RESOURCES


The following resource list is merely that: a recommended list of resources for pregnancy, breastfeeding, parenting and beyond for individuals or providers. These are the resources I tell my patients and colleagues about on a daily basis. This list has been a decade in the making and was created through many years of nursing school. I hope you find this list as useful as I do. My personal comments are in italics and handouts, PDFs and apps area highlight throughout the list.

Have a recommended resource, update or comment? Please send me a comment here!



A

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

Acne and Pregnancy

Advanced Directives

AfterThird – A website aimed at support for new parents! Check out their blog too!

American Association of Birth Centers

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

American Association of Women’s Health and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)

American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM)

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

American Midwifery Certification Board (ACMB)

American Nurses Credentialing Center

American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology

American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) – FREE patient handouts…

Anemia in Pregnancy

Ask Me 3 Campaign – Ask Me 3® is an educational program that encourages patients and families to ask three specific questions of their providers to better understand their health conditions and what they need to do to stay healthy.

Aspirin and Pregnancy

Asthma Action Plans


B

mothertobaby.org

Baby Education

Back Pain in Pregnancy

Belly Casting – This is a great video by a labor and delivery nurse who is passionate (and creative!) at belly casting. Video tutorial here! Purchase her e-book here!

Birth Classes

  • Parentcraft (FREE, by United Kingdom, multiple languages)
    • 3 classes: Normal Birth, Delivery Suite and Higher Risk Care, Care of the Newborn/Postnatal

Birth Works International

Birthing from Within

Breastfeeding (see “Formula Feeding” below for formula information)

Breech

British Journal of Midwifery

Source

C

California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC)

Car Seat Safety (www.safecar.gov/parents)

Car seat and Booster Seats

  • Phone number: 1-866-SEATCHECK

Center for Better Beginnings

Centering Healthcare Institute

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Cerebral Palsy

Childcare resources

Childbirth Classes

Childbirth Connection

Listening to Mothers Surveys

The Rights of Childbearing Women

Choosing Wisely Campaign (a website promoting conversation between patients and clinicians)

Cleveland Clinic

Cloth Diaper Geek

  • A site dedicated to cloth diaper FAQs and all things cloth diapers

Coalition for Improving Maternity Services

  • FREE documents and downloads here

Colorado Department of Public Health

Commonwealth Fund: Affordable, quality healthcare for everyone

Contraception

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Count The Kicks

Co-Sleeping


Source

D

Decision aids

Diabetes in pregnancy

Dietary Guidelines

Diversity

DONA International

Doulas


E

Eating Fish During Pregnancy (FDA, 2021)

ECRI Institute

  • A free database to view clinical guidelines (you do have to make an account, but again… it’s FREE!)

Equity in Midwifery Education

Exercise

The Mother Runners

Every Mother Counts

Evidence Based Birth


F

Family and Medical Leave

Fetal Development

Findhelp.org (Aunt Bertha)

  • Find food assistance, help paying bills and other free or reduced cost programs by your zip code (includes pandemic programs as well)

Fistula Resources

Formula feeding


Source

G

Gestational Diabetes

Global Health Media – FREE videos on labor, postpartum, and breastfeeding!

Greater Good Science Center

Grow Midwives


H

Healthy People 2030 Initiative

Hear Her Campaign

Home Birth Summit

Human Milk Banking Association of North America

  • Learn more about establishing a milk bank in your community here!

Hypnobirthing Blog


I

Infant Risk Center

  • Available at 1-806-352-2519 to help physicians, nurses, lactation consultants and mothers WORLDWIDE to evaluate the risk to infants from exposure to drugs and to keep mamas breastfeeding.

Infant Loss (see also miscarriage)

  • Faith-45.com
    • A not for profit here to help you in miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss.

Infographics

International Center for Traditional Childbearing

  • A non-profit infant mortality prevention, breastfeeding support, and midwife training organization

International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)

International Confederation of Midwives (ICM)

International Resources


J

Joint Commission (TJC)


K

Kaiser Family – Great organization focusing on health policy research, analysis, polling, etc.


L

Lamaze International – Giving Birth with Confidence

LactMed

  • Resource to look up medications or substances that may effect breastfeeding women. The provider or the patient can look up individual medications or substances by using the search bar. I use this resource regularly in clinic to review the research available with women.

Lancet – British Medical Journal, FREE to subscribe!

Licensed Midwives

Lisa’s Remedies

Loss (infant loss, miscarriage, bereavement)

  • Trappist Caskets (free caskets for infants crafted by monks from New Melleray Abbey in Iowa)

Lotus Birth

Lower Extremity Nerve Injury (LENI)


M

March of Dimes

Mayo Clinic

MediHoney

Medscape

Men In Nursing!

Mental Health Resources

Midwifery Business Consultation

Midwifery Today

Midwifery Wisdom Collective

Midwifery Works

Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)

MotherToBaby

  • “Expert, confidential and no-cost information about medications and other exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding by phone, text, email and chat.”


N

National Association of Certified Professional Midwives

National Cancer Institute

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

  • Herbs at a Glance – A series of brief fact sheets that provides basic information about specific herbs or botanicals
  • Free APP: HerbList – more info here

National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management

National Council of State Boards of Nursing

National Institute for Health

The Human Placenta Project (2016)

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

National Partnership for Women and Families

National Vulvodynia Association

Nerve Damage from Childbirth (see Lower Nerve Extremity Injury)

New England Journal of Medicine

Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) and the APRN Compact

O

Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury (OASI) – also known as third or fourth-degree lacerations

Organ Donation


P

Parenting

Peanut allergy

Peanut Balls

Pelvic Floor Therapy/Physical Therapy

Periods (menstruation)

Pessaries

Podcast Recommendations

Poison Help – Phone: 1-800-222-1222

Postpartum

Physiologic Birth Resources

Preconception


R

Reproductive Life Planning

Family planning templates


Source

S

SAFE PASSAGES Protocol to Reduce Perineal Trauma

Safer Childbirth Cities – A community-based organization in cities across the United States to help improve maternal health outcomes that matter most in their cities.

Secrets of Baby Behavior

Shared Decision Making

Sleep Resources

Smoking Cessation Resources

Spinning Babies

Your Pregnancy Week by Week (love the affirmations at the end of each post!)

Society for Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Suicide


T

Telemedicine

The 4th Trimester Project

  • Postpartum information on a variety of topics: healing, staying well, breasts, when to call for help, emotions, your bottom, sex…and more!

TOLAC/VBAC (trial of labor after cesarean/vaginal birth after cesarean)


V

Vaccinations


W

Source

Water birth

Well Woman Care

Whooping Cough Vaccine and Pregnancy

World Health Organization


Source


Have a resource to share? Please let me know at amidwifenation@gmail.com. Thank you for reading!