We talk a lot about the difference between fact and opinion. It’s important that you understand what your options are so that you can make informed decisions. Making informed choices for yourself in your labor is one of the key factors that will allow you to look back on your labor as being ‘positive and satisfactory’.

These links have been selected for you as a starting point to educate yourself on some of the necessary choices you will make for your birth, your body and your baby.




DONA International

Classes or Resources

Bay Area Birth Education (BABE)

Lamaze International

Did you Know? Doula Services are Covered by Insurance

Evidence Based Birth


Mind Body Pregnancy

Back to Life

Group B Strep

Group B Strep in Pregnancy: Evidence for Antibiotics and Alternatives

Group B Strep – Easy, Natural Treatments For Group B Strep

How I Avoided GBS Naturally

Group B Strep (GBS) in Pregnancy and Birth: What’s a Mom to Do?

Group B Strep and Pregnancy

Other Resources

Your Guide to Breastfeeding by the Office of Women’s Health – free pdf download and a GREAT breastfeeding resource

Paced Bottle Feeding: How to Do It and Why You’d Want To

Restricting oral fluid and food intake during labour

Original SIDS Researcher Says Baby Bed-sharing is Not Dangerous

Can Eating Dates Shorten Labor?

Zofram may increase rist of birth defects

Buckled Baby: Child Safety Seat Installation and Inspection

Evidence on: Induction or C-section for big baby?

Babies Declared “Too Big” In Utero Are Often Smaller Than Doctors Predict, Study Finds, & Here’s Why That Could Be A Problem

Is Erythromycin Eye Ointment Always Necessary for Newborns?

‘Ineffective, outdated and unethical’ – the case against antibiotic eye drops for newborns

Recommendations on newborn health

Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping May Benefit Children Years Later

Why you should hire a doula if you want an epidural

9 non-negotiable rules for visiting a new mom/newborn

Harvard Researchers Explain Why Our Culture Needs Co-Sleeping

The Evidence on Placenta Encapsulation


Biological Nurturing/Nursing position

Hand Expressing

General Breastfeeding Info

Mothers and Their Babies
Check out the remarkable bond between the mother and her baby.

Hand Expression of Breast Milk
There are many benefits of knowing how to express milk from the breast without the use of expensive or cumbersome pumps. In this video, Dr. Jane Morton demonstrates how easily hand expression can be taught to mothers.

Hand Expression Increases Later Milk Production

Weleda Baby Massage Video