Resources ~ Websites

These are websites our doulas and families have found the most helpful. The array of topics and richness of resources extend far beyond this list. This is a place to begin.

a happy babyAmerican Academy of Pediatrics
policy statements regarding breastfeeding, circumcision and other issues of interest to parents and professionals

Alliance for Transforming the Lives of Children (known as ATLC) ~~ www.atlc.com
provides information and research on the physical, intellectual, psychological and spiritual needs of children and a blueprint for meeting these from conception through the teen years

Attachment Parenting International & information ~~ www.attachmentparenting.org
information about attachment parenting and referrals to parent support groups in the U.S.

Boston Women’s Health Book Collective ~~ www.ourbodiesourselves.org
women’s health information, support and advocacy

another happy babyBreastfeeding.com ~~ www.breastfeeding.com
comprehensive website for mothers who are breastfeeding or thinking about breastfeeding. Articles, lactation consultant directory, breastfeeding art, latching-on video clip, support message boards, opportunities to “ask the experts”, etc.

Circumcision Information and Resource Pages ~~ www.cirp.org
Internet reference library

Fathers’ Forum Online ~~ www.fathersforum.com
online resource for expectant and new fathers

happy baby girlKeeping Pace ~~ www.keepingpace.org
Keeping Pace with Multiple Miracles is a non-profit support network for families and families-to-be of multiple birth children. Keeping Pace is based in W. Bridgewater, Massachusetts with chapters throughout the state.

La Leche League ~~ www.llleus.org/state/Massachusetts
helping mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and the mother

MOST ~ Mothers of Supertwins ~~ www.mostonline.org
MOST’s mission is to advocate for quality prenatal care, promote healthy deliveries, and supply information and other resources to all multiple birth families through every phase of their children’s development.

Mothering Magazine ~~ www.mothering.com
website for lots of online resources; political action alerts; online chat groups

National Vaccine Information Center ~~ www.nvic.com
information and research on the safety and risks of vaccines; advocacy for reforming current vaccination policies; support for parents choosing not to immunize their children

Natural Child Project ~~ www.naturalchild.org
provides information promoting attachment parenting; and referrals to parents practicing attachment parenting

Postpartum Support International ~~ www.postpartum.net
providing support to families. If you or someone you know might be experiencing symptoms of prenatal or postpartum mood or anxiety disorder

Safer for your Baby ~~ www.saferforyourbaby.com
The book has a listing of numerous websites to inform and encourage families in support of healthy living; i.e. non-toxic cleaning, children’s health issues, alternatives to pesticides, safer baby care products, safer toys, etc.

Touch the Future ~~ www.ttfuture.org
provides information on childrearing and educating children, beginning with conception; the focus is addressing psychological and spiritual as well as physical aspects of children and providing practical suggestions for parents; incorporates the work of Joseph Chilton Pearce

Additional resources on lactation, healthier living,
and other topics of interest are available from
Joan at MotherCare or you can also speak
with your MotherCare Doula.

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