An ongoing compilation of local and national resources on pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and breastfeeding. Please feel free to recommend other additions, contact us.
Research demonstrates that having a doula or labor coach at your birth shortens labor time, decreases mom’s perception of pain and yields births with less interventions (including c-sections). Some great information on doulas:
Doulas of North America
Penny Simkin Author, Doula, Childbirth Educator, Birth Counselor
Other Prenatal Massage Resources
Body Therapy Associates. Based in San Diego, Body Therapy Associates provides one of the most rigorous trainings in North America for massage therapists wanting to work with pregnant and postpartum women.
Going Ga-Ga. Another prenatal Massage Therapist, Brenda Goodell. She’s amazing, smart and safe. Check her out!