Perinatal Postpartum Mood & Anxiety DisordersPostpartum Progress – a non-profit that educates and supports perinatal mood & anxiety disorders. Includes a listing of professionals across the U.S.
Postpartum Support International – educates & supports perinatal mood & anxiety disorders. Includes a listing of international professionals.
The Emily Effect – this foundation was created by a family of a woman that took her life due to PPD and PPA. The foundation's purpose is to end the stigma of these postpartum mental illnesses.
BreastfeedingLa Leche League International – includes a helpline, listing of local group leaders & meetings, and forum.
Breastfeeding USA – includes support, local chapters & leaders.
KellyMom – evidence-based resources for both breastfeeding & parenting.
Natural Breastfeeding – includes an amazing video explaining laid-back breastfeeding (an optimal newborn breastfeeding position).
LactMed – if you're a breastfeeding/bottle feeding breastmilk and wondering if it's safe for you to take a certain medication this is the site for you! LactMed also suggests breastfeeding safe therapeutic alternatives to some medications.
Birth TraumaICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) – provides education & information on C-sections, C-section recovery, and VBACs. Includes listing of local chapters.
Preparing for BirthFirst Aid for Pregnant Women – By understanding the physical changes brought about by pregnancy you can respond appropriately to maternal emergencies.
HypnoBirth – childbirth preparation that focuses on relaxation & breathing techniques, includes local classes/educators.
Bradley Method of Childbirth – partner/husband coached childbirth.
The Birth Hour Podcast – listen to mothers tell their birth stories first hand.
Newborn/Baby CareAsk Dr. Sears – general parenting advice (including newborn/baby care, breastfeeding, sleeping, attachment parenting, etc.)
Baby Sleep – baby sleep described month by month and professional advice on common sleeping issues.
Happiest Baby on the Block – the 5 S’s for calming baby.
Postpartum Body ImageFourth Trimester Body Project – a compilation of hundreds of women telling their birth & postpartum journeys, all while celebrating their beautiful postpartum bodies.
Mid Drift Movement – changing the conversation of the postpartum body.
Helpful BlogsHappy With Baby – a great blog to help deal with the overwhelm of new motherhood.
Everything Babies – a pediatric physical therapist provides information about all things baby.
MBA to Motherhood – follow Lucy on her journey to empower and educate moms as she navigates her journey as a new mom.
ARTICLES and BOOKS
Reading Resources for New Moms and Families
The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two
by William Sears, Martha Sears, Robert W. Sears, James Sears
The Wonder Weeks. How to Stimulate Your Baby's Mental Development and Help Him Turn His 10 Predictable, Great, Fussy Phases Into Magical Leaps Forward
by Hetty van de Rijt, Frans X. Plooij (Contributor)
Nurturing the Family: The Guide for Postpartum Doulas
by Jacqueline Kelleher
Education and Counseling for Childbirth
by Sheila Kitzinger
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
by La Leche League International, Gwen Gotsch (Editor)
Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family;
by Diane Wiessinger, La Leche League International, Diana West, Linda J. Smith, Teresa Pitman
The Fourth Trimester: On Becoming a Mother
by Brenda Krause Eheart
Exercising Through Your Pregnancy
by James F. Clapp III
Sharing Birth: A Father's Guide to Giving Support During Labor
by Carl Jones
Having Twins And More: A Parent's Guide to Multiple Pregnancy, Birth, and Early Childhood
by Elizabeth Noble, Leo Sorger, Louis G. Keith (Foreword)
And Baby Makes Three: The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives
by John Gottman PhD, Julie Schwartz Gottman
Birthing From Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation
by Pam England, Rob Horowitz
Caring For Your Baby And Young Child: Birth To Age 5
by Steven P. Shelov (Editor), Robert E. Hannemann (Editor), Richard Trubo, American Academy of Pediatrics
Gentle Birth Choices
by Barbara Harper, Suzanne Arms (Photographer)
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
by Marc Weissbluth
Help, Comfort And Hope After Losing Your Baby In Pregnancy Or The First Year
by Jane Marie Lamb, Hannah Lothrop
Ina May's Guide To Childbirth
by Ina May Gaskin
Natural Health after Birth: The Complete Guide to Postpartum Wellness
by Aviva Romm
The American Academy of Pediatrics New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding
by Joan Younger Meek, Sherill Tippins, American Academy of Pediatrics
Parenting Without Borders: Surprising Lessons Parents Around the World Can Teach Us
by Christine Gross-Loh
Positive Parenting With A Plan
by Matthew A. Johnson
Pregnancy, Childbirth, And The Newborn: The Complete Guide
by Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley, Ann Keppler
The Birth Partner
The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth
by Sheila Kitzinger, Marcia May (Photographer)
The Gift of Giving Life: Rediscovering the Divine Nature of Pregnancy and Birth
by Felice Austin, Lani Axman, Heather Farrell, Robyn Allgood, Sheridan Ripley
The Healthy Pregnancy Book: Month by Month, Everything You Need to Know from America's Baby Experts
by William Sears, Martha Sears, Linda Hughey Holt (With), B.J. Snell (With)
The Nursing Mother's Companion, 7th Edition: The Breastfeeding Book Mothers Trust, from Pregnancy Through Weaning
by Kathleen Huggins
The Sacred Gift of Childbirth: Making Empowered Choices for You and Your Baby
by Marie Bigelow
The Thinking Woman's Guide To A Better Birth
by Henci Goer
The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers : The Most Comprehensive Problem-Solution Guide to Breastfeeding from the Foremost Expert in North America
by Jack Newman, Teresa Pitman
Touchpoints The Essential Reference: Your Child's Emotional and Behavioral Development
by T. Berry Brazelton
Local Resources for New Moms and Families
Motherborn. Dana Ehman BA. IBCLC, RLC. firstname.lastname@example.org
Breastfeeding workshops, education, lactation consultations
New Pathways for Women. Barbara C. Washington MPH. email@example.com recovery support facilitator, behavioral health services
Jane Marie Dougherty RN, IBCLC. DougheJM@einstein.edu Lactation Consultant Women’s and Children Serviceline
Lisa A. Brenner, RN, BSN, CH, PCP. firstname.lastname@example.org Stress & pain management, smoking cessation, weight release & management