This area contains links to information we feel is of importance to new
and expectant parents, as well as links to people and organizations.
What Women Aren't Told About Childbirth
This is one of the best and most straightforward, comprehensive pieces I've come across.
People, Companies and Organizations
Angel Therapy, Dr. Doreen Virtue
Ask Dr. Sears
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)
Belly, Mother, Baby Photography
She's done the beautiful pictures that you see peppered throughout this website!
Thank you, Christy!
Birth With Love
Ollie Hamilton, LDEM, CPM
On-Line Midwifery Supplies and Birth Info
Birthing and Early Parenting Educators (BEPE)
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.
Laurie Chamberlin, CD (DONA), ICCE, LE
Specializing in pregnancy, birth and beyond. Childbirth Preparation Classes, Lactation Classes, Birth Counseling Services and Doula Services in the Grass Valley/Nevada City/Auburn, CA area. (530) 477-5442
Children's Past Lives
Rosanna Davis, (BS, LM, CPM) Midwife
Homebirth/Waterbirth, comprehensive prenatal, postpartum and newborn care. Birthing From Within with a certified mentor. Office in Palo Alto, CA, serving women in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. Specializing in Mother/Baby Friendly Care. (650) 289-0809
Doula and Childbirth Education, Student Midwife
Doulas of North America (DONA)
Gentle Birth Resource Lists
For San Francisco Bay Area local resources:
Midwife Archives - Information about all aspects of pregnancy, birth and well-woman care from a midwifery perspective: http://www.gentlebirth.org/archives/index.html
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.
Early Parenting Education and Support,
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!
Dr. Heather Hunt, DC
La Leche League
Treesa McLean, LM, CPM
Personal, practical, friendly midwifery care, for families choosing to give birth at home or in a birth center. Serving Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Mateo Counties. Treesa says..."I am a traditional midwife in many ways, I learned most of what I know of birth from having attended families as a midwife, doula, and postpartum doula. After spending years with families, I went back to school and studied Midwifery. All of these experiences have taught me to listen to mothers, to use simple practical techniques to help families and to honor the mystery and complexity of birth. I am a traditional midwife with a modern education."
Mom & Baby Sport
This website has stylish & comfortable maternity athletic wear and products to help you stay active after having your baby, as well as information on staying active and fit during pregnancy and after.
The Mommy Spa
Therapeutic massage for pregnancy, stress reduction, injury & surgical recovery, and for people living with cancer. Two locations in the South San Francisco Bay Area to serve you!
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)
Pumpkin Doodle - Green Products for the entire family & household
Carries a wide variety of organic men, women & infant/children's clothing & products, non-toxic household products, cleaning products, pool & spa supplies, organic bedding, bath & beauty products, and even organic pet products!
Sage Mountain Herbs
Providing quality birth and postpartum doula services in the Grass Valley/Nevada City/Auburn, CA area.
Support to Overcome Labor and Childbearing Experiences.
This is a wonderful resource for women who have experienced challenging or even traumatic birth experiences and to receive support.
Sharon Storton (LMFT)
Sharon specializes in Postpartum Depression, and is so good and her services so valuable, we needed to list her even without her website being completed. (Website is now completed - see the link below!) She runs some amazing and extremely helpful support groups for mom's dealing with postpartum depression.
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!!
Zena Moon Aromatherapy Candles
This company makes the yummy aromatherapy candles that we featured in our gift baskets (back when we offered them!). They have a huge assortment of beautiful, beautiful candles specific for any occasion you can think of and then some!
A special note of thanks to Christy Scherrer of Belly, Mother, Baby for providing the amazing photos you'll see throughout these pages. Please visit her at her Flicker page to see even more of her beautiful photos!