More Helpful Info-Links

This area contains links to information we feel is of importance to new 
and expectant parents, as well as links to people and organizations.

Information

What Women Aren't Told About Childbirth
This is one of the best and most straightforward, comprehensive pieces I've come across. 

Circumcision Info and Resources
www.cirp.org
www.nocirc.org

 

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
 

People, Companies and Organizations

Angel Therapy, Dr. Doreen Virtue
www.AngelTherapy.com

Ask Dr. Sears
www.askdrsears.com

Association for Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH)
www.birthpsychology.com

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!     
www.babybistrobrands.com

Bay Area Birth Info  (BABI)
www.bayareabirthinfo.org

Belly, Mother, Baby Photography
(Christy Scherrerr) 

She's done the beautiful pictures that you see peppered throughout this website! 
Thank you, Christy!
www.flickr.com/photos/bellymotherbaby/

Birth With Love
Ollie Hamilton, LDEM, CPM
On-Line Midwifery Supplies and Birth Info
www.birthwithlove.com

Birthing and Early Parenting Educators (BEPE)
www.bepe.info

Birthing From Within
www.birthingfromwithin.com

Birthing the Future - Suzanne Arms
www.birthingthefuture.org

Blossom Birth Services
Bay Area Peninsula birth resource center.  Provides pregnancy, birth and postpartum education and support.
www.blossombirth.org

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 
www.lauriechamberlin.com

Children's Past Lives
www.childpastlives.org

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
www.californiamidwifery.com

Melissan Dean
Doula and Childbirth Education, Student Midwife
www.ALittleMiracle.com

Doulas of North America (DONA)
www.dona.org

Gentle Birth Resource Lists

For San Francisco Bay Area local resources:
www.gentlebirth.org/local/resources.html 

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:
http://www.gentlebirth.org/ronnie/homesafe.html    

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.
http://www.gentlebirth.org/format/myths.html


Elizabeth Green
Early Parenting Education and Support,
In-Home Breastfeeding Support
www.earlyparentingsupport.com

Harmony Birth Resources
South Bay Area birth resource center.  Provides pregnancy, birth and postpartum education and support.
www.harmonybirth.com

Healthy Horizons Peninsula Breastfeeding Center
Breastfeeding assistance, prenatal and postpartum assistance, classes for pregnant and new mothers, breast pump rentals, baby products and more!
www.babiesandmoms.com

Dr. Heather Hunt, DC
www.heatherhuntdc.com

La Leche League
www.lalecheleague.org

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."
www.birthwithtreesa.com

Midwifery Today
www.midwiferytoday.com

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.
www.momandbabysport.com

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!
www.themommyspa.com

Mothering Magazine
www.mothering.com

National Organization of Circumcision Information Resources Centers
www.nocirc.org

Natural Resources
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.
www.naturalresources-sf.com

Nursing Mother's Council
www.nursingmothers.org

Peaceful Parenting
http://www.drmomma.org

Dr. Gayle Peterson (Ask Dr. Gayle)
www.askdrgayle.com

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!
www.mypumpkindoodle.com

Sage Mountain Herbs
Rosemary Gladstar
www.sagemountain.com

Sheila Kitzinger
www.sheilakitzinger.com

Sierra Doulas 
Providing quality birth and postpartum doula services in the Grass Valley/Nevada City/Auburn, CA area. 
www.sierradoulas.com

SOLACE
S
upport 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.   
www.solace-southbay.org

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.
www.sharonstorton.com

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.
www.tinytots.com

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!
www.ttfuture.org

Waterbirth International
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!! 
www.waterbirth.org

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!
www.zenamoon.com

 

Christy Scherrer photos

 

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!