La Leche League: A non-profit non-sectarian organization dedicated to providing support, encouragement, information, and education to women who are considering or choose to breastfeed.

Doulas of North America (DONA)

Blossom Birth Services (Peninsula)

Natural Resources (San Francisco)

Birthways (East Bay)

Bay Area Night Doulas

Pacifica Family Maternity Center

The Bay Area Homebirth Collective

Out of hospital friendly pediatricians:

Recommended Books for Pregnancy and Birth:

  • Birthing from Within – Pam England CNM MA, Rob Horowitz Ph.D
  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth – Ina May
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn – Penny Simkin et al.
  • Bumpology – Linda Geddes
  • The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth – Henci Goer
  • Our Babies, Ourselves – Meredith F. Small

Recommended Books for Birth Partners

  • The Birth Partner – Penny Simken
  • Husband Coached Childbirth – Robert A. Bradley

Breastfeeding Books

  • Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family: La Leche League International and Diane Wiessinger
  • Breastfeeding Solutions: Nancy Mohrbacher IBCLC FILCA
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding: Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, Teresa Pitman
  • The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers – Jack Newman and Teresa Pitman
  • Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple: Nancy Mohrbacher IBCLC FILCA
  • Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers: Nancy Mohrbacher IBCLC FILCA

Recommended Books for the First Year

Postpartum Depression and Maternal Mental Illness Resources:

Online Resources:

Evolutionary Parenting: Created to provide parents with information on a variety of parenting topics, with a focus on historical, cross-cultural, and biological factors. The goal is to help parents be better parents for their babies by focusing on parenting as it has evolved for millions of years (not the drastic changes we have made to parenting in the last couple hundred years), for which human infants are adapted. But most importantly is to provide information so parents can make informed decisions about the ways in which they raise their children.

Red Wine and Applesauce: Health and Science News for Parents. Red Wine & Apple Sauce is an evidence-based parenting blog that covers health and science news that’s directly relevant to raising children. Much of what Tara covers involves issues that can be confusing to understand or about which there’s a lot of misinformation on the web (such as vaccines). Topics covered: psychology, nutrition, vaccines, discipline, pregnancy, illness, public health, science communication and anything else worthwhile.

Birthing from Within


Healthy Children: This is the American Academy of Pediatrics website for parents, with extensive information on pediatric health topics including: “Ages & Stages” (growth and development at each age); “Healthy Living” (diet and exercise information); “Safety & Prevention (safety topics, immunizations); “Health Issues” (diseases and conditions); and more.

Lucille Packard Health Library This is Nemours Foundation’s website for parents, kids and teens, one of the most widely-used and thorough sources for medical information, including General Health, Growth and Development, Infections, Diseases & Conditions, Pregnancy & Baby, Nutrition & Fitness, and much more.



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