Parenting Resources

The following suggests focus primarily on pregnancy and childbirth, but are great sources of information even if you are not currently pregnant or planning to have children in the future.

http://www.health-e-learning.com/resources/free-lectures

The above is a series of free online lectures. I haven’t listened to all of them yet, but I highly recommend Brian Palmers: The Anatomy of Breastfeeding. Don’t be put off by the subtitle you’ll find on the first page. This lecture is far from dry or boring. Whether or not you are currently considering breastfeeding, I recommend you listen to this lecture.

If I had access to The Other Baby Book when I was having my children years ago, I would have done many things differently. I highly recommend it. You can read my review here.

Here are some Facebook pages you might want to explore:

The Birthing Site

MammaDoula

Midwifery Today and their online magazine

And if you’re in the southwestern Ontario area, I suggest…

The Vesta Parenting Centre

The Vesta Shop

And no list of resources I compile on the subject would be complete without a link to One World Birth.

This list is just the tip of the iceberg. I want to encourage you ~ if you’re pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are simply interested in learning more ~ to explore these and other resources.

Type in “pregnancy,” “childbirth,” and/or “natural childbirth” into your search engine and begin to explore.

Just a word of warning: Be careful to check out the credentials of the author(s) of the material. Just because it sounds convincing, doesn’t mean it’s the right choice for you and your family. Gather adequate information (on both sides of any controversial topic) to make a truly informed decision.

If you want to learn more, look for doulas in your area. A big part of what we do is educate our clients so they can come to a decision they feel is best for them.

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