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  • These free home birth resources are provided for your information and enjoyment. The opinions offered on these sites are those of the host and may not reflect the beliefs of Mountain Miracles Midwifery. If you have ANY questions about something you have read on these sites or your natural birth, please contact us so we may help you!

PREGNANCY

POSTPARTUM

NEWBORN

BREASTFEEDING

WOMEN'S HEALTH

BOOKS

  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

  • Birthing from Within by Pam England

  • The Birth Book by William Sears

  • The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger

  • The Thinking Women’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer

  • The Natural Pregnancy Book by Aviva Romm

  • The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp

  • The Secret Life of the Unborn Child by Thomas Verny & John Kelly

  • Pregnancy Day by Day by DK Publishing and Maggie Blott

  • Mind Over Labor: A Breakthrough Guide to Giving Birth by Carl Jones

  • Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler

  • Mindful Birthing by Nancy Bardacke, CNM

BLOGS

  • Pregnant Chicken Think of Pregnant Chicken as a pal that keeps you informed and smiling during each trimester and beyond. Its writers aren’t afraid to touch on tough subjects, such as what to do if you have a preemie baby. Along with no-holds-barred advice, there’s also a pregnancy calendar, giveaways and an Is It Safe? section, just to name a few.

  • O MY Family Head to this blog to follow the daily adventures of mom Allison, who has two sons and a baby. We admire her because she’s been pregnant, nursing or both for well over three years. You’ll enjoy reading about her “hippie mom” life, which includes thoughts on cloth diapering, breastfeeding advocacy, natural childbirth, baby wearing and more.

  • Hellobee Hello Bee is an online parenting community by Bee Kim about conception, pregnancy, parenthood and all the products you need to ease your way through. Dig into posts from real moms and moms-to-be, plus forums that are full of advice about every parenting topic under the sun. There’s also a great DIY section.

  • Workout Mommy Finding time to put fitness in a busy mom’s schedule is no easy task. But this awesome blog is a game changer when it comes to inspiring parents to exercise after baby. Get workout ideas and plenty of motivation in a few clicks.

  • Birthing Beautiful Ideas This is your source for info about pregnancy, birth, parenting and more — all with a feminist slant. You’ll even get some recipes and a bit of snarky storytelling thrown in, and the combination makes for a totally addicting read. Written by Kristen Oganowski (a writer, birth doula and PhD grad in philosophy from Columbus, Ohio), this is a site you need to bookmark now.

  • DIY Maternity Resourceful soon-to-be mamas flock to this site, where there’s an endless array of money- and fashion-conscious ideas from expecting moms. Find out how to repurpose non-maternity clothes and try some of the easy sewing patterns, tutorials and other projects that are posted regularly.

  • Birth Without Fear This is a truly inspiring site for expecting mamas. You’ll find first-hand birth stories from mothers who have been there, done that — plus, photos and other helpful tidbits.

  • Momista Beginnings Momista Beginnings is run by mom and art teacher Misty, who shares the latest happenings of her family, art projects for kids, recipes, product reviews, the story of her daughter’s birth story and more. She has Baby #2 on the way, so expect a lot more stories. We also like that Misty encourages an exchange of stories and tips from her readers.

  • Giving Birth with Confidence A supportive online community for pregnant women. Its bloggers are all experts in the field of birthing and include experienced moms, nurses, midwives, doulas, maternal mental health advocates and other pros.

  • Hello Jack This is a great source for stylish moms looking for all the greatest kid- and mom-centric decor, fashions and products. The blog master is a mom to a baby and three-year-old boy and enjoys scoping out stylish stuff for her readers. Consider it your one-stop shop for chic mom inspiration.

  • Cloth Diaper Geek For all your cloth diapering questions and beyond, Cloth Diaper Geek is a blog full of answers and interesting posts. Discover the best small cloth diaper businesses, try out the cloth diaper calculator, enter awesome giveaways and collect tips on how to live a greener lifestyle.

  • Baby Making Machine Multiple award-winning blogger and professional journalist Jennifer started out writing about the difficulties of choosing motherhood while on a competitive career track. Since the birth of her cute kids, she’s gone on to write about family, raising biracial children, and the importance of leaving a legacy.

  • Mama Seeds Megan, Michelle, and Anne are mothers first, then writers, and beyond that, professionals in everything from yoga to pediatric medicine. The three women got together to create Mama Seeds to record their motherhood journeys as well as helpful advice.

  • The Shape of a Mother Forget the airbrushed photos and unrealistic images of what pregnant and postpartum women look like. The Shape of a Mother helps women of all sizes realize that their bodies, stretch marks, hanging skin, and all are nothing short of amazing and beautiful.

WEBSITES

  • The Cord Blood Center Our team at the Cord Blood Center provides the latest up-to-date information and free resources for expecting parents. There have been over 35,000 cord blood transplants thanks to donors worldwide. Umbilical cord blood has helped children survive over 80 diseases including leukemia, lymphoma, and anemia and is now being used in older patients. With more awareness we can increase this number and further save the lives of children suffering from cancer and other serious illnesses.

  • Consumer Dangers We are dedicated to keeping the public informed about consumer dangers and safety issues associated with numerous products that can cause the public serious harm. The website is continuously updated with breaking news from Government agencies, Watchdog Groups, and concerned citizens regarding product recalls and drug (medication) safety. Our children’s safety team strives to provide a comprehensive free resource for the public to learn more about defective children’s devices such as baby strollers, high chairs, and drop side cribs that can potentially cause harm and even death.

  • Breastfeeding & Nutrition The Consumer Affairs team created an article that’s all about breast pumps, nutrition and breastfeeding, please feel free to read and research what product is best for you!

  • Ovulation Kit An excellent resource that teaches women how to recognize ovulation, fertility and everything a woman should understand about her cycle.

  • Colorado Mountain Doulas Need/want a doula? Check out this great website!

  • ACNM A great resource for learning more about CNM’s and midwifery in America.

  • Our Moment of Truth A great source for evidenced-based information on pregnancy, birth, women’s health and advocating for yourself!

  • Birth Tools For your reference on some of the resources Mountain Miracles Midwifery uses to improve our care of you and your family!

  • The Dia Method Learn more about preventing and reducing diastasis recti while pregnant as well as after your birth.

  • Nameberry Need a name and not sure where to start? Try this site to get you started!

  • Baby Center and Pregnancy.com Some great pregnancy and birth info can be found on these two sites by Baby Center.

  • Birth Network A local source for pregnancy questions and needs.

  • Information on Nursing and Midwifery Best online BSN programs.