This page contains links to information we feel is of importance to new and expectant parents, as well as links to people and organizations.
Information on “crying it out”
A Harvard study on the long-term effects of “crying it out”
Another on crying it out and how it affects baby's growing brain and neurons
How to Get Your Baby to Sleep
Ten Reasons Not to Hit Your Child
How Spanking Decreases Intellingence
If you decide you must spank, please consider these respectful guidelines
CIRCUMCISION INFO AND RESOURCES
PEOPLE, COMPANIES, AND ORGANIZATIONS
Ask Dr. Sears
Pediatrician, parenting expert
Association for Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH)
Baby Bistro Brands
Founder: Christina Schmidt, a board certified Nutrition Educator. Her interest in creating a healthy nutritional foundation during pregnancy and early childhood years led her to develop the concept of easy-to-use recipe boxes for new parents, full of feeding tips, baby food recipes, and shopping suggestions. Great resource for feeding baby healthy!
Bay Area Birth Info (BABI)
Birth With Love
Ollie Hamilton, LDEM, CPM
On-Line Midwifery Supplies and Birth Info
Birthing From Within
Birthing the Future - Suzanne Arms
Blossom Birth Services
Bay Area Peninsula birth resource center. Provides pregnancy, birth and postpartum education and support.
Casa Natal Birth Center
Morgan Hill, CA
Children's Past Lives
Early Parenting Education and Support, Sleep Consultant
In-Home Breastfeeding Support
Harmony Birth Resources
South Bay Area birth resource center. Provides pregnancy, birth and postpartum education and support.
Healthy Horizons Peninsula Breastfeeding Center
Breastfeeding assistance, prenatal and postpartum assistance, classes for pregnant and new mothers, breast pump rentals, baby products and more!
La Leche League
The Midwife's Mercantile
Midwife owned and operated. Carries many Herb Lore products as well as Young Living Essential Oils and other products for a green and non-toxic household. If you're interested in Essential Oils, they are very knowledgeable about what you can use, what's safe and appropriate for your situaiton. Shipping is available within the US, or you can pick up locally in Savannah, GA. Please see our Find a Store page for their contact info and address.
National Organization of Circumcision Information Resources Centers
A pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting education and resource center located in San Francisco, CA. They offer a variety of classes, parent groups, helpful products, equipment rental, support and information for new and expectant parents.
Nursing Mother's Council
Dr. Gayle Peterson (Ask Dr. Gayle)
Specializing in pregnancy, birth (including birth trauma), and making healthy families.
Sage Mountain Herbs
Tiny Tots Diaper Service & Baby Boutique
A cloth diaper delivery service located in Campbell, CA with a lovely little baby boutique filled with many items for baby and mom. Along with delivering their cloth diapers, they will also deliver items from their Baby Boutique, including Herb Lore products.
Touch the Future
This website has great statistics and information on the benefits of breastfeeding and how long a baby should be breastfed for the maximum benefits under the "Bonding" section. This website is filled with wonderful information!
This amazing organization is dedicted to providing education and information on waterbirth, how it works and what the benefits are, as well as all supplies you will need for your own waterbirth. Please visit this website today - there is much to learn, you can read some empowering, beautiful and amazing birth stories here, and you can list your own water birth story here as well! This website and organization is truly an invaluable resource for all birthing families. You truly must see!!
GENTLE BIRTH RESOURCE LIST
For San Francisco Bay Area local resources:
Midwife Archives - Information about all aspects of pregnancy, birth and well-woman care from a midwifery perspective:
Homebirth Safety and Benefits - Information about the superior safety and intangible benefits of homebirth, with links to corroborating resources:
Is Homebirth for You? Six Myths about Childbirth Exposed. This is a pamphlet discussing why homebirth is safer than hospital birth for most healthy women. An on-line version of the booklet produced by Friends of Homebirth.