Links & Resources

**This list is growing and updated weekly!

Will I ever sleep again course:
Childbirth; Comfort Measures; or Newborn care class:
Hypnobirthing class and more: 
Trauma-informed Childbirth class:

The Bill Chun Show
Evidence Based Birth
Babies in Common
Grit & Moxie

Wellness Resources:

New Moon Acupunture

NewEngland Community Acupuncture
Woburn, MA


Yoga – Sarah Pearl Kearns

Postpartum Resources:
Mental Health

Breastfeeding, etc.
Kelly Mom- great online resource: 
Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast:

Lactation support
Well Pregnancy- Julie Brill, IBCLC:

Sleep training tips etc.
Taking Cara Babies:
Little Sleep pea- Holly Mattera:
Snooze Fest- Jayne Havens:

Pregnancy & Birth Alice Turner Doula

Bereavement, Loss – Resources & Doulas:
Empty Arms

Hawthorn Grief Care: Doula Services Before, during or after miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss); Free support group tuesdays,

Quilt- a non-profit organization that provides support, advocacy, and education to families who have suffered a loss from conception through age 2:

Capecod Baby (Bereavement Doula)

Intimate Connections Doula (Bereavement and loss support doula)

Public health guidelines
Guidance from American College Obstetrics & Gynecologists:

CDC Guidelines:

World Health Organization:

Evidence based birth

Instagram Bast Family’s Hacks & Tips.

Phone Apps – Fertility, timing labor contractions, meditation & relaxation

*Apps that predict fertile days:
iCycleBeads Period & Ovulation, Lily – Fertility calculator, Lady Cycle

*Meditation /relaxation Apps:


(post 7 day trial they charge a fee)
Insight Timer- meditation (some parts are free, other parts are membership only).

Free Meditation Apps (paid to have no advertisements typically):


Research shows significant benefits in at least two areas listed below when the laboring person had continuous support of a doula– someone who was NOT a staff member and NOT part of their social network. Overall, research found those with continuous support had:

  • 25% decrease in the risk of Cesarean, largest effect seen with a doula (39% decrease)*
  • 8% increase in likelihood of spontaneous vaginal birth, largest effect seen with doula (15% increase)*
  • 10% decreased use of meds for pain
  • Shorter labor by 41 min avg
  • 38% decrease in baby’s risk of low Apgar score
  • 31% decrease in risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience. (,and%20the%20early%20postpartum%20period



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