Resources

MY FACEBOOK PAGES for information and comment: Confident Childbirth – Lamaze OR Breastfeeding: Santa Ynez

The following resources have been screened by me and I feel they and their information are supportive of women interested in a natural approach to birth & parenting.

Local

Doula information may be found at Central Coast Doula Assoc. www.centralcoastdoulas.com    805-202-3001

Midwifery options may be found at Santa Barbara Midwifery: www.santabarbaramidwifery.com  805-563-0348. In home births are available.

Our one option for an out of hospital birth center  is NOW OPEN!: www.sbbirthcenter.com

Breast pumps can be purchased or rented from local retail outlets. Santa Barbara Healthcare has location in both SB and Buellton. Search the websites of Medela (www.medelabreastfeedingus.com) or Ameda for other locations and the best product for your needs.

NATIONAL

For more information about the organization through which I am certified: www.Lamaze.org

A great blog to sign up for is www.givingbirthwithconfidence.org

A very complete and active website which promotes choices and enjoyable birth is www.enjoybirth.com (sign up for the Top Three Tips to Enjoy your Birth) and www.pregnancybirthandbabies.com.

National advocacy for mother-friendly maternity care and a link to The Birth Survey can be found at www.motherfriendly.org.

Evidence-based articles on birthing topics are available at www.childbirthconnection.org

VBAC information can be found at www.ican-online.org

Some of the best breastfeeding information is from La Leche League: www.llli.org, www.kellymom.com and www.breastfeeding.com. Santa Barbara La Leche League is www.lllofsb.org.

New Baby information is offered at www.askdrsears.com and www.thehappiestbaby.com

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