Fave Links

Looking for more reading online about pregnancy, birth and parenting? 

Please note: these resources are provided only as recommendations for readers to find more information on pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and baby care. Anything found in these links does not replace medical advice. However, it is your right and responsibility to ask questions of your medical care providers and actively participate in decisions that affect your and your baby's medical care and health.

for Pregnancy and Childbirth

Childbirth Connection

Resources A-Z is the best part of the site for you to start your reading…
And also definitely read these two documents on their website:
What Every Woman Needs to Know About Cesarean Section and Listening to Mothers

International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)

Lamaze International

Coalition to Improve Maternity Services

MA State Maternity Hospital Statistics

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding.com
KellyMom.com
BestForBabes.org
WorkAndPump.com
LowMilkSupply.org
BreastfeedingOnline.com
Magicalhour.com
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine bfmed.org
Dr. Thomas Hale’s research on breastfeeding infantrisk.com/category/breastfeeding

La Leche League

Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition
At least Two excellent documents to print out before your baby is born: Making Milk is Easy! and Discharge Instructions. Also includes more evidence-based information, advice, and links.

The American Academy of Pediatrics  2005 Policy Statement: Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk

The United States Government’s Public Service Campaign on Breastfeeding

The American College of Nurse-Midwives on Breastfeeding

Articles by lactation consultant and esteemed breastfeeding researcher Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC

Articles by lactation consultant and esteemed breastfeeding researcher Linda Smith, BSE, FACCE,IBCLC

Articles by Jack Newman, MD, a pediatrician and world-wide reknowned expert in breastfeeding

Articles by various breastfeeding experts

Baby Care and Parenting

Mothering.com

AskDrSears.com

KellyMom.com (includes a list of parenting websites)

Considering hip health when choosing a baby/child carrier

Pathways to Wellness Magazine