Pregnancy & Childbirth Sites
ParenthoodWeb's Pregnancy & Labor Corner: Pregnancy & labor information
including calendars, articles, ultrasound images, ovulation predictors, journals,
birth stories, chat, discussion boards, & more!
About Pregnancy: A pregnancy calendar, 'belly gallery', u/s gallery, & everything
you could ever want to know about pregnancy. Free newsletters, chats, forums.
Alternative Parenting: Articles relating to birth & breastfeeding.
Birth Stories: Searchable collection of 400 birth stories ranging from the "perfect
birth" to stories about those with many complications.
BirthPlan.com: Learn about birth plans & make one online! You can return to
update it, also!
Childbirth Resources @ FirstBabymall.com: Various articles about pregnancy
& childbirth preparation.
Drug Risk Categories for Pregnancy & Lactation: Database on the effects of drugs
and environmental agents in pregnancy & breastfeeding.
Enemas & Childbirth: An article explaining the use of enemas to speed labor,
provide hydration, and stimulate contractions. (Moms-to-be, ask if your facility
provides these or if your obstetrician requires these when YOU are in labor!)
ePregnancy: All through pregnancy - from before conception to after birth! Lots
of articles, interactive features, forums & other news, ideas & resources to keep
you informed & inspired throughout your "waiting time."
FamilyWeb Home Page: Read about others' birthing experiences!
HELLP Syndrome Birth Stories: featuring stories by moms who have experienced
HELLP Syndrome or Pre-Eclampsia during their pregnancies.
Interactive Pregnancy Calendar: Interactive tool to build a day-by-day customized
calendar detailing the development of a baby from before conception to birth.
Labor of Love: Pregnancy journals, message boards, birth stories & more!
Labor Resources - Childbirth.org: Everything you wanted to know about labor &
birth but were afraid to ask!
Lamaze FAQ: Frequently asked questions about the Lamaze teaching method.
NaturalChildbirth.org: An organization dedicated to providing natural childbirth
education, midwifery, and pregnancy resources.
Nutrition & Nourishment During Labor: An article discussing eating & nourishment
before & during the early parts of labor.
Parents Place Pregnancy: Pregnancy resources from the first online parenting website!
Pregnancy HelpDesk: Childbirth information plus month-by-month pregnancy guide,
tests during pregnancy, and many links.
Pregnancy Today: A resource & community for expectant parents offering an expert
Q&A, birth planner, boards, birth stories, articles, calculators, news, trivia, games, &
more to guide you through pregnancy with the greatest of ease!
Stories of Fathering Infants: Dads' side of birth & the early days, from the FatherWork
site. Remember, it takes TWO!
The Compleat Mother Magazine: all about pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Very
opinionated with lots of humor throughout.
Welcome to BabyCenter: BabyCenter is your complete resource for pregnancy & baby.
Created by parents & reviewed by doctors & other experts. Current articles, answers to
thousands of questions, week by week information, baby name finder, connections with
other parents online, a huge baby store, and more!
Write a Meaningful Birth Plan: Informative articles about things to consider when writing
your birthing plan.
Sites on Midwifery & Doulas
Becoming a Doula - Motherstuff: Information on steps to becoming a doula (labor partner!).
CAPPA: Doula & childbirth educator certification programs.
Dear Midwife - Visiting with Anne Sommers, Licensed Midwife: Dear Midwife includes a
discussion forum for expectant moms considering home birth & water birth.
Doulas of North America (DONA): DONA is the International Association of Doulas - trained
labor support. More & more women are learning about this option - a woman who focuses
wholly on "mothering the mother." Doula support has been shown to lower c/section rates!
Gently Borne Midwifery: Unassisted birth story, recipe for breastmilk-based soap, other
resources & information.
Locate a Midwife, Worldwide!: This site lists contact information for midwives, doulas,
childbirth educators & lactation consultants from around the world. Some articles &
important links are also provided.
Midwifery Today: Online version of a magazine promoting midwifery & natural childbirth.
Midwifery, Pregnancy, Birth, Childbirth, Breastfeeding: Resources for midwives, nurses,
doulas, childbirth educators, doctors, & parents!
The Midwife & Home Birth: Video which traces the history of midwives with interviews,
pictures, and articles.
Alternative Birthing Methods
Alexander Technique & Natural Childbirth: How the Alexander Technique can help natural birthing.
Cyndi's Childbirth Page: Information on natural birth, homebirth, unassisted birth. Also: birth story, sample "home-to-hospital transport" birth plan.
For a Natural Birth, There's No Place Like Home: An article discussing the advantages of having a home birth.
Homebirth - Safety & Benefits: Collection of articles & source material about home-birthing.
Labor Pictorial: Come see what labor was like for Anita's second birth - a waterbirth at home!
Our Waterbirth Decision: Information on having a water-birth. Personal story & links to other
Water Baby Video & Waterbirth Resources List: Documentary video including actual waterbirths & sequences with waterbirth pioneers. Also has listing of over 650 birth providers
that have waterbirth services.
Water Birth: - A Gentle Birth Choice: Informative articles about the advantages of birthing in water.
Waterbirth Website: Educational site about the value of water labor & waterbirth. Includes stories, information, and resources about how to prepare for a waterbirth.
Breastfeeding Sites -
The Natural Way to Nourish YOUR Baby!
Birth & Breastfeeding: Shenandoah's Birth Stories and Homebirth related articles.
Breastfeeding.com: This is the place for help & information on breastfeeding. Detailed information,
book reviews, humor, a directory of lactation consultants and more!
Lactation, Breastfeeding, Infant Nutrition: Information & products to help nursing mothers.
NursingMother.com: Informative site with many unique breastfeeding resources. Highlights
include the advocacy, humor, & "stuff that will make you mad" sections.
Breastfeeding & Baby Products: a complete line of breastfeeding products; brand-names, etc.
BFAR - Breastfeeding After Reduction: Find out about breastfeeding after breast reduction
surgery from women who are doing it or will be! A support & resource area for women
considering breastfeeding after breast-reduction.