Local Resources

Birth Organizations
Ohio Families for Safe Birth:
Birth & Beyond:

Lactation Assistance
La Leche League:  / 513.357.MILK
Bethesda North Lactation Consultants:  /  513.862.PUMP

Support Groups
Homebirth Circle (Yahoo Group):
Attachment Parenting (Yahoo Group):
International Caesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) (Yahoo Group):
A Lighter Shade of Blue (PPD Support):  / 513.225.7284  /  24 Hour Hotline: 513.931.WARM

Online Resources

Spinning Babies for Optimal Fetal Positioning:
Mothering Magazine and Discussion Forums:
Solace for Mothers: Birth trauma support:
Dr Sears Parenting and Pregnancy:
Kelly Mom: Breastfeeding and Parenting:
Brewer Diet for a Healthy Pregnancy:


Pregnancy and Birth
The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth – Sheila Kitzinger
Gentle Birth Choices – Barbara Harper
The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth – Henci Goer
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth – Ina May Gaskin
Spiritual Midwifery – Ina May Gaskin
The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions – Penny Simkin
Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation – Pam England
Maternal Fitness: Preparing for a Healthy Pregnancy, an Easier Labor, and a Quick Recovery – Julie Tupler

The Nursing Mother’s Companion: Revised Edition – Kathleen Huggins
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding: Seventh Revised Edition (La Leche League International Book) – La Leche League International

Parenting/Infant Care
Good Nights: The Happy Parents’ Guide to the Family Bed (and a Peaceful Night’s Sleep!) – Maria Goodavage & Jay Gordon
Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason – Alfie Kohn
The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child (Sears Parenting Library) – Robert Sears, MD
The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two – William Sears, MD
The Vital Touch: How Intimate Contact With Your Baby Leads To Happier, Healthier Development – Sharon Heller

Special Topics
The VBAC Companion: The Expectant Mother’s Guide to Vaginal Birth After Cesarean – Diana Korte
Silent Knife: Cesarean Prevention and Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC) – Nancy Wainer Cohen
Having Twins And More: A Parent’s Guide to Multiple Pregnancy, Birth, and Early Childhood – Elizabeth Noble