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

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

Maryland Birth Network

Spinning Babies
Optimizing fetal positioning during pregnancy and birth

International Cesarean Awareness Network

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

Common Childbirth Procedures

“What to do if water breaks before labor”

“The Push Paradox”

Fear of Birth Leads to Increase in Length of Labour

Penny Simkin on Delayed Cord Clamping

5 Ways Pitocin is Different than Oxytocin

SKIN TO SKIN: A Vital Practice

Placenta encapsulation to beat the baby blues

Breastfeeding Links

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

La Leche League

Bethesda Brastfeeding, LLC
Kathleen McCue can come to your house at any hour

Kelly Mom
A “go-to” facebook page resource for any breastfeeding questions

Hygeia breast pump

Baby Led Weaning

Milk Share

Birth Related Videos and DVD Links

The Business of Being Born

Birth as We Know it

Birth Into Being
Link to download film

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.

Animated vaginal birth

The Power of Touch – Mom’s Hug Revives Baby

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

Happiest Baby on the Block
Calming reflex for newborns
Dr. Harvey Karp book, DVD and youtube. 

PACE- 8 week support groups focusing on the first year of life

24/7 Postpartum Support

Takoma Mamas
meets Wednesdays 2-4
Takoma Park Library

Parent blog with list of metro area kid activities

Inspired by Finn- amber teething necklaces

Feldenkrais class with newborn
Feldenkrais Class by Baby Liv: Foundations of The Feldenkrais Method – Human Development

Mothering Magazine

Fertility Wellness

Heal from Within – Lisa Eaves

Pulling Down the Moon

Maya abdominal massage

Fertility Yoga articles
When You Want To Have A Baby But Can’t
Fertile Ground

Fertility Blog, Stirrup Queens by Melissa or “Mel the Stirrup Queen”

Stirrup Queens:  Daily Blog to support IVF


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Ergo Baby – Baby Carriers and other baby products.

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