Birth Resources

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ACOG New Term Guidelines!
Early Term, between 37 weeks and 38 weeks 6 days.
Full Term, between 39 weeks and 40 weeks 6 days.
Late Term, the 41st week.
Post Term, after 42 weeks.

ACOG – Safe Prevention of the Primary Cesarean Delivery

Birth By the Numbers

Birth Organizations

ICEA (International Childbirth Education Association)

DONA (Doulas of North America)

American Pregnancy Association

Birth Resources

Childbirth Connection

Cochran Pregnancy and Childbirth

Evidence Based Birth


Spinning Babies

Mother’s Advocate

Birthing Naturally

Orgasmic Birth

Capital City Doula Collective

Herself Moms

Infant Massage -Jo Ann Tripp

Fathers to be

Breathe Rest Live, Mathew Abeyta, Massage Therapist

Cord Blood Banking

The Cord Blood Center


baby sleeping at mom's breast

Bethany Certa Sasaki, RN, BSN, IBCLC (Sacramento Region)

Jewel Mohr, M.Ed, IBCLC

Sacramento Breastfeeding Coalition

Breastfeeding USA (Sacramento Region)

La Leche League of Sacramento, CA (Support Group)

Mother’s Milk Bank


Human Milk Bank of North America

Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy (audio)

Recommended Books

Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn by Simkin, Whalley, Keppler, Durham and Bolding (Excellent)

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth and Birth Matters by Ina May Gaskin

The Doula Guide to Birth: Secrets Every Pregnant Woman Should Know by Amanda Lowe

HypnoBirthing®: The Mongan Method-A Natural approach to safe, easier more comfortable birthing

Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care by Jennifer Block

Birthing from Within by Pam England and Rob Horowitz

The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas and All Other Labor Companions by Penny Simkin

The Food of Love by Kate Evans


Breastfeeding Help

How to Breastfeed: Getting a Good Attachment (great video)

Birth Matters, Ina May Gaskin

Delayed Cord Clamping by Penny Simkin


Birth in the Squat Position