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Prenatal & Postpartum Essentials

I hope the following items bring you comfort and enrich this delicate time period in your life. 

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BOOKS

Nobody Told Me About That: The First Six Weeks edited by Ginger Breed, Love & 14 authors (2018) 

The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality by Kimberly Ann Johnson (2017) 

The First Forty Days by Amely Greeven, Heng Ou, and Marisa Belger (2016) 

Mothering the New Mother: Women’s Feelings and Needs after Childbirth: A Support and Resource Guide by Placksin (2000)

Pride and Joy: A Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Parents by Sarah and Rachel Hagger-Holt (2017) 

Do Fathers Matter? by Paul Raeburn (2015) 

Black Fatherhood: Trials and Tribulations by Khalid Akil White, Thurman V. White, Jr., Dr. Larry Wayne Ellis (2016) 

Crib Sheet by Emily Oster (2019)

Latch: A Handbook for Breastfeeding with Confidence at Every Stage by Robin Kaplan (2018)

The Wonder Weeks: A Stress-Free Guide to Your Baby's Behavior by Plooij, Xaviera, Frans X. Plooij, and Hetty van de Rijt (2019)

BREASTFEEDING ONLINE RESOURCES

 

LactMed Database on Breastfeeding Safe Drugs here >

**MOST RECOMMENDED SOURCE** - Kelly Mom: Parenting, Breastfeeding here >

La Leche League International here >

CDC: Frequently Asked Questions & Storage Guidelines here > 

Lactation Complete Postnatal Vitamin & Mineral Supplement (discount code: Kelly) here > 

LOCAL RESOURCES

Birth Network of Monterey Directory here >

Birth Network of Santa Cruz here >

 

The Parenting Connection of Monterey County here > 

Parent's Place Portal here >

VIRTUAL WORLDWIDE RESOURCES

Postpartum Support International here >

Military Birth Resource Network here >

Military Mommies here > 

Pelvic Floor Perfect, by Dr. Sarah Duvall here >

InCORE METHOD for Moms with Diastasis, by Dr. Munira Hudani here >

PELVIC FLOOR PT DIRECTORY

here > 

EVIDENCE BASED RESEARCH AND STUDIES

Advanced Maternal Age (AMA) here >

Inductions and Due Dates here>

Evidence on Doula Care here>

Group B Strep Diagnosis (during gestational weeks 35-37) here >