Grow in wisdom

We have included links to podcasts, articles, books, blogs, and other resources, vetted by us, to help you achieve wellness in all aspects of your journey as a mother. 

See below for resources for birth, parenting, nutrition, emotional support, breastfeeding, and postpartum.

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BIRTH

Podcasts

The Birth Hour – everything birth-related

Doing It At Home – home birth: the choices and challenges

Awakening Birth – birth choices and the healing power of birth with Deborah Flowers ("the "Farm Midwife") and Robin Lim of Bumi Sehat

Taking Back Birth – an indie birth podcast dealing with topics for all families, with an indie slant

Books

Birthing From Within – by Pam England and Rob Horowitz

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

Birth Matters: A Midwife's Manifesta – by Ina May Gaskin

The Birth Partner – by Penny Simkin

The Natural Pregnancy Book – by Aviva Romm

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

Films

The Business of Being Born – the contemporary experience of childbirth in the United States

Why Not Home? – the surprising birth choices of doctors and nurses

Microbirth – revealing the microscopic secrets of childbirth

Parenting

Podcasts

Unruffled – respectful parenting

Little Sprigs – the path to peace with your preschooler

Spawned – an entertaining, upbeat, nonjudgmental podcast about parenting

Totally Mommy – two comics talk about motherhood:  entertaining, irreverent, and raw

Mamalode – essays about parenthood, read by the authors

The Longest Shortest Time –interviews and discussions about parenting, hosted by the producer of This American Life

Quiet – raising introverted children, by the author of the book by the same name

Books

The Baby Book – by William Sears MD

The Attachment Parenting Book – by William Sears MD

What to Expect in the First Year – by Heidi Murkoff

The Aware Baby – by Aletha Jauch Solter

 


Nutrition

Podcasts

Birthful – a resource for pregnancy and beyond

Cabral Concept – Stephen Cabral, a Functional Medicine MD and Ayurvedic physician, gives science-backed nutrition information

Books

The Natural Pregnancy Book – by Aviva Romm, MD

Eating for Pregnancy: The Essential Nutrition Guide and Cookbook for Today's Mothers To Be – by Catherine Jones and Rose Ann Hudson

 

 

Emotional Support

Podcasts

Pea in the Podcast – by Dr. Alison Wilson, a psychologist with expertise in women's mental health during pregnancy

Fourth Trimester – practical support in the first months after birth

Printables

Health and Emotional Support During Pregnancy and the First Year After Having a Baby – NHS

Periodicals

Still Standing Magazine – for families surviving loss and infertility

Support Groups

National Share – pregnancy and infant loss support

Postpartum Support International – California postpartum support

Postpartum Progress – resources for postpartum depression and anxiety


Breastfeeding

Podcasts

The Boob Group – a podcast about breastfeeding

Books

After the Baby's Birth: A Woman's Way to Wellness – by Robin Lim

Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding – by Ina May Gaskin

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding – by La Leche League

Bestfeeding: How to Breastfeed Your Baby – by Chloe Fisher, Suzanne Arms, Mary Renfrew

Support Groups

La Leche League – International

The Nest Family Resource – Grass Valley, California

Postpartum

Books

After the Baby's Birth: A Woman's Way to Wellness – by Robin Lim

Articles

"The Day Someone Threw Me a Rope" – by Allison Tate