Evidence Based Sources

Local Resources:

My Childbirth Classes

My favorite books to prepare for birth/postpartum/parenting

  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, Ina May Gaskin
  • The Birth Partner, Penny Simkin
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn, Penny Simkin
  • The Birth Book, William and Martha Sears
  • The Baby Book, William and Martha Sears

Postpartum

Postpartum Support Groups- many are being offered virtually due to COVID-19

Any Baby Can

Mama Bloom Support Group

Mother’s Unfolding

New Mama Happy Hour

Bosom Buddies (BF support group)

Mamas for Mamas

New Moms Circle

General Information Regarding Postpartum Depression/Mood disorders:

www.postpartum.net

www.postpartumprogress.com

Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas– local

 

Breastfeeding Support/Information

http://texaslll.org

www.breastmilkcounts.com 800-514-6667 (MOMS)

www.keepaustinbreastfeeding.org

www.centxdoulas.org (Postpartum doulas offer breastfeeding education and support)

 

 

Does a doula really make a difference?
Families report having a postpartum doula improved breastfeeding outcomes, increased their confidence as parents, helped them get better sleep, and improved their emotions, including reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety.