Resources

Recommended Sites

Pregnancy Links
Gentle Birth Care – Our homebirth midwives. They are fantastic!
A Woman’s Guide to VBAC
Giving Birth with Confidence – Real women sharing stories, finding answers, and supporting each other.
Spinning Babies – Fetal positioning for easier childbirth

Breastfeeding Links
Breastfeeding.com
Dr. Jack Newman
Kelly Mom
La Leche League

Chicago Area Links
Chicago Women’s Health Center
Harmony Health, Inc.
Mother Me, Inc.

Lending Library

Clients are encouraged to borrow from my lending library. If you’re not sure which titles would best answer your question or curiosity, please ask for a recommendation! I request that you return any borrowed books within one month. If you deliver your baby before returning materials, I will happily pick them up from you at our postpartum visit.

Pregnancy
Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful by Gur Mukh
The Complete Book of Pregnancy & Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger
Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives by Deepak Chopra, M.D.
The Pregnancy Book by William Sears, M.D. and Martha Sears, R.N.

Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding Made Simple by Nancy Mohrbacher and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett
Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding by Ina May Gaskin
The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins
Nursing Mother, Working Mother by Gale Pryor and Kathleen Huggins
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International

Partners
The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin

Labor and Birth
Birthing from Within by Pam England, CNM, MA and Rob Horowitz, PhD
Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Harper, R.N.
Placenta: The Gift of Life by Cornelia Enning
Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin

Birth Support
The Doula Advantage by Rachel Gurevich
The Doula Book by Klaus, Kennell, and Klaus
Heart & Hands by Elizabeth Davis

Parenting
The Attachment Parenting Book by Willam Sears, M.D. and Martha Sears, R.N.
The Baby Book by Willam Sears, M.D. and Martha Sears, R.N.
Buddhism for Mothers by Sarah Napthali
The Discipline Book by William Sears, M.D., and Martha Sears, R.N.
The Eco-nomical Baby Guide by Joh Hatch and Rebecca Kelley
Gentle Babies: Essential Oils and Natural Remedies for Pregnancy, Childbirth, Infants and Young Children by Debra Raybern
Baby-Led Weaning by Rapley and Murkett
Nighttime Parenting: How to Get Your Baby and Child to Sleep by William Sears, M.D.
Sign with your Baby by Joseph Garcia
The Vaccine Book by Robert W. Sears, M.D., F.A.A.P.
The Wonder Weeks by Vanderijt and Plooij
60,000 Baby Names by Bruce Lansky

Women’s Health
Essential Exercises for the Childbearing Year by Elizabeth Noble
The New Mom’s Companion: Care for Yourself While You Care for Your Newborn by Debra Gilbert Rosenberg L.C.S.W. and Mary Susan Miller, Ph.D.
Our Bodies, Ourselves by The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom by Christine Northrup