Breastfeeding, Parenting and Pregnancy
Spurred on from my own pregnancy and subsequent birth of my daughter last year, I have put up this page to store resources that I have found useful on subjects such as babies, birth, breastfeeding and pregnancy. I figure alot of us looking at weight issues are ladies who are about to or just had a baby and hence may find these useful. I have also added a related section on our forums Breastfeeding, Parenting and Pregnancy for discussions on these and other child related topics plus information I find on the topic of low carb diet during lactation and pregnancy Breastfeeding, Pregnancy and Low Carb.
For now I have added and still adding links but do plan for this to grow to more then just links as time allows. Feel free to let me know of any other good links that would be suited here.
Breastfeeding, Parenting and Pregnancy Links
PREGNANCY AND BIRTH
Wonderful Birth Australian.
Henci Goer Lots of articles on home births, medical intervention etc
Ina May Gaskin
The Maternity Coalition Inc Maternity Coalition is a national umbrella organisation committed to the advancement of best-practice maternity care for all Australian women & their families.
Childbirth Connection Childbirth Connection is a national not-for-profit organization that uses research, education & advocacy to improve maternity care for all women & their families (American).
Joyous Birth Australia's Birth Information & Suppport Website!
Birth Talk Support, education & celebration of birth - Queensland based
Birth Online childbirth & parenting classes, I never did the paid ones but found the free ones were really good. If you try the paid ones let us know what they're like in our forums!
Nine Months Another Aussie pregnancy site.
Essential Baby I enjoyed getting their weekly pregnancy updates when I was pregnant with Maya.
Better Health: Pregnancy & Birth
Sure your planning on going natural, yada, yada but STILL please research this as you never know what will happen & you need to be prepared.
Cares SA A great site on caesarean's, if you are pregnant make sure to read up about them don't be silly like me & think that it will never happen to find it does and you know nothing...
Birthrites Another site on caesarean's.
VBAC This website provides childbearing women & maternity care professionals access to research-based information, resources, continuing education and support for VBAC* (vaginal birth after cesarean).
CANA: Caesarean Awareness Network Australia National organisation for women on all issues regarding caesareans and birthing after a caesarean (including vbac).
GENTLE, ATTACHMENT PARENTING
Belly Belly They have a good forum with a focus on gentle parenting, home & natural births.
Bawling Babes Great blog on CC.
Ask Dr Sears Some good info here.
The Natural Child Project
OTHER PARENTING AND PREGNANCY WEBSITES
Australian Breast Feeding Association Lots of info here.
International Breastfeeding Journal An online journal published by BioMed Central.
International Registry for Lactation Research Research in human lactation is sometimes rather limited by a shortage of eligible volunteers. This registry has been developed to provide the scientific community with a registry of potential volunteers for studying human lactation under special circumstances. These circumstances include certain medical conditions, problems with lactation, or use of specific drugs during breastfeeding. Women who are currently breastfeeding, and/or women planning to breast feed after delivery, are included in this registry. For those of you outside the USA, you are most welcome to register as well.
Breastfeeding Online plus make sure to check this page out: Some good handouts by Jack Newman, MD US Site.
Kelly Mom Breastfeeding and Parenting, US.
Breastfeeding Basics US
Now I know this is a touchy topic, and I'm not going to tell you whats right or wrong BUT I feel it is important for every parent to educate themselves on this so that they can make an INFORMED decision what ever that decision may be.
Child Vaccinations We have a great thread going on our forums on this where everyone can discuss and share good links and information that they find.
Well Being Journal Mandating Vaccines (plus more related articles on website)
Dr Jay Gordon Deadly Immunity.
Australian Government: Department of Health and Ageing About Immunisation.
Australasian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine Vaccines are Not Mercury-Free.
Vaccination Information, South Australia
Vaccination Information Service Australian.
Australian Vaccination Network
The National Centre for Immunisation Research (NCIRS) Australian.
Mercola Article about vaccines and Autism.
Mercola Another Mercola article on the measles vaccine, if you do a search on his site you should find many more as well.
June Russel's Health Facts Vaccination.
Some threads from our forums to help with ideas on what good baby items and bargains, ideas welcome!
Articles and Links on Introducing Solids to Infants A good thread in our forum.
Child and Youth Health This is the South Australian version of mothers and babies, site has lots of good info for everyone not just people in SA.
Gestational Diabetes and Breastfeeding: Research References
Don't forget lots more info on this topic on the forums!