Websites for Expecting Couples

Choices in Childbirth
This website publishes statistics and intervention rates at your local hospitals along with loads of other helpful information for couples.

DONA International
Provides all of the information on Doulas that you could ever ask for!  This website is a great resource for parents and professionals alike.

Childbirth Connection
This website is full of informational articles on every aspect of childbirth for women and their partners.

Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York
To aid in finding a childbirth educator in your area.

Cord Blood Registry                                      
All the information on Cord Blood and why to save it for your child's future.

Real Birth
Every class you could ever imagine from Pre-natal Yoga, and Sibling Preparation to Breastfeeding and Postpartum Depression Support Group. A wonderful resource!

La Leche League Manhattan
Support for Breastfeeding Mothers

Pre-natal Massage Center of Manhattan
Because every mother-to-be needs a little me time!

Pre-natal Photography

Lucy Turull

Pre-Natal Yoga
Eve Stahlberger-certified Jivamukti Yoga Instructor

Melissa Feldman-pre/post-natal yoga

Books to Consider

On Doulas’ and Partners’ Role in Labor
The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier and Healthier Birth by Marshall H. Klaus, John H. Kennell, and Phyllis H. Klaus

The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas and All Other Labor Companions by Penny Simkin

On Childbirth Choices
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

Gentle Birth Choices: A Guide to Making Informed Decisions About Birthing Centers, Birth Attendants, Water Birth, Home Births and Hospital Births by Barbara Harper and Suzanne Arms

On Newborns and Newborn Care
Your Amazing Newborn by Marshall Klaus and Phyllis H. Klaus 

The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two by William Sears, Martha Sears, Robert Sears and James Sears

On Breastfeeding
The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers by Jack Newman M.D. and Teresa Pitman

The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins

Just for Laughs
Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth by Jenny McCarthy


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