My Most Recommended Resources! click directly on links for local providers to go to their sites!
Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley and Ann Keppler
This is the go to book for all of your questions. Research based information is provided in a fair manner, giving you pros and cons of common procedures, medications and choices that you may be making.
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding 8th Edition La Leche League International
This is a great, quick resource for your breastfeeding questions. Simple, short answers you can understand and tips to put to use immediately. Perfect for the middle of the night with babe in arm and a “must know right now” question.
The Nursing Mother’s Companion Kathleen Huggins
This is another great reference for your nursing questions. I find people like one or the other of the two mentioned nursing books. Check them both out and see which fit your style
The Birth Partner, Penny Simkin
This book, especially when coupled with Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn, will answer your partner’s questions and give him or her tools in the back pocket to support you during childbirth and afterward.
I encourage all families to review information about possible cesarean, even if that is not a desired birth option for them. With some planning and conversation with your provider you may be able to have many desired elements of your birth plan.
The Fourth Trimester-
AKA “Why will my baby only sleep on me?” and “What is going on here?”
Co sleeping info
Melissa Cole at Luna Lactation– she even makes housecalls!
1906 NW 25th Ave, Unit 10
Nursing Mother’s Counsel
The website to consult: kellymom.com
Information about night nursing:
Cranio Sacral for mom and baby
1414 NW 53rd Drive, Portland OR 97210
Offering regular free Craniosacral Therapy clinics for infants and mothers
Teresa Robertson, LMT, CIIM Or Lic # 10142
Clinic Locations in Hillsboro, Lake Oswego and Cedar Hills
House calls available for mother & baby treatments
Beth Yohalem – Ilsley, L.Ac.
Beth is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist specializing in women’s health and postpartum care. She is the mother of two small children.