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RESOURCES / LINKS

Hospital Based Midwives

UCLA Midwifery Associates (310) 794-7274
California OB/GYN Services (310) 673-2647
The Woman's Place Camarillo CA (805) 987-6807 www.thewomansplace.com
Deborah Frank CNM (310) 275-5595

VERY Local Birth Centers and Home Birth Midwives

The Sanctuary Birth & Family Wellness Ctr www.birthsanctuary.com
Natural Birth & Women's Assoc. www.gr8birth.com
Home Birth Service www.homebirthservice.com
Birthing Women's Health (818) 500-1997
Beach Cities Birth Service www.beachcitiesbirthservice.com
The Whole Woman, Inc., Simi Valley (805) 584-7092
West Home Birth www.westhomebirth.com
Tender Loving Childbirth www.tlcwomanscenter.com
Birth Goddess Midwifery and Doula Care www.birthgoddess.com
Naturopathic Midwifery Services www.homewaterbirth.com
Art of Nursing Care, Inc. www.artofnursing.net
Birth Revolution www.birthrevolutionmidwifery.com
Birth World www.birthworld.com
GraceFull Birthing www.gracefullbirthing.com

FOR EXTENSIVE LIST OF SO. CALIFORNIA MIDWIVES
PROVIDING OUT OF HOSPITAL BIRTH SERVICES:

www.birthingbaby.com/midwife_list.html

FOR EXTENSIVE LIST OF LOCAL HOLISTIC / RECOMMENDED PRACTITIONERS
(OB/GYN, Pediatricians, Parenting, Nutrition):

www.doctorberlin.com

FOR POSTPARTUM SUPPORT AND RESOURCES:

www.postpartum.net

BREASTFEEDING

www.breastfeedla.org
www.breastfeedla.org/get-help/resource-directory.htm   (download the Breastfeeding Resources Directory in PDF)
www.llli.org
www.lllusa.org/web/LAWestsideCA.html

POSTPARTUM MOOD DISORDERS - UCLA WOMEN'S LIFE CENTER:

www.semel.ucla.edu/mood/womens-life

INTL. CESAREAN AWARENESS NETWORK, WEST L.A.:

www.westlaican.com

Doulas of North America:

www.dona.org

ADDITIONAL LOCAL HOLISTIC PRACTITIONERS, SUPPORT:

Costa Acupuncture (310) 600-2938
Andra Brosh www.motheringminds.com
New Moms Connect (323) 761-8800

Holistic pediatrics

Dr. Michelle Gerber 323-678-1025
Dr. Edmond Sarraf (310) 888-7778

Recommended Reading

Childbirth

Birthing From Within - Pam England & Rob Horowitz.
The Birth Book - W. & M. Sears
Sit Up and Take Notice! Positioning Yourself for a Better Birth - P. Scott
The Belly Mapping Workbook - G. Tully (www.spinningbabies.com)
The Official Lamaze Guide - J. Lothian, C. DeVries
Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth - Ina May Gaskin
The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth - H. Goer
The Birth That's Right For You - A. Ness, L. Gould Rubin
When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women - P. Simkin & P. Klaus
Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way - S. McCutcheon
Birth Reborn - M. Odent
Active Birth - J. Balaskas
Immaculate Deception II - S. Arms
Husband-Coached Childbirth - R. Bradley

Postpartum; Baby and Child Care; Breast Feeding; Motherhood

The Nursing Mother's Companion - K. Huggins, RN
Laughter and Tears: The Emotional Life of New Mothers - E. Bing & L. Colman
Blindsided by a Diaper - D.B. Hilmer, Ed.
The Baby Book - W. & M. Sears
The Happiest Baby on the Block - H. Karp
The Mask of Motherhood - S. Maushart
The New Mother: Stages of Her Growth - Eagan
Mothering the New Mother - Placksin
Postpartum Survival Guide - Dunnewold, Sanford
In the Newborn Year - Hallet
After the Baby's Birth - Lim

Parenting

Dear Parent: Caring For Infants With Respect - M. Gerber
Your Self Confident Baby - M. Gerber
How to Avoid Your Parent's Mistakes When You Raise Your Children -Wassil-Grimm
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child - M. Weissbluth
The Eight Seasons of Parenthood - Unell & Wyckoff
The Continuum Concept - Liedloff
The Myth of the Bad Mother - Swigart
Mothering Ourselves - Bassoff
Whole Parent, Whole Child - Berends
Your Child's Self-Esteem - Briggs
Growing Up Again: Parenting Ourselves, Parenting Our Children - Clarke
The Self-Calmed Baby - Sammons
The Gift of Fatherhood - Haas

Other

Having Faith - Steingraber
Mommies Who Drink - Paesel
Waiting for Birdy - Newman
The Bitch in the House - ed. Cathi Hanauer
The Gift of Fatherhood - Haas
Mother-Mysteries - Tonder Hansen
The Mother Knot - Lazarre

Recommended Film

The Business of Being Born