Useful links

Below are some of my favourite online resources to inform women throughout their pregnancy:

  • KellyMom: one of my favorites; one of my go-to websites for great info, especially on breastfeeding
  • International Breastfeeding Center: breastfeeding Videos
  • La Leche League: is an international nonprofit organization that distributes information on and promotes breastfeeding
  • Save birth, Change the World: a wonderful site to promote natural childbirth worldwide
  • Birth Without Fear: wonderful blog on how to be confident in your choices
  • information about Vaginal Births After Cesarean
  • Doula Evidence: doula-assisted mothers are four times less likely to have a low birth weight (LBW) baby, two times less likely to experience a birth complication involving themselves or their baby, and significantly more likely to initiate breastfeeding. Communication with and encouragement from a doula throughout the pregnancy may have increased the mother’s self-efficacy regarding her ability to impact her own pregnancy outcomes.
  • Water birth in Dubai: Al Zahra Hospital provides for the first water birth facilities in Dubai. Their amazing doctors and midwives are a truly respectful and caring team
  • Perinatal Mood Disorder Awareness: is a registered Non-profit Organization devoted to increasing AWARENESS & RESOURCES for Postpartum Depression & Perinatal Mood Disorders across Canada, and helping individuals & families get the support they need
  • We Can Be Much Kinder: is about the importance of leaving the mother and baby intact -cord intact- until the mother feels she and baby are ready to be separated
  • The Magical Hour: When a baby is in skin to skin contact after birth there are nine observable newborn stages, happening in a specific order, that are innate and instinctive for the baby
  • ASAC: The Association for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth is a part of a growing network of parents and health professionals who believe that childbirth is a normal and healthy part of life
  • Science and Sensibility: a Lamaze research blog about pregnancy, birth and beyond
  • Midwives Thinking Blog: supporting women’s instinctive pushing behaviour during birth
  • Lamaze Community: Lamaze Information videos
  • CIMS: CIMS’ mission is to work with the birth and breastfeeding community and our members by encouraging and promoting evidence-based, Mother-and-Baby-Friendly maternity care