Recommended Media

General Pregnancy & Childbirth

Childbirth Connection: Excellent, Research-Based Information on Pregnancy, Childbirth & Postpartum

Childbirth: A clearinghouse of childbirth information gathered from around the web

Evidence-Based Birth: Check out the 'Evidence' link for an assessment of the available evidence on a variety of topics

Lamaze International: Thorough information for parents about pregnancy, natural childbirth and parenting

Giving Birth With Confidence: A community blog created by Lamaze Int'l

Science and Sensibility: 'A Research Blog about healthy pregnancy, birth, and beyond' created by Lamaze Int'l

Midwife Thinking: A blog, "to stimulate thinking and share knowledge, evidence and views on birth and midwifery."

Choices in Childbirth: "The Guide to a Healthy Birth" A free, information packed guide to making informed decisions about birth.

Plus Size Pregnancy and the Well Rounded Mama blog: Well-researched information for women-of-ANY-size

Katy Says: Pelvic Floor Health, Pregnancy & Body Alignment

The Homebirth Midwife Podcast: A great resource for education on how most midwifery practices operate.

Cesarean Section & VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)

International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN): Cesarean Prevention, Cesarean Recovery and VBAC Support

ICAN Birth Class: Cesarean Prevention Webinar

What Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know About Cesarean Section: Free, downloadable booklet filled with

factual information and research about the benefits and risks of cesarean section. 

Cesarean Rates: Compilation of 'the most current hospital-level data accessible to the public online...'

The Unnecesarean: 'Pulling back the curtain on the unnecessary cesarean epidemic.'

Homebirth Cesarean, Int'l: 'Providing support and awareness around planned out-of-hospital births that end in


VBAC Facts: 'Pregnant After Cesarean? Don't Freak. Know the Facts'

VBAC: 'A Woman-Centered, Evidence-Based Resource'

VBAC: Making a Mountain Out of a Molehill: Midwife Thinking's take on VBAC

Mother's Embrace: Articles about VBAC, Consent, Special Scars & Fathers at Birth

Human Rights In Childbirth

The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS): Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative

Improving Birth: 'Bringing evidence-based care and humanity to childbirth'

Human Rights in Childbirth: An 'International organization committed to political activism and legal advocacy

for rights-based, evidence-based maternity care around the world.'

The White Ribbon Alliance: 'White Ribbon Alliance unites citizens to demand the right to a safe birth for

every woman, everywhere...'


Birth Stories & Inspiration

Birth Without Fear: A blog with birth Stories, photographs, videos and topical information about birth and parenting

Tell Me a Good Birth Story: (UK site) 'Spreading Positive Childbirth Experiences'

                              Optimal Fetal Positioning

Spinning Babies: 'Easier Childbirth with Fetal Positioning' and home of Gail Tully's booklet, "The Belly Mapping Workbook."

Natural Childbirth in Kitsap: Blog with a great, four-part series (including photos) all about OFP

                                                         Postpartum Recovery

Factors That Influence Postpartum Recovery: Penny Simkin

The Leaky Boob: 'A Time to Heal-A Look at Postpartum Recovery'

The 4th Trimester Bodies Project

Hobo Mama: 'Lying In- Rest, Recovery & Bonding'

Katy Says: Pelvic Floor Health, Pregnancy & Body Alignment

The First 40 Days: A gorgeous book about how other cultures take care of their postpartum mothers and families. Includes nourishing recipes. 

Postpartum Support, Perinatal Mood Disorders & Birth Trauma

Postpartum Support International: 'Dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders'

Postpartum Progress: Together, Stronger: 'The world’s most widely-read blog on postpartum depression and all other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth...'

PATTCH: Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth

Solace for Mothers: 'Healing after Traumatic Childbirth'

Momma Trauma: 'You are Not Alone'

Pregnancy And Infant Loss

Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Int'l: Support & Information for Families

The Compassionate Friends: 'Supporting Family After a Child Dies'

Unspoken Grief: 'Breaking the Silence of Miscarriage, Stillbirth, & Neonatal Loss' 


KellyMom: 'Providing support and Evidence-Based Information on Breastfeeding, Sleep, & Parenting'

La Leche League, International: 'Happy Mothers, Breastfed Babies'

Breastcrawl: 'Initiating Breastfeeding by Breastcrawl' & home to "Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding' Video Series

Breastfeeding Made Simple: Includes an animated video of a baby latching on to the breast

Common Sense Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding USA: 'Breast is not Best, it is the Biological Norm'

Biological Nurturing: 'Laid Back Breastfeeding'

Low Milk Supply: 'Information & Support for Breastfeeding Mothers'

Infant Sleep & Soothing

Co-Sleeping: Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Lab at Notre Dame University/James McKenna

Infant Sleep Safety: From Attachment Parenting, International

Normal Infant Sleep, Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3 and Gentle Sleep Resources

Calming Your Baby: "Happiest Baby on the Block" style... and a Counterargument to Happiest Baby on the Block 

Dr. Sears: 'The Trusted Resource for Parents' (Solid information on Infant Sleep, Soothing & Gentle Parenting)

Infant Sleep: 'A Guide for the Science Minded Parent'

The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Website for Elizabeth Pantley's books


Babywearing International: 'Bringing Together Babywearers Everywhere'

Wrap Your Baby: 'An Act of Love'

Hip Healthy Swaddling: Hip Dysplasia Prevention Tips

Gentle Parenting:

Attachment Parenting, International: 'Educating and Supporting all Parents in Raising Secure, Joyful & Empathic Children...'

Parenting Science: 'Parenting for the Science Minded'

Hand in Hand Parenting: 'Nurturing the Parent-Child Connection'

Evolutionary Parenting

Mothering: 'The home for natural family living' 

The Natural Child Project: 'Our vision is a world in which all children are treated with dignity, respect, understanding, and compassion'

How is Gentle Parenting Different? Great blog post from a UK-based parenting "expert"

A-Ha! Parenting: Parenting from infancy through the teen years