Favourite resources for pregnancy and birth
I’m happy to share with you here some resources that I love for knowledgeable, up to date pregnancy and birth information:
Evidence Based Birth: Blogger Rebecca Dekker, a mother, nurse and PhD keeps up to date on the scientific evidence surrounding pregnancy and birth decisions. It provides non-biased information translating scientific and medical writing in to terms mothers and partners can understand. This is often my first stop when I hear a health claim.
Science and Sensibility: Another evidence based blog about pregnancy, birth and parenting. It is part of Lamaze International so they do promote certain birth methods over others but it is a great site for information.
La Leche League: Provides support and services for breastfeeding moms.
Anthro Doula: This site isn’t updated often but it is a great blog featuring information on pregnancy, birth and parenting all over the world.
The Radical Doula: Blog containing birth information as well as politics of reproductive health, pregnancy and sexuality. Always an interesting read.
Penny Simkin: If you are only going to read one book during your pregnancy (and you should read what makes you feel LESS not MORE overwhelmed) Penny Simkin’s book “The Birth Partner”is what I recommend. This site is an introduction to some great resources.