Resources

One of the things I love most about being a doula is getting to walk alongside women on their birth journeys and helping them find the tools and information they need. Listed here, you’ll find some of my favorite and most recommended sources of both online and print information. Please note: I have included links to where books may be purchased, but none of them are affiliate links. I only include the links for ease of use for the reader and receive no compensation of any kind.

Pregnancy and Birth Resources for Nashville, TN

Birth Concierge

Check out Blissful Birthing TN  for all the resources you might need for local providers from maternity/birth photography to medical care providers. Wonderful research for all things “birthy” on the local scene!

Childbirth Education

Evidence Based Birth Childbirth Classes with Heidi Duncan, Expecting New Life Birth Services. Terrific class series focused on helping you to understand all your options and the risks.benefits associated with each one, helping you make informed choices for your pregnancy and birth. Heidi also offers one on one, personalized in-home childbirth education.

Online Childbirth Class with Rebekah Porter of Blissful Birthing TN. Truly fantastic class, only takes about two hours to complete and can be done from your own home. This class is designed and offered by an experienced, professional doula and birth worker and includes many topics from birth planning to breastfeeding and everything in between.

Blooma Yoga Childbirth Classes and Breastfeeding Education Classes ranging from quick birth basics to more in-depth instruction, breastfeeding classes, and prenatal and postpartum yoga classes. Classes are taught by a team of professionals trained in doula work, Lamaze, yoga, and Lactation Consulting.

Online and Print Resources for Pregnancy and Birth

Books

Bickley, Sarah J. Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering

England, Pam. Birthing from Within

Gaskin, Ina May. Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth

Simkin, Peggy. The Birth Partner

Simkin, Peggy et al. Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

Online Resources

Evidence Based Birth 

Science and Sensibility

VBAC Facts

International Cesarian Awareness Network

Resources for Breastfeeding

Books

Gaskin, Ina May. Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding

Kaplan, Robin. Latch: A Handbook for Breastfeeding with Confidence at Every Stage

Wiessinger, Diane; West, Diana; Pitman, Theresa. The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

Online Resources

KellyMom.Com

La Leche League International

Breastfeeding  Inc.