Resources & Suggested Reading

Find your care

Nurse midwives offer a range of services, from routine well-woman care to labor and delivery care. Call 310-794-7274 to learn more about our nurse midwives.

About H1N1 vaccine in pregnancy:

About midwives:

American College of Nurse-Midwives

Citizens for Midwifery

Coalition for Improving Maternity Services

International Mother-Baby Childbirth Organization
This site includes the newly released10 steps to optimal Mother-Baby Maternity Services worldwide.

Labor and birth choices:

Childbirth Connection

Lamaze International: Lamaze Institute for Normal Birth
Outlines 6 practices that support normal childbirth

Lactation Support:

La Leche League International

Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, USA

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action

Infant and Child Care

American Academy of Pediatrics Website

American Association of Poison Control Centers

Safekids-accident prevention


Suggested Reading


  • Your Pregnancy: week by week; Glade Curtis, MD
  • The Panic- Free Pregnancy;  Michael S. Broder, MD
  • Pregnancy Day by Day; Sheila Kitzinger
  • Every Woman's Guide to Eating during Pregnancy; Martha Rose Shulman and Jane Davis, M.D.

Pregnancy and Birth

  • Our Bodies, Ourselves- Pregnancy and Birth; Boston Women's Health Collective
  • The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth; Sheila Kitzinger
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn, revised and updated; Penny Simkin
  • Mayo Clinic Complete Book of Pregnancy and Baby's First Year; Robert V. Johnson, editor  


  • Birthing from Within; Pam England and Rob Horowitz
  • The Birth Book; William Sears
  • The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth; Henci Goer


  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding; The La Leche League
  • The Nursing Mother's Companion; Kathleen Huggins
  • New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding; American Academy of Pediatrics

Infant Care

  • Infants and Mothers: Differences in Development; T. Berry Brazelton, MD
  • The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby From Birth to Age Two; William and Martha Sears
  • Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, Birth to Age Five; American Academy of Pediatrics, et al.
  • Consumer Report's Guide to Baby Products ; Consumer Reports, editor
  • The Happiest Baby on the Block;  Harvey Karp
  • Your Baby's First Year; American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Heading Home with your Newborn: from birth to reality; American Academy  of Pediatrics