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

Ask Dr. Sears
Pediatrician, parenting expert
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

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

Casa Natal Birth Center
Morgan Hill, CA
www.casa-natal.com

Children's Past Lives
www.childpastlives.org

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, Sleep Consultant
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

La Leche League
www.lalecheleague.org

Midwifery Today
www.midwiferytoday.com

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.
www.midwifestore.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)
Specializing in pregnancy, birth (including birth trauma), and making healthy families.
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

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