Resources

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Please let me know if I can be of assistance in your journey throughout your childbearing year. 


The VBAC Education Project is a free, comprehensive, evidenced-based educational course with modules and handouts. Print out modules or view them online at your own pace. I highly recommend viewing the material as soon as possible during pregnancy. Link here: http://www.ican-online.org/vbac-education-project/


Accessing ICAN White Papers is also very helpful. Link here: http://www.ican-online.org/white-papers/ 


The B.R.A.I.N. handout from ICEA can be copied and used at every health care visit and during labor/birth/postpartum. Link here: https://icea.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/ICEA-Informed-Decision-Making-Worksheet.pdf 


Leapfrog Group also has information that you may helpful. Link to hospital maternity care comparisons here:
http://www.leapfroggroup.org/ratings-reports


Tips for interviewing a primary birth provider: Link here: http://www.ican-online.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/How-To-Choose-A-Provider.pdf 


Evidence Based Birth is wonderful resource with up-to-date handouts that will help you with informed decision making and conversations with your primary birth delivery provider. Link here: https://evidencebasedbirth.com/


Consumer Reports offers helpful resource articles about maternity care. Link to articles here: https://www.consumerreports.org/search/?query=maternity%20care&n=contentType:News%20%26%20Articles 


VBAC Facts with Jen Kamel offers evidence based information. Link here: https://vbacfacts.com/ 


Improving Birth Network is another site filled with information about informed options and informed consent. Link here: https://improvingbirth.org/resources/

 

Birth Monoply with Christen Pascucci offers some fabulous pod cast you will find helpful for every step in decision making. Link here: http://birthmonopoly.com/birth-allowed-radio/ 


ICAN recommends hiring a doula/professional labor support. Links here:
http://www.ican-online.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Professional-Labor-Support.pdf 

https://www.mamanatural.com/doula-interview-questions/


Breastfeeding
La Leche League International
https://www.llli.org/ 


La Leche League Quad Cities
http://www.lllqc.org/ 


Infant Risk Center
https://www.infantrisk.com/ 


Medications and Mothers Milk
https://www.medsmilk.com/