Resources on all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum

Looking to self-educate more about birth as you prepare for yours? Or are you wanting to become a full-on birth nerd like me? Look no further than these trusted, evidence-based and reliable sources. No more blindly searching google and mommy blogs for your information!


Expecting Better by Emily Oster

Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy by Angela Garbes

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Penny Simkin

Real Food for Pregnancy by Lily Nichols

The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin

The Nursing Mother's Companion by Kathleen Huggins

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

Babies are Not Pizzas by Rebecca Dekker, PhD

Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

Give Birth Like a Feminist by Milli Hill

Birthing from Within: An Extra-ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation by Pam England and Rob Horowitz

Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care by Jennifer Block


Evidence Based Birth, Rebecca Dekker, PhD

MotherBoard Birth (for birth plan-making)

Childbirth Connection

Lamaze (check out the six healthy birth practices!)

Global Health Media Project (for videos of pregnancy, labor, birth, and breast/chestfeeding)

BabyCenter (for more videos to help you know what to expect)

Choices in Childbirth (Every Mother Counts) 

Cochrane Review (systematic reviews on all sorts of interventions related to childbirth)

Birth By the Numbers/Listening to Mothers Surveys 


The Business of Being Born

Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin And The Farm Midwives



Labor Signs (Contraction Timer)
Calm App (for mindfulness meditations)


Babies in Common Podcast

Evidence Based Birth Podcast

Sacred Support Doula Services
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