Knowledge is Power.

Recommended Readings:

The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labour Companions – By Penny Simkin

Sacred Pregnancy – By Anni Daulter

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide – By Penny Simkin, et al

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth – By Ina May

Benefits of Doula Support:

http://opetchildbirthservices.com/blog/why-i-didnt-hire-a-birth-doulaand-why-i-should-have

http://pregnancy.about.com/od/epidurals/fl/6-Reasons-Why-You-Should-Hire-a-Doula-If-You-Want-an-Epidural.htmPostpartum Doulas

http://www.doulaspot.com/2014/11/a-mans-guide-to-doulas/

Breastfeeding:

Dr. Jack Newman

LaLeche League Canada

Kelly Mom

Postpartum Support:

Pacific Postpartum Society - http://postpartum.org

VBAC - Vaginal Birth After Cesarean:

VBAC Facts

Power to Push Clinic - BC Women’s Hospital

International Caesarean Awareness Network

Epidural:

http://pathwaystofamilywellness.org/Pregnancy-Birth/epidural-anesthesia-important-facts-that-will-help-you-take-charge-of-your-birth.html

Newborn Procedures:

Vitamin K - evidencebasedbirth.com/evidence-for-the-vitamin-k-shot-in-newborns/

Erythromycin Eye Ointment - www.midwivesinvancouver.ca/docs/Eye_Prophylaxis_Guideline.pdf

The Canadian Paediatric Society no longer recommends routine use of Erythromycin Eye Ointment: www.cps.ca/en/documents/position/ophthalmia-neonatorum

Infant Circumcision:

http://circumcisionresources.org

http://thecircumcisiondecision.com

The film “Cut” -

www.huffingtonpost.com/brian-leaf/why-i-didnt-choose-circum_b_5318636.html

Tongue/Lip Tie:

http://www.mommypotamus.com/a-step-by-step-guide-to-diagnosing-tonguelip-ties/

Delayed Cord Clamping:

http://www.scienceandsensibility.org/common-objections-to-delayed-cord-clamping-whats-the-evidence/

http://www.appleblossomfamilies.com/blog/2014/12/delayed-cord-clamping-vancouver-doula-and-birth-photographer/Holistic Services

http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Alan-Greene-at-TEDxBrussels

Maternity, Birth, Infant Photography:

CBR Photography – Chelsea Roisum

Kristin Robin Photography

The Kindred Mama - Kendal Blacker Photography

 

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