Resources

Birth and Parenting Websites

Lamaze for Parents
Lamaze International website for parents includes resources to assist you on your birth journey.  Sign up for a weekly email specific to your stage of pregnancy, find a Lamaze class in your area and connect with other parents.

Giving Birth with Confidence
A blog supported by Lamaze International that shares stories by real women.

Childbirth Connections
A not for profit organization that provides up-to-date evidence-based information and resources on planning for pregnancy, labor and birth, and the postpartum period.


Birth and Postpartum Doulas
Birth doulas in the Pittsburgh area


Blessed Arrivals
Birth doulas in the Pittsburgh area


Postpartum Doulas in the Pittsburgh area


Birth Center

The Midwife Center 
Southwestern Pennsylvania's only licensed and accredited freestanding birth center offering well woman gynecological care, prenatal care and childbirth in a warm and supportive birth center. Their goal is to provide safe and satisfying care that is personalized to meet the needs of the woman and her family. The staff is guided by the philosophy that a woman should be in control of her own health care, including her birth experience.


Breastfeeding Assistance

La Leche League
Comprehensive breastfeeding information.  Help finding a breastfeeding support group in your area.

Kelly Mom
Website offering answers to your breastfeeding questions.


Cloth Diapering

Green Cheeks Diaper Service

Offers organic cloth diaper delivery, cleaning and pick up in the greater Pittsburgh area.

Happy Baby Company
This local store carries unique baby items and is the home of Pittsburgh Cloth Diapers.  They offer free seminars for families interested in using cloth diapers.


Photographers

Recommended Reading

Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding by Ina May Gaskin

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn:The Complete Guide by Penny Simkin

The Official Lamaze Guide: Giving Birth with Confidence
by Judith Lothian and Charlotte De Vries 

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by The La Leche League