fearlessly surrender to your birthing power


“Birthing is the most profound initiation into

spirituality a woman can have.”

(Robin Lim, 2011 CNN Person of the Year, Midwife)


There are some wonderful links on pregnancy, birth and motherhood out there.

Please check back regularly for new articles and ideas.




Bradley Method Nutrition Recommendations

Healthy Eating for Pregnancy 

Ideal fetal positioning and techniques - Spinning Babies  

Dr. Christopher's Prenatal Blend Herbs for last six weeks of pregnancy

Group B Strep cleansing protocol

Belly support garments

Ellie Griffinger, Certified Nurse Midwife practicing at Alta Bates

Ellen Klima, My Bradley Instructor

Ariel Provasoli, Flow Chiropractic and Family Wellness Center 

Aimee Ruiz, L.Ac (Licensed Acupuncturist) 

Skip the "What to Expect" calendar, and instead get the Midwifery Center weekly newsletter 

Kuli Kuli Bars - high iron energy bars (enter DoulaSpecial2014 for 10% off order) 

Herbs in Pregnancy

Labor Preparation


Perineal massage handout

Birth Without Fear Blog

Birth Monopoly Blog

Bradley Method Exercises to prepare you for labor


Earth Mama Angel Baby Birth Plan Creator

Spinning Babies   Inversion Video  3 Principles of Pregnancy 

Labor Affirmations video

Two hour Lamaze Crash Course 


Walk, Move Around, and Change Positions Throughout Labor, a handout 

Power Positions For Delivery: The Squat

Using Essential Oils During Childbirth

Mind Over Matter: Minimizing Pain in Labor

Miles Circuit to improve Optimal Fetal Positioning

Cervical Exams - Who needs them?


When and How to Push 

Magic Umbilical Cords – Cord Pulsation

Delayed Cord Clamping

Waiting to Inhale: How to Unhurry the Moment of Birth 

Video demonstrating hypnobirthing "J Breathing" for delivery 

Birth as We Know It: Awesome Trailer Video of Russian Water Births

Nuchal Cords - the Perfect Scapegoat


The Risks of Labor Induction 

NY Times article on report urging less interventions in labor 

Cesarean Birth

Gentle Cesarean Birth 

Consumer Reports Hospital C-section rates

What Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know About Cesarean Section booklet  

Family Centered Cesarean Birth Plan and handout to guide plan

Vaginal Swabbing for C-Section Babies

Family Centered Cesarean Birth Video

VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)

A midwife's recommendations for a successful VBAC

Benefits of Doulas



Six Breastfeeding Positions Worth a Try

Helpful latching video

Top Ten breastfeeding tips 

Parody Music Video: “Teach Me How to Breastfeed”

Kellymom.com: evidence based breastfeeding

A Mosaic of Breastfeeding Positions handout

National Geographic article "How Breastfeeding Engineers a Baby's Gut" 


For Dads


Dads and Doulas Working Together 


Five Reasons Dads Should Demand a Doula

So I’m Here, Now What? Tips for Dads on How to Help

4 Secrets of Dads Bonding with Baby

Paternal Skin to Skin for Newborns


Dads and Doulas

Video of Yoga Ball labor positions with partner help



Postpartum and Babies


Phases of a Nursling 


​40 days of Rest 

5 Top Tips for the Brand New Mama 

Placenta Encapsulation, more 

Additional reading recommendations

​The Birth Partner, by Penny Simpkin

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way, by Susan McCutcheon

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, by Ina May Gaskin

Natural Hospital Birth, by Cynthia Gabriel

The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth, by Henci Goer

​After the Baby's Birth...A Woman's Way to Wellness, by Robin Lim