A perk of hiring a doula, is having access to her never-ending list of resources in the Twin Cities and beyond! This list is ever evolving so if there's something you want to know more about or cannot find, let me know!
Books I Love
Start and end your pregnancy with Ina May's empowering birth stories. They will help calm your nerves and remind you that your body is made to give birth and your body and baby are working together.
Anytime a partner is feeling uneasy or simply wants more information I recommend this book. It's a great starting place with so many helpful hints to help the birther find new positions to labor and birth in, and much, much more!
Wonderful breastfeeding resource to read as you're bonding with your new baby those first few weeks.
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding – Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, Teresa Pitman (La Leche League)
This is my new favorite books. I wish I could give it out to every pregnant person I meet because it's that awesome!
Enchanted Lives, Magical Beginnings - Deepak Chopra
Many parents want to have some sort of resource about baby's first year or two, aside from the internet. This book will help empower you to listen to your intuition about your baby and ask for guidance or identify something that is completely normal. The Baby Book - By the Sears family of Doctors
Sleep. Will you ever be able to again? YES! Of course you will! There are a number of great sleep books out there. This is La Leche League's newest addition, specifically focusing on the breastfeeding duo. Sweet Sleep - Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, Linda J. Smith, and Teresa Pitman
Websites to check out:
Balancing, physically and emotionally
Mama Aligned – Restorative Exercise™
Healthy pregnancy starts with the food you eat! Outside of eating healthy, it is also important to be ingesting enough of the important food groups especially protein, calcium, iron, and folic acid. The Brewer Diet encourages ingeseting about 75-100 grams of protein or more a day. This may seem like an awful lot but trust me, as soon as you become aware of the posibilities, you are golden! Even vegetarians can achieve this goal! I recently came across this site and am excited to explore further.
Grief and Loss
Acupressure Points Videos to Induce Labor
Circumcision (be sure to read through the comments)
Minnesota Lactation: Connecting Breastfeeding Families to Lactation Experts
Laying In - 5/5/5 Rule
Ceserean Recovery - gentle exercises for after birth
What a new family needs - Send this to friends and family
Sex and the Postpartum Couple