before the birth

  • Evidence Based Birth – unbiased evidence-based perinatal information
  • Birth Network of Santa Cruz
  • Birth Network of Monterey
  • The First Forty Days by Ou, Greeven, Belger – part cookbook, part manifesto on the sacredness of rest immediately postpartum
  • Mama Natural – free site with a focus on natural, chemical-free, gentle parenting
  • The Birth Partner, 5th ed., by Simkin and Rohs – a labor-focused reference notable for its use of gender-neutral and -inclusive language
  • Natural Hospital Birth, 2nd ed., by Cynthia Gabriel – a good read while considering your birth plan
  • The Doula Book, 3rd ed., by Klaus MD, Kennell MD, and Klaus MFT LMSW – an answer to ‘but what does a doula do?,’ ‘but my spouse will be there,’ and ‘are there any medical benefits to having a doula?’ (Yes!)
  • Free Prenatal Yoga – check with your medical provider before starting any exercise routines


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