RESOURCES and LINKS
Meet the Doulas!
The Cincinnati Area Doula Society (CADS) hosts “Meet the Doulas” events every other month. At these events, expectant moms and their partners can hear more about doula services, meet many local doulas, and ask questions.
For more information, visit www. cincinnatidoulas.org
Some women choose to use placenta encapsulation in the postpartum period to aid with post-birth hormonal fluctuations, overall healing, or postpartum depression. For more on the benefits, click on:
Hospital Maternity Statistics:
Visit http://ohiohospitalcompare.ohio.gov/ to view and compare maternity statistics for Ohio hospitals (sort by county or zip code). You may be interested in what you find.
Many moms can benefit from the support of a postpartum doula in the weeks following birth. Each doula's service is unique, but most postpartum doulas are especially skilled at lactation support, will help moms establish good breast feeding habits, and may help with a light meal for mom or with other children in the home so mom can rest and enjoy her baby. Some local postpartum doulas:
Mary Wales, Postpartum Doula
Specializing in breastfeeeding information & support
Lisa Dierkers, Postpartum Doula
Amanda Parkinson, Birth & Postpartum Doula
Books and Websites:
Pregnancy and Birth
Gentle Birth Choices – Barbara Harper
The Complete Book of Pregnancy & Childbirth – Sheila Kitzinger -
The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth – Henci Goer
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth &Spiritual Midwifery - Ina May Gaskin
The Birth Partner – Penny Simkin
Birthing From Within – Pam England
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding – La Leche League International
The Nursing Mother’s Companion – Kathleen Huggins
Bestfeeding, How to Breastfeed your Baby – Suzanne Arms
The Baby Book – Dr. William Sears
The Vital Touch – Sharon Heller
The Vaccine Book – Dr. Robert Sears
The VBAC Companion – Diane Korte
Having Twins and More – Elizabeth Noble
Positioning Baby: www.spinningbabies.com
Barefoot RNR's "Ease into Labor" package:
The Postpartum Period
Excellent article discussing postpartum needs and the way this time is addressed in cultures around the world.