeding questions
http://www.facebook.com/kellymomdotcom

Hygeia breast pump
http://www.hygeiababy.com/

Baby Led Weaning
http://www.babyledweaning.com/

Milk Share
http://milkshare.birthingforlife.com/


Birth Related Videos and DVD Links

The Business of Being Born
http://www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com/

Birth as We Know it
http://www.birthasweknowit.com/trailer.html

Birth Into Being
http://www.birthintobeing.com/
Link to download film
www.birthintobeing.com/index.php/dvds/film-downloads

Orgasmic Birth – is a documentary that examines the intimate nature of birth, an everyday miracle, and the powerful role it plays in women’s lives when they are permitted to experience it fully.
http://www.orgasmicbirth.com/what-is-orgasmic-birth

Animated vaginal birth
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xath6kOf0NE

The Power of Touch – Mom’s Hug Revives Baby
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/38988444/ns/today-parenting/#.UA0JerRDxtA


Local Postpartum Support and Connections

DC urban moms- one of several local list serves for expectant moms and new parents.
Also a great way to help spread the word about Blissborn
http://www.dcurbanmom.com/jforum/forums/show/3.page

Happiest Baby on the Block
Calming reflex for newborns
Dr. Harvey Karp book, DVD and youtube.
http://www.happiestbaby.com/
http://www.youtube.com/user/thehappiestbaby?feature=watch 

PACE- 8 week support groups focusing on the first year of life
http://www.pacemoms.org/

24/7 Postpartum Support
http://www.postpartum.net/

Takoma Mamas
meets Wednesdays 2-4
Takoma Park Library
http://www.takomapark.info/library/

Parent blog with list of metro area kid activities
http://aparentinsilverspring.com/

Inspired by Finn- amber teething necklaces
http://hyenacart.com/stores/inspiredbyfinn/

Feldenkrais class with newborn
Feldenkrais Class by Baby Liv: Foundations of The Feldenkrais Method – Human Development
http://youtu.be/D9Ko7U1pLlg

Mothering Magazine
http://mothering.com/


Fertility Wellness

Heal from Within – Lisa Eaves
http://heal-from-within.com/

Pulling Down the Moon
http://www.pullingdownthemoon.com/

Maya abdominal massage
http://www.bodyandsoulhealingarts.com/

Fertility Yoga articles
When You Want To Have A Baby But Can’t
http://www.yogajournal.com/lifestyle/586
Fertile Ground
http://www.yogajournal.com/health/2557

Fertility Blog, Stirrup Queens by Melissa or “Mel the Stirrup Queen”
http://www.stirrup-queens.com/

Stirrup Queens:  Daily Blog to support IVF
http://www.stirrup-queens.com/a-whole-lot-of-blogging-brought-to-you-sorted-and-filed/general-infertility-and-treatment-room/


Products

Moby Wrap – Comfortable Baby Carriers and other great baby products
www.mobywrap.com

Ergo Baby – Baby Carriers and other baby products.
http://store.ergobaby.com/

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