”Good beginnings make a positive difference in the world, so it is worth our while to provide the best possible care for mothers and babies throughout this extraordinarily influential part of life.” – Ina May Gaskin

If you have a specific area of interest or question, I’ll be happy to see what resources I can suggest. I also can recommend and lend various books I found helpful preparing for pregnancy and birth.

For online reading, I suggest:

Hardcover/E-reader books:

I highly recommend looking into an out-of-hospital childbirth education series to learn more about the labor and birth process, relaxation techniques and more. If you have questions we can cover various topics in our prenatal visits but a comprehensive childbirth class will serve you well. Living in the Chicagoland area we are blessed with many wonderful options, including:

If you are delivering at a hospital, you can also see what resources they offer and take a tour of the labor and delivery unit. I also have more class types and listings by request on my resource list. (see below)

Besides pregnancy and birth, I have compiled a resource list of:

  • breastfeeding support groups

  • birth/family photographers

  • midwifery practices

  • placenta encapsulators

  • massage therapists

  • chiropractors

  • therapists/support groups

  • local parenting groups

  • pediatricians

  • babywearing meetups

  • and more