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PREGNANCY RESOURCES
www.spinningBabies.com  -  Easier childbirth through fetal positioning
www.AskDrSears.com - Dr. Sears' official website

www.EvidenceBasedBirth.com - Research to make informed decisions

www.givingbirthnaturally.com - Evidence based childbirth education articles

www.mana.org- Midwifery Alliance of North America - News, definitions & resources

RECOMMENDED READING LIST
Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn (4th Edition): The Complete Guide
  --  by Penny Simkin, April Bolding, Ann Keppler, Janelle Durham, Janet Whalley
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
  --  by Ina May Gaskin
Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way
  --  by Susan McCutcheon
Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation
  --  by Pam England and Rob Horowitz
The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth
  --  by Henci Goer and Rhonda Wheeler
The Birth Partner: Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman Through Childbirth
  --  by Penny Simkin
Natural Childbirth After Cesarean: A Practical Guide
  --  by Karis Crawford and Johanne C. Walters



READING SPECIFICALLY GEARED FOR DADS

www.fatherstobe.org

www.empoweredpapa.com

Fathers to be Handbook by Patrick Houser

Be Prepared a Practical Handbook for New Dads - A humorous good read



BREASTFEEDING RESOURCES
www.Kellymom.com - provides answers to common breastfeeding questions

www.breastfeedinginc.ca - Jack Newman provides up-to-date breastfeeding

information to empower parents

www.themilkmeg.com- Breastfeeding information & support

www.abckidsinc.com/breastfeeding - Answers to many breastfeeding questions

www.therecoveryvillage.com/alcohol-abuse/alcohol-and-breastfeeding - alcohol and breastfeeding, what you need to know

Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding

  -- by Ina May

The Breastfeeding Book
  --  by William Sears M.D
Nursing Mother, Working Mother
  --  by Gale Pryor and Kathleen Huggins
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (La Leche League International Book)
  --  by Diane Wiessinger, Diana West and Teresa Pitman Workshop


 Postpartum Resources

Purplecrying.info-  Phrase used to describe the time in a baby's life when they cry more than any other time between the ages of 2 weeks & 3-4 months. 

Postpartum.net- PSI is dedicated to helping families suffering from postpartum depression, anxiety & distress.

Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family

- by La Leche League International 

The Wonder Weeks: How to Stimulate Your Baby's Mental Development and Help Him Turn His 10 Predictable, Great, Fussy Phases into Magical Leaps Forward

- by Frans X. Plooij & Hetty Van de Rijt

Zerotothree.org- Non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the healthy development of babies and young children. 

Happiest Baby on the Block 

- by Harvey Karp

www.secretsofbabybehavior.com - Experienced moms will help parents understand why babies behave the way they do and share tips to help parents cope with the ups and downs of this new and exciting time of life.