Academic Resources

 
 

Learn the nine things ACOG is recommending to minimize interventions. Spoiler alert: childbirth education and doulas are on the list. 


Updated information for newborn care though the young adult years

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/Pages/default.aspx


 

Reliable, parent friendly wesite

http://www.childbirthconnection.org/

Trusting a website can be risky.  How do you know their information is valid?  This website is designed for parents while being accadimically solid. Bookmark it :) 

Nutrition

https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/

Diet choices can be overwhelming however eating well is critically important to you and your baby's health. Get the most updated recomntations and discover what is right for your needs. 

The online Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Newborn Guide

http://www.pcnguide.com/

If you only read one book- This is one to read.  But if you're not a reader at all this online version with it's series of links and up-to-date info is a wonderful option! It doesn't replace the book but it does offer much of the information and is orgainzed well. 

American College of OBGYNs

www.acog.org/Patients

Search FACTS about birth easily from these links instead of hoping that the random internet source is reliable.

This site is content heavey and designed for those who are already familiar with birth so cut yourself some slack if the infromation too much to digest directly from site. 


 

Case Studies

http://www.cochrane.org/search/site/birth

Read documented medical findings and case studies. 
This site is content heavey and designed for those who are already familiar with birth so cut yourself some slack if the infromation too much to digest directly from site.