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PREGNANCY & BIRTH:

For BOOKS recommendations please check subpage BOOKS.


MIDWIFERY Care

Benefits of receiving midwife based care include:
* Decreased need for anesthesia

* Reduced labor induction rates

*Lower risk of necessary C-section

* Increase in breastfeeding success

* Lower infant preterm births and mortality rates
 


NYC HOMEBIRTH MIDWIVES
https://www.nyhomebirth.com


MIDWIVES AFFILIATED WITH HOSPITALS (HOSPITAL MIDWIVES)

* Village Maternity (Metropolitan Hospital)
   https://village-maternity.com/en_us/

* Central Park Midwifery (Mount Sinai West)
   
http://www.centralparkmidwifery.com

* OULA ( Mount Sinai West)
   https://oulahealth.com

* Park Slope Midwives (Methodist Brooklyn)
   http://parkslopemidwives.net



CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES:

* Mary Esther Malloy at Mindful Birth 
   https://www.mindfulbirthny.com/childbirth-classes/

* Birth Matters
   https://www.birthmattersnyc.com/schedule-registration

   (offers in-person and private classes)

 

* Yael Yoga Life 

   Birthing From Within 

   Holistic Mindful approach 

   https://www.yaelyogalife.com/birthing

 


* Birth Smarter 
   https://birthsmarter.com/collections/new-york-city

* Manhattan Birth
   https://manhattanbirth.com/pregnant-folks/

* Your Badass Natural Birth 
   https://www.yourbadassnaturalbirth.com/classschedule

* Flying Doula Gentle Birth class 
   https://www.flyingdoula.com/childbirth-education.html
   (offer private classes)


* Boober 
   https://getboober.com/#pregnant

 

* NYC Birth Village

    https://www.nycbirthvillage.com/classes-1

* Baby, Please! Childbirth Classes                                                        https://www.babypleasebirthservices.com/childbirth-classes.html

* The Mother Ship NYC 
   https://www.themothershipnyc.com/collections/evidence-based-birth®-      childbirth-class

* Carriage House Birth 
   https://www.carriagehousebirth.com/family-education

 

* Bold Doula in home childbirth education

   https://www.bolddoula.com/in-home-child-birth-education


* Workshop: Learn how to Push safely and effectively and to protect your        Pelvic Floor for Birth
   Pushing Power with Chantal Traub
   https://www.chantaltraub.com/events

 

* Childbirth Education Classes

   Private

   https://www.prenatalmassagecenter.com/childbirth-education-class-nyc





HYPNOBIRTHING:

*
Hypnobirthing International the Mongan Method
  https://hypnobirthing.com/course/

* Gentle Birth NYC Sara Kramer
   https://www.gentlebirthingnyc.com

PUSHING STAGE:

* Evidence Based Birth Evidence Birthing Positions

    https://evidencebasedbirth.com/evidence-birthing-positions/

* Positions in labor (includes suggestions for pushing stage)

  https://ilpqc.org/ILPQC%202020+/PVB/Toolkit/LSPM/Optimal%20Positions%20CMQCC.pdf

* Okra Water for easier pushing stage, protecting your perineum

   https://www.loribregman.com/blog-1/okra-water

Fetal Ejection Reflex - do we really have to push? 

   https://www.midwifelennon.com/blog/fetal-ejection-reflex

* Institute of Birth Healing

   Pushing During Labors -  Podcast

   https://instituteforbirthhealing.com/pushing-during-labor/

* Chantal Traub Pushing Power

   https://www.chantaltraub.com/

* Chantal Traub Protect You Perineum for Birth

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjVHqCnwnd8

 

INDUCTIONS: 

* Acupressure guide for labor 

   https://www.sustaininghealthacupuncture.com/post/acupressure-         guide-for-labor

* Acupuntcure for labor Induction

   https://www.villageremedies.com/blog-articles/what-to-expect-when-    trying-acupuncture-for-labour-induction

* Cervical Ripening prior to birth

   https://www.fullcirclejax.com/obstetrics/cervical-ripening-prior-to-          birth

  (My personal note: unless need for early induction, membrane sweep     should be done after 41 weeks)

ADDITIONAL SOURCES:

(highly recommended) 

 

* Evidence Based Birth

 

   https://evidencebasedbirth.com

   - Evidence on Pitocin

     https://evidencebasedbirth.com/evidence-on-pitocin-during-the-      third-stage-of-labor/

  - Inducing for Due Dates

    https://evidencebasedbirth.com/evidence-on-inducing-labor-for-     going-past-your-due-date/

    

    and many many more

 

* Spinning Babies

   https://www.spinningbabies.com

* Importance of the Golden Hour:

   https://www.mybabysheartbeatbear.com/blogs/pregnancy/the-    golden-hour-after-birth

* Optimal Labor Positions:

   https://ilpqc.org/

Birth Preferences, Birth Plan examples 

   Motherboardbirth 

  https://www.motherboardbirth.com

* Bishop Score

  https://perinatology.com/calculators/Bishop%20Score%20Calculator.htm

VIDEOS: 

* Business of Being Born by Abby Epstein

* Why Not Home by Jessica Moore

* These Are My Hours

* Birth as We Know It 

* The Birth of Naomi's Third Child

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXLnw2J6Vuc

* Ziggy's Birth Story - Dad Catches Baby

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elxkTEeRghU

* Theodore's Birth Story

   https://vimeo.com/187229947

* Birth in Squatting Position

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAF5n3GBkPA

* Birth Video

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHbUiRIQzGI

* Birth Video - close up

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ui3b2TQ7cY

https://www.babycenter.com/pregnancy/your-body/live-birth-      natural_3656508

* Birth with epidural

   https://www.babycenter.com/pregnancy/your-body/live-birth-      epidural_10314055

 

 

 

READS:

* Birth Pause by Mindful Birth

   https://www.mindfulbirthny.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Malloy-    Birth-Pause-Article-Publication.pdf

 

*  https://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-04-26/human-eggs-emit-zinc-sparks-at-moment-of-fertilization

 

BREECH PRESANTATION:

 

* Spinning Babies

  https://www.spinningbabies.com/pregnancy-birth/baby-             position/breech/flip-a-breech/

* Drake Chiropractic List

   https://drakechiropractic.ie/breech-turning-techniques.pdf

 

  Webster Technique Chiropractor

  Dr. Randi Jaffe

  https://www.drrandijaffe.com

* Acupuncture/ Moxa

* Osteopathy

* Homeopathy

PLACENTA: 

* Placenta Previa Acupuncture Treatment

   https://yintuitionwellness.com/blog/placenta-previa

* Book: 

   Robin Lim - Placenta the Forgotten Chakra

* Encapsulation

* Placenta Prints: 

  I offer that service

NUTRITION:

* Ordering herbs:

   https://mountainroseherbs.com/

* NORA Tea by the Village Midwife

 https://www.thevillagemidwife.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/NORA-Tea.pdf

* Third Trimester Tea 

https://thrivemarket.com/p/earth-mama-organic-third-trimester-tea

 

BABY CARRIERS: 

* Boba Baby Wrap (best for the first months)

   https://boba.com/collections/shop-all-boba-wraps

 * Woven Wraps (those will last you forever!)

   https://wovenwraps.com/collections/woven-wraps

* Najell Baby Carrier

   https://najell.com/c/shop/baby-carriers?

* SOLLY Baby Wrap

    https://sollybaby.com/collections/all

* Nine reasons why not to carry your baby facing out

   https://boba.com/blogs/boba-reads/nine-reasons-not-to-carry-      your-baby-facing-out

* Facing In Facing Out - Science based view on baby carrying          positions

   https://ergobaby.com/blog/2011/02/facing-in-facing-out-a-        science-based-view-on-baby-carrying-positions/

* Babywearing Why Forward Facing Isn't For You

    https://theecofriendlyfamily.com/babywearing-why-forward-         facing-isnt-for-you/

SAFE SLEEP:

*  Cosleeping 

    https://cosleeping.nd.edu/safe-co-sleeping-guidelines/

 

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READY TO DIVE IN DEEPER:


PODCASTS:

* Indie Birth Podcasts
   https://indiebirth.org/13moons

* Wise Traditions Podcasts
   https://www.westonaprice.org/podcast/#gsc.tab=0

* Medicine Stories
   https://mythicmedicine.love/podcast-new



MOVIES/ DOCUMENTARIES: 

* The Business of Being Born by Abby Epstein

* The Business Birth Control

* Why Not Home by Jessica Moore

* These Are my Hours by Scott Kirschenbaum 

   https://www.rootedbirth.org/film

* Birth As We Know It

   https://www.birthintobeing.com/film

* Birth in Squatting Position

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAF5n3GBkPA

COURSES:

* Free Birth Society Complete Guide to Freebirth   https://www.freebirthsocietycourses.com

WEBSITES:

* Birth Into Being

   https://www.birthintobeing.com

* Free Birth Society

   https://www.freebirthsociety.com/

* Karlton Terry Baby Therapy

   https://ktbabytherapy.com

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