Family resources through a midwifery lens.
The nature of being a midwife is based around holistic, person-centered care. 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.
Books for Adults
For pregnancy, birth preparation, postpartum healing, and parenting.
Books for Children
Varying in developmental appropriateness for ages 1.5 -12 years.
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.
Babywearing can sometimes feel a little intimidating in extreme temperatures. Check out my blog post for more details on dressing appropriately for winter babywearing.