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Resources

Local

Beloved Birth

Local doula and childbirth educator, Amy Rickard. Offering natural childbirth and hypnobirthing classes, placenta encapsulation, henna and belly casting.

Baby Moon

Breastfeeding support from experienced mothers

Birth Haven

Offering prenatal and postpartum doulas, placenta encapsulation and hypnobabies classes.

ICAN of the Bluegrass

Local branch of the International Cesarean Awareness Network

La Leche League of Kentucky

Breastfeeding support from experienced mothers

On the Web

Evidence Based Birth

A great place to get reliable information about common tests, procedures and interventions in pregnancy and birth.

Spinning Babies

Techniques and exercises to promote optimal fetal positioning.

Mama Seeds

Online prenatal and postpartum yoga and fitness videos and community support.

International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)

Information and support for cesarean prevention, recovery and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

Waterbirth International

Information about the benefits of waterbirth.

Mothering Magazine

Great resource for natural parenting issues before and after birth!

Recommended Reading

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer

The book I recommend to all pregnant women.

The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin

If someone is going to be at your birth, they need to read this!

Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Harper, RN

Active Birth by Janet Balaskas

For Kids

Welcome with Love by Jenni Overend

Beautifully illustrated story of a homebirth

Videos

A normal homebirth

How birth should be and often is at home

The machine that goes "ping"

A humorous, yet somewhat accurate, portrayal of hospital birth.