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Book Recommendations*

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Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger


Pushed by Jennifer Block

The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin

The Doula Book by Klaus, Kennel & Klaus

Active Birth by Janet Balaskas

The Vaccine Book by Dr. Sears

The Attachment Parenting Book by Dr. Sears

The First Forty Days by Heng Ou



HIV and Breastfeeding; 11/5/09

La Leche League


Hospital Ratings



Cosleeping and Biological Imperatives: Why Human Babies Do Not and Should Not Sleep Alone; 12/2008

Fathers biologically attuned to their children when sleeping nearby, research reveals

Infant bed-sharing practices and associated risk factors among births and infant deaths in Alaska.; 07/2009-

Parent-Infant Sleep Lab of Durham University

Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Lab Articles and Essays

Scientific Benefits of Co-Sleeping

Why babies should never sleep alone: A review of the co-sleeping controversy in relation to SIDS, bedsharing and breast feeding

Diet and Exercise

Diastasis Recti

The Brewer Pregnancy Diet


Family Planning & The Female Body

Beautiful Cervix Project

Fertility Awareness: Natural Family Planning (NFP)

The Menstrual Cycle

Family Planning Cost Calculators

Fear of Labor/Birth

Reducing fear of birth in U.S. culture: Ina May Gaskin


General Fact Based Websites


Cochrane Report


Evidence Based Birth


ACOG website


Science & Sensibility


Spinning Babies



Gestational Diabetes (Mellitus)

A Multicenter, Randomized Trial of Treatment for Mild Gestational Diabetes; 10/1/09

Diabetes in Pregnancy -

Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes: The NIH Consensus Conference; 3/4/13 

Effect of Treatment of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus on Pregnancy Outcomes; 6/16/05 

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes ARCHIVE

Gestational Diabetes and the Glucola Test; 6/14/12 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Screening Recommendations; 1/14/14

Group B Strep

Group B Strep in Pregnancy: Evidence for Antibiotics and Alternatives; 4/2013


Home Birth

Home Births Up By 20 Percent: Is It Something You Should Consider?; 7/5/11 

New Evidence Confirms Birth Centers Provide Top-Notch Care; 1/31/13


Michel Odent on "love cocktails" in birth

Infant Sleep

Cry It Out: The Potential Dangers of Leaving Your Baby to Cry

Baby sleep patterns: A guide for the science-minded


Labor Progress

The purple line as a measure of labor progress: a longitudinal study: 5/20/10

The Red/Purple Line: An Alternate Method For Assessing Cervical Dilation Using Visual Cues; 10/9/12


Birth and it’s Relation to Parenting; 11/4/12

Choosing Not to Have More Children

Unicef's Early Childhood Documentary


Pitocin in Labor

Study Finds Adverse Effects of Pitocin in Newborns; 5/7/13


Positions for Labor

Mile Circuit-Positioning Baby


Natural (Normal) Childbirth

Yale researcher finds natural childbirth activates protein related to brain development; 8/31/12


The Anterior Cervical Lip: how to ruin a perfectly good birth; 1/22/11


American Institute Of Ultrasound In Medicine Official Statements

Clinical and patient estimation of fetal weight vs. ultrasound estimation; 03/2009

Issues in Pregnancy Dating: Revisiting the Evidence; 2009

Routine doppler ultrasound in pregnancy; 2007

Sensitivity of routine ultrasound screening of pregnancies in the Eurofetus database; 06/1998

Safety Assurance in Obstetrical Ultrasound; 4/1/09

Ultrasound for fetal assessment in early pregnancy; 2000

Ultrasound Scans: Cause for Concern; 11/2002

WHO Ultrasound for fetal assessment in early pregnancy; 09/2011



Homebirth after Cesarean: The Myth and the Reality; 2008

International Cesarean Awareness Network

VBAC or Repeat C-Section

VBAC: What ACOG Really Says

Videos Homebirth after Cesarean



Here is a list of helpful resources that are considered current & evidence based.  Please feel free to reach out to us if there is specific information you would like on these topics or if there is anything else we can help you navigate by finding good fact & data based  websites or materials.

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