Childbirth

About Doulas

Childbirth Classes I teach

Books

  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, Ina May Gaskin
  • Creating Your Birth Plan, Marsden Wagner
  • The Birth Book, William and Martha Sears
  • The Thinking Women’s Guide to a Better Birth, Henci Goer
  • Your Best Birth, Rikki Lake and Abby Epstein

Films/online videos

Postpartum

Postpartum Support Groups- many are being offered virtually during the COVID-19 health crisis

Any Baby Can

Mama Bloom Support Group

Mother’s Unfolding

New Mama Happy Hour

Bosom Buddies (BF support group)

Mamas for Mamas

Willow Postpartum Support Group

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)

Resources for Dads and Partners

Other resources:

Advanced Maternal Age Project (for first time moms 35 and better)

 

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.