Doula Resources

PREGNANCY

WHO Nutrition Guidelines for Pregnancy, Birth, and Breastfeeding

ACOG Nutrition Guideline for Pregnancy

PREPARING FOR BIRTH

Evidence Based Birth 

Evidence Based Birth Print Outs

Evidence Based Birth YouTube Channel

HypnoBirthing

The new specifications for the active phase of labor

Make sure your OB is following the recommended guidelines by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) for preventing cesareans

Interview with Whapio about rethinking the Pushing Stage

Whapio's Stages of Birth

Pam England, of Birthing From Within free audio downloads for parents

POSTPARTUM- Prepare for life with baby 

BREASTFEEDING

Stanford University Breastfeeding Videos

Le Leche League Decatur GA

Le Leche League Website

Kellymom Breastfeeding Resources

CLOTHES for BABY- Before baby comes make sure you wash all its clothes in plain water in a washing machine before putting them on the baby. New clothes have a finishing detergent on them, and hand me downs have whatever the other family used. There is always a chance on having an allergic reaction and starting fresh

HOME LIFE POST PARTUM

Dr. Karp's 5 S's: Swaddling, Swinging, Shushing, Sucking, Side Lying. These are the magic of soothing babies. Sometimes just need one or two while sometimes you need to enlist all 5. 

Can you take time to "lie in" after the birth? What is "lying in"? 

Start a Meal Train by having people sign up for bringing meals by during the first few weeks while your family adjusts to its new member. People will ask "what can I do?", this is an easy way to organize their offers of help. The paid version, that can organize various types of offers of support, is less than the cost of a meal.

Baby Sign Language Dictionary- The site has an extensive video gallery of signs useful for your baby to communicate with you. Teaching a baby to sign is as simple as making the signs for things like milk, hungry, ouch, and wet when you say them to your baby. Children have manual dexterity an average of 6 months before the verbal dexterity. My child signed to me "I hear birds outside" at 11 months. Most children are unable to speak full sentences until around ages 2 and 3.