Family resources through a doula lens.

The nature of being a doula is based around family-centered support.  Not every family needs the same exact kind of support and referrals, and so I have carefully selected a variety of resources to help you along your journey.  

This list holds some of my favorite general resources I've curated together with you in mind.

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Etsy Digital Download resources for those preparing for birth and postpartum, created by a Doula and Student Midwife.

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For pregnancy, birth preparation, postpartum healing, and parenting.

 

Books for Adults

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Awakening Fertility

By Heng Ou

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Hypnobirthing

By Michelle Leclaire O'Neill

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Guide to Breastfeeding

By Ina May Gaskin

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The Wonder Weeks

By Hetty van de Rijt & Frans X. Plooij

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Nurture

By Erica Chidi Cohen

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Birthing From Within

By Pam England & Rob Horowitz

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Cribsheet

By Emily Oster

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The Tao of Montessori

By Catherine McTamaney

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The Birth Partner

By Penny Simkin

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The First Forty Days

By Heng Ou

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Montessori from the Start

By Paula Polk Lillard & Lynn Lillard Jessen

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The Joyful Child: Montessori, Global Wisdom for Birth to Three

By Susan Mayclin Stephenson

Books for Children

Varying in developmental appropriateness for ages 1.5 -12 years.

 
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Baby on the Way

By William and Martha Sears & Christie Watts Kelly

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What Makes a Baby

By Cory Silverberg

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What Baby Needs

By William and Martha Sears & Christie Watts Kelly

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The Amazing True Story of How Babies are Made

By Fiona Katauskas

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Hello Baby

By Jenni Overend

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Nonnie Talks about Pregnancy & Birth

By Dr. Mary Jo Podgurski

 

Bonding in Pregnancy

Singing to your babe in utero is a great way for pregnant people, co-parents and siblings to bond.  Singing the same song to your baby is also an effective way to soothe your newborn baby.

 

Partners at Births

The studies mentioned in this video were done with only cis-man partners, but some findings might carry over for birth partners and co-parents that do not identify as a cis-man.

 

Extended Family at Births

If having extended family at your birth sounds comforting to you, this is a great video to share with them to prepare.

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Babywearing

Babywearing can sometimes feel a little intimidating in extreme temperatures.  Check out my blog post for more details on dressing appropriately for winter babywearing.