Resources

for Expectant and New Parents

Local Austin Area Resources

Childbirth Education

If you are looking to learn more about childbirth anatomy, labor comfort techniques, and partner support for your birth, please ask me about the Understanding Birth courses.

Chiropractic Care

Dr. Dani at Symmetry Health Chiropractic Center specializes in pediatric chiropractic care and is Webster certified. She is familiar with Spinning Babies techniques. She is passionate about helping mothers maintain health during their pregnancies.

Breastfeeding Support

My Pure Delivery provides breastfeeding support to mothers in the Cedar Park and surrounding area. With International Board Certified Lactation Consultants on staff, they provide evidence-based support to mothers through private classes, support groups, and one-on-one clinic visits.

Nutrition and Diet

Ronika Kim is a Registered Dietician Nutritionist that will sit with you and create a personalized plan for the best nutritional care you can provide your body and baby during pregnancy and post-partum.

 

Credible Online Information

Evidence Based Birth
Unbaised, evidence-based information about pregnancy, childbirth, and post-partum care. Read articles summarizing medical research on birth interventions, or listen to the podcast episodes that share peronal stories and point to evidence-based research.
 
Mama Natural
Whether you’re pregnant, caring for your baby, interested in gentle parenting, or just want to be more natural yourself, you’ll find resources for natural childbirth and parenting here.
 

The Recovery Village Ridgefield

A group passionate about educating expecting mothers on the dangers of Substance Abuse during pregnancy. Their Pregnancy & Substance Abuse Guide contains information for mothers and their loved ones on the warning signs of substance abuse, and the risks that drugs and alcohol could have on an unborn child.

Recommended Reading

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth
by Ina May Gaskin
Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience. Based on the female-centered Midwifery Model of Care, Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention.

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth
by Henci Goer
Birth activist Henci Goer gives clear, concise information based on medical studies. The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth helps you compare and contrast your various options and shows you how to avoid unnecessary procedures, drugs, restrictions, and tests.

Babies Are Not Pizzas: They’re Born, Not Delivered
by Rebecca Dekker
Founder of Evidence Based Birth, Rebecca Dekker, shares her own birth experiences and points readers to birth topics that may need more attention from birthing parents. Babies Are Not Pizzas provides a good balance between storying Rebecca’s own birth experience, discussing her motive for starting evidencebasedbirth.com, and sharing evidence based information about childbirth. Fairly quick, easy read.