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Other Recommended Resources

Resources from the 2008 edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth (updated)

Resources from the 2005 edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves

Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth Resources

Walk into any bookstore, and you will find shelves of books on pregnancy and childbirth. Search the Internet, and you’ll find thousands of websites full of advice for pregnant women. Yet while a tremendous amount of information is available, its quality varies greatly. Finding information that is up-to-date, reliable, and grounded in a respect for the natural process of birth is often difficult.

The Childbirth Connection website is one source that meets all three of these criteria. It provides extensive content on topics ranging from choosing a provider to vaginal births after cesarean section. With summaries of the best available research about the safety and effectiveness of women’s options, and tips and tools for helping women make decisions, the website is an invaluable source of high-quality childbearing information.

The list below includes additional recommended resources on pregnancy, birth, and early motherhood. The resources are sorted into the following categories:

General
Personal Experiences
Birth Companions and Birth Preparation Techniques
Taking Care of Yourself
Sexuality
Prenatal Testing and Disability
Violence and Sexual Abuse
Lesbian Mothers
Diabetes
Teens
Childbearing Loss
Cesarean Sections
Breastfeeding
Life as a New Mother
Postpartum Mood Disorders
Advocating For Better Maternity Care And For Mothers And Families 

GENERAL 

Books and Article 

Armstrong, Penny, and Sheryl Feldman. A Wise Birth: Bringing Together the Best of Natural Childbirth with Modern Medicine. 2nd ed. London: Pinter & Martin, 2006. 

Davis, Elizabeth. Heart & Hands: A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy & Birth. 4th ed. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts, 2004. 

England, Pam, and Rob Horowitz. Birthing from Within: An Extra- Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation. Albuquerque: Partera Press, 1998. 

 Gaskin, Ina May. Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth. New York: Bantam Books, 2003. 

———. Spiritual Midwifery. 4th ed. Summertown, TN: Book Publishing Company, 2002.

Goer, Henci. The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth. New York: Perigee Books, 1999.

Harper, Barbara. Gentle Birth Choices: A Guide to Making Informed Decisions. 3rd ed. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2005.

Kitzinger, Sheila. Birth Your Way: Choosing Birth at Home or in a Birth Center. Rev. ed. London: Dorling Kindersley, 2002.

———. The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth. 4th ed. New York: Knopf, 2004.

———. Rediscovering Birth. New York: Atria, 2001.

Lothian, Judith, and Charlotte DeVries. The Official Lamaze Guide: Giving Birth with Confidence. Minnetonka, MN: Meadowbrook Press, 2005. 

Rogers, Judith. The Disabled Woman’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth. New York: Demos Medical Publishing, 2006.

Simkin, Penny, and April Bolding. “Update on Nonpharmacological Approaches to Relieve Labor Pain and Prevent Suffering.” Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health 49, no. 6 (2004): 489–504.

Simkin, Penny, Janet Whalley, and Ann Kepler. Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn, Revised and Updated: The Complete Guide. Minnetonka, MN: Meadowbrook Press, 2003.

van der Ziel, Cornelia, and Jacqueline Tourville. Big, Beautiful and Pregnant: Expert Advice and Comforting Wisdom for the Expecting Plus- Size Woman. New York: Marlowe, 2006. 

Periodicals

Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health 240-485-1815 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1542-2011

Midwifery Today 800-743-0974 (orders only) or 541-344-7438 www.midwiferytoday.com/

Audiovisual Materials

Jarmel, Marcia, and Ken Schneider. Born in the USA. DVD/VHS. 60 minutes. 2000. Available from PatchWorks Films, 663 Seventh Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118; 415- 387-5912; www.patchworksfilms.net/.

Relaxation, Rhythm, Ritual: The 3 Rs of Childbirth. DVD/VHS. 15 minutes. 2003. Available from Penny Simkin, Inc., 1100 Twenty- third Avenue, East Seattle, WA 98112; 206-325- 1419; www.pennysimkin.com/.

Organizations

American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) 3123 Gottschall Road, Perkiomenville, PA 18074215-234-8068 www.birthcenters.org/

American College of Nurse- Midwives 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910 240-485-1800 www.midwife.org

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) 409 Twelfth Street SW, PO Box 96920, Washington, DC 20090 202-638-5577 www.acog.org/

Childbirth Connection (formerly Maternity Center Association) 281 Park Avenue South, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10010 212-777-5000 www.childbirthconnection.org/

Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) 375 Rockbridge Road, Suite 172–313, Lilburn, GA 30047 888-923-MANA (888-923-6262) www.mana.org/

North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) 5257 Rosestone Drive, Lilburn, GA 30047 888-842-4784 www.narm.org/

Websites

 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists http://acog.org/

Childbirth.org www.childbirth.org/

Childbirth Connection’s Labor Pain Initiative www.childbirthconnection.org/article.asp?ck=10130

Coalition for Improving Maternity Services

To access “Having a Baby? Ten Questions to Ask,” see http://www.motherfriendly.org/.

 myMidwife.org www.mymidwife.org/

OBOS recommended web links on topics related to pregnancy and birth 

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PERSONAL EXPERIENCES

Books

Armstrong, Penny, and Sheryl Feldman. A Midwife’s Story. London: Pinter & Martin 2007.

Limburg, Astrid, and Beatrijs Smulders (text), and Saski Van Ress (photos). Women Giving Birth. Translated by Olga Smulders. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts, 1993.

Leonard,  Carol. Lady's Hands, Lion's Heart. Hopkinton, NH: Bad Beaver Publishing, 2008. 

Lipper, Joanna. Growing Up Fast. New York: Picador, 2003.

Logan, Onnie Lee. Motherwit: An Alabama Midwife’s Story. New York: Plume Books, 1991.

Menelli, Sheri. Journey into Motherhood: Inspirational Stories of Natural Childbirth. Carlsbad, CA: White Heart Publishing, 2004.

Schwegel, Janet, ed. Adventures in Natural Childbirth: Tales from Women on the Joys, Fears, Pleasures, and Pains of Giving Birth Naturally. New York: Marlowe, 2005.

Smith, Margaret Charles, and Linda Janet Holmes. Listen to Me Good: The Life Story of an Alabama Midwife. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1996.

Steingraber, Sandra. Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to Motherhood. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Publishing, 2001.

Thatcher- Ulrich, Laurel. A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785–1812. New York: Knopf, 1990.

Vincent, Peggy. Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife. New York: Scribner, 2002. Also available at www.babycatcher.net/

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BIRTH COMPANIONS AND BIRTH PREPARATION TECHNIQUES

Books

Klaus, Marshall H., John H. Kennell, and Phyllis H. Klaus. The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Publishing, 2002.

Odent, Michel, and Grantly Dick- Read. Childbirth Without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth. London: Pinter & Martin, 2004.

Simkin, Penny. The Birth Partner: Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman Through Childbirth. 2nd ed. Boston: Harvard Common Press, 2001.

Periodical

Special Delivery www.alace.org/special

Audiovisual Material

 Maraesa, Aminata. Woman to Woman: Doula Assisted Childbirth. DVD/VHS. 26 minutes. 2003. Available from Documentary Educational Resources, 101 Morse Street, Watertown, MA 02472; 800-569-6621 or 617-926-0491; docued@der.org.

Organizations

 Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association (CAPPA) PO Box 491448, Lawrenceville, GA 30049 888-MY- CAPPA (888-692-2772) www.cappa.net/

Doulas of North America (DONA) PO Box 626, Jasper, IN 47547 888-788-DONA (888-788-3662) www.dona.org/

International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) PO Box 20048, Minneapolis, MN 54420 952-854-8660 www.icea.org/

Lamaze Institute for Normal Birth 2025 M Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036-3309 800-368-4404 or 202-367-1128 http://normalbirth.lamaze.org/institute

Websites

Birth Works www.birthworks.org/

Birthing from Within www.birthingfromwithin.com/

Bradley Method www.bradleybirth.com/

Mindfulness- Based Childbirth and Parenting Education Program www.mindfulbirthing.org/

HypnoBirthing www.hypnobirthing.com/ 

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TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF

Books

Erick, Miriam. Managing Morning Sickness. Rev. ed. Boulder, CO: Bull Publishing, 2004.

Groenou, Aneema van. The Active Woman’s Guide to Pregnancy: Practical Advice for Getting Outdoors When Expecting. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 2004.

Lim, Robin. Eating for Two: Recipes for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts, 2004.

Noble, Elizabeth. Essential Exercises for the Childbearing Year: A Guide to Health and Comfort Before and After Your Baby Is Born. 4th ed. Harwich, MA: New Life Images, 2003.

Roberts, Holly. Your Vegetarian Pregnancy: A Month- by- Month Guide to Health and Nutrition. New York: Fireside / Simon & Schuster, 2003.

Romm, Aviva Jill. The Natural Pregnancy Book: Herbs, Nutrition, and Other Holistic Choices. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts, 2003.

Schettler, Ted, Gina Solomon, Marian Valenti, and Annette Huddle. Generations at Risk: Reproductive Health and the Environment. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2000.

 Website

Motherisk.org www.motherisk.org/index.jsp 

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SEXUALITY

Books

Raskin, Valerie D. Great Sex for Moms: Ten Steps to Nurturing Passion While Raising Kids. New York: Fireside / Simon & Schuster, 2002.

Raykeil, Heidi. Confessions of a Naughty Mommy: How I Found My Lost Libido. Emeryville, CA: Seal Press, 2005.

Winks, Cathy and Anne Semans. Sexy Mamas: Keeping Your Sex Life Alive While Raising Kids. Makawao, HI: Inner Ocean, 2004.

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PRENATAL TESTING AND DISABILITY

Books

Adolphson, Tyler. Beyond the Stares: A Personal Journal for Siblings of Children with Disabilities. St. Louis, MO: Delta Gamma Center, 2004.

Bérubé, Michael. Life as We Know It: A Father, a Family, and an Exceptional Child. New York: Vintage Books, 1998.

Kingsley, Jason and Mitchell Levitz. Count Us In: Growing Up with Down Syndrome. San Diego, CA: Harvest / HBJ, 1994.

Pueschel, Siegfried, ed. Adults with Down Syndrome. Baltimore: Brookes Publishing, 2006.

———. A Parent’s Guide to Down Syndrome: Toward a Brighter Future. Rev. ed. Baltimore: Brookes Publishing, 2001.

Rapp, Rayna. Testing Women, Testing the Fetus: The Social Impact of Amniocentesis in America. New York: Routledge, 2000.

Read, Janet. Disability, the Family, and Society: Listening to Mothers. Buckingham, England: Open University Press, 2000.

Rothman, Barbara Katz. Recreating Motherhood: Ideology and Technology in a Patriarchal Society. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2000.

Zuckoff, Mitchell. Choosing Naia: A Family’s Journey. Boston: Beacon Press, 2003.

Organizations

The Arc of the United States 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 650, Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-565-3842 www.thearc.org/

Family Voices, Inc. 2340 Alamo SE, Suite 102, Albuquerque, NM 87106 888-835-5669 or (505) 872-4774 www.familyvoices.org/

Genetic Alliance, Inc. 4301 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 404, Washington, DC 20008-2369 202-966-5557 www.geneticalliance.org/

Website

March of Dimes www.marchofdimes.com/pnhec/4439_1206.asp 

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SPECIAL CONCERNS

Violence and Sexual Abuse

Book

Simkin, Penny, and Phyllis Klaus. When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women. Seattle: Classic Day Publishing, 2004.

Hotlines

National Domestic Violence Hotline (English and Spanish) PO Box 161810, Austin, TX 78716 800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233); TTY: 800-787-3224 http://www.thehotline.org/

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) 2000 L Street NW, Suite 406, Washington, DC 20036 Hotline for survivors of sexual assault: 800-656-HOPE (800-656-4673) www.rainn.org/ 

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Lesbian Mothers

 Book

 Brill, Stephanie. The New Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth. Los Angeles: Alyson Books, 2006.

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Diabetes

Books

Task Force of the American Diabetes Association Council on Pregnancy, Lois Jovanovic, editor in chief. Diabetes & Pregnancy: What to Expect. 4th ed. Alexandria, VA: American Diabetes Association, 2001.

Task Force of the American Diabetes Association Council on Pregnancy, Lois Jovanovic, editor in chief. Gestational Diabetes: What to Expect. 5th ed. Alexandria, VA: American Diabetes Association, 2005.

Organization

American Diabetes Association 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311 800-342-2383 http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/gestational/ 

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Teens

Book

Arnoldi, Katherine. The Amazing True Story of a Teenage Single Mom. New York: Hyperion, 1998.

Website

GirlMom www.girlmom.com/  

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 CHILDBEARING LOSS

Books and Article

Abbey, Amy L., ed. Journeys: Stories of Pregnancy After Loss. Boulder, CO: Woven Word Press, 2006.

Ash, Lorraine. Life Touches Life: A Mother’s Story of Stillbirth and Healing. Troutdale, OR: New Sage Press, 2004.

 Bennett, Nina. Forgotten Tears: A Grandmother’s Journey Through Grief. Bangor, ME: Booklocker.com, 2005.

Berman, Michael R. Parenthood Lost: Healing the Pain After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Death. Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey, 2001.

Isle, Sherokee. Empty Arms: Coping After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Death. Rev. ed. Maple Plain, MN: Wintergreen Press, 2000.

Kluger- Bell, Kim. Unspeakable Losses, Healing from Miscarriage, Abortion, and Other Pregnancy Loss. New York: HarperCollins, 2000.

Layne, Linda L. “ ‘A Women’s Health Model for Pregnancy Loss’: A Call for a New Standard of Care.” Feminist Studies 32, no. 3 (2006).

———. Motherhood Lost: A Feminist Account of Pregnancy Loss in America. New York: Routledge, 2002.

Nelson, Tim. A Guide for Fathers: When a Baby Dies. Rev. ed., Tim Nelson, 2007.

Organizations

Center for Loss in Multiple Birth (CLIMB) P.O. Box 91377, Anchorage AK 99509 907-222-5321 www.climb-support.org/

Hygeia Foundation, Inc., and Institute for Perinatal Loss and Bereavement 413 Temple Street, New Haven CT 06511 800-893-9198 www.hygeia.org/

MISS Foundation PO Box 5333, Peoria, AZ 85385-5333 623-979-1000 www.missfoundation.org/

Share Pregnancy Loss & Infant Support, Inc. St. Joseph Health Center 300 First Capitol Drive, St. Charles, Missouri 63301-2893 800-821-6819 or 636-947-6164 www.nationalshareoffice.com/

Wisconsin Stillbirth Service Program (WiSSP) Waisman Center, Room 343, 1500 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53705-2280 www.wisc.edu/wissp 

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CESAREAN SECTIONS  

Books

Jukelevics, Nicette. Understanding the Dangers of Cesarean Birth: Making Informed Decisions. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers, 2008.

Article

Childbirth Connection. “What Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know About Cesarean Birth.” Rev. ed. 2006. Also available for free download at www.childbirthconnection.org/article.asp?ck=10164.

Organization

 International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) 1304 Kingsdale Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 800-686-ICAN (800-686-4226) www.ican-online.org/

Website

VBAC.com www.vbac.com/ 

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BREASTFEEDING

Books

Behrmann, Barbara. The Breastfeeding Café: Mothers Share the Joys, Challenges & Secrets of Nursing. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005.

Berggren, Kirsten. Working Without Weaning: A Working Mother’s Guide to Breastfeeding. Amarillo, TX: Hale Publishing, 2006.

Hale, Thomas W. Medications and Mothers’ Milk. 12th ed. Amarillo, TX: Hale Publishing, 2006.

Hicks, Jennifer, comp. and ed. Hirkani’s Daughters: Women Who Scale Modern Mountains to Combine Breastfeeding and Working. Schaumburg, IL: La Leche League International, 2005.

 Huggins, Kathleen. The Nursing Mother’s Companion. 5th ed. Boston: Harvard Common Press, 2005.

Kroeger, Mary, and Linda Smith. Impact of Birth Practices on Breastfeeding: Protecting the Mother and Baby Continuum. Boston: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2004.

La Leche League International. The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding. 7th rev. ed. New York: Plume, 2004.

Mohrbacher, Nancy, and Kathleen Kendall- Tackett. Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2005.

Renfrew, Mary, Chloe Fisher, and Suzanne Arms. Bestfeeding: How to Breastfeed Your Baby. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 2004.

Steiner, Andy. Spilled Milk: Breastfeeding Adventures and Advice from Less- Than- Perfect Moms. New York: Rodale, 2005.

Audiovisual Material

In Your Hands: The Best Start for Your Breastfed Baby. Video. 10 minutes. 2002. Available from Breastfeeding Center, Boston Medical Center, 850 Harrison Avenue ACC5, Boston, MA 02118-2393; 617-414-MILK (617-414-6455).

Organizations

International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) 1500 Sunday Drive, Suite 102, Raleigh, NC 27607 919-861-5577 www.ilca.org/

La Leche League International PO Box 4079, Schaumburg, IL 60168-4079 800-LALECHE (800-525-3243) www.lalecheleague.org/

MOMS (Making Our Milk Safe) 1125 High Street Alameda, CA 94501 www.safemilk.org

Websites

MotherRisk www.motherisk.org/index.jsp 

Common Sense Breastfeeding www.normalfed.com/

LactMed http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT

Mothers Overcoming Breastfeeding Issues (MOBI) www.mobimotherhood.org/

The National Women’s Health Information Center www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding/

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action www.waba.org.my/ 

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LIFE AS A NEW MOTHER

 Books

Cockrell, Stacie, Cathy O’Neill, and Julia Stone. Babyproofing Your Marriage: How to Laugh More, Argue Less, and Communicate Better as Your Family Grows. New York: Harper- Collins, 2007.

Gore, Ariel. The Hip Mama Survival Guide: Advice from the Trenches. New York: Hyperion, 1998.

Gottman, John, and Julie Schwartz Gottman. And Baby Makes Three: The Six- Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives. New York: Crown, 2007.

Jordan, Pamela L., Scott M. Stanley, and Howard J. Markman. Becoming Parents: How to Strengthen Your Marriage as Your Family Grows. San Francisco: Jossey- Bass, 1999.

Karp, Harvey. The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer. New York: Bantam, 2003.

Kendall- Tackett, Kathleen. The Hidden Feelings of Motherhood: Coping with Stress, Depression, and Burnout. Oakland: New Harbinger Publications, 2001.

Klaus, Marshall, and Phyllis Klaus. Your Amazing Newborn. New York, NY: Perseus Books, 1998.

Lim, Robin. After the Baby’s Birth: A Woman’s Way to Wellness: A Complete Guide for Postpartum Women. Rev. ed. Berkeley: Celestial Arts, 2001.

Placksin, Sally. Mothering the New Mother: Women’s Feelings and Needs After Childbirth; A Support and Resource Guide. 2nd ed. New York: Newmarket Press, 2000.

Romm, Aviva Jill. Natural Health After Birth: The Complete Guide to Postpartum Wellness. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2002.

Singer, Katie. The Garden of Fertility: A Guide to Charting Your Fertility Signals to Prevent or Achieve Pregnancy—Naturally—and to Gauge Your Reproductive Health. New York: Avery, 2004. Also see www.gardenoffertility.com/.

Periodicals, Including Online Magazines

Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers 888-304-6667 www.brainchildmag.com/

Literary Mama www.literarymama.com/

Mamazine (Feminist web ’zine for mothers and the people who love them) www.mamazine.com/

Mommy, Too! Magazine (Web and print magazine celebrating mothers of color) www.mommytoo.com/

Mothering Magazine (Natural family living, attachment parenting, natural and eco- conscious childrearing) 800-984-8116 www.mothering.com/

Organizations

 Circumcision Resource Center PO Box 232, Boston, MA 02133 617-523-0088 www.circumcision.org/

Fertility Awareness Network PO Box 1190, New York, NY 10009 800-597-6267 or 212-475-4490 www.fertaware.com/

Mocha Moms PO Box 1995, Upper Marlboro, MD 20773 www.mochamoms.org/

National Association of Mothers’ Centers 1740 Old Jericho Turnpike, Jericho, NY 11753 877-939-6667 www.motherscenter.org/

Planned Parenthood Federation of America 434 West Thirty- third Street, New York, NY 10001 212-541-7800 www.plannedparenthood.org/

Websites

 Child Care Aware www.childcareaware.org/

Circumcision Information and Resource Pages (CIRP) (Information and FAQs for parents and educators, and a virtual reference library) www.cirp.org/

Familydoctor.org http://familydoctor.org/

Hip Mama www.hipmama.com/

National Organization of Single Mothers www.singlemothers.org/

Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP) www.sbpep.org/

Rebel Dad www.rebeldad.com/ 

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POSTPARTUM MOOD DISORDERS

Books

Beck, Cheryl T., and Jeanne W. Driscoll. Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders: A Clinician’s Guide. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2005.

Bennett, Shoshana S., and Pec Indman. Beyond the Blues: A Guide to Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression. San Jose, CA: Moodswings Press, 2006.

Kendall- Tackett, Kathleen. Depression in New Mothers: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment Alternatives. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, 2005.

Websites

Postpartumcouples.com www.postpartumcouples.com/

Postpartum Support International P.O. Box 60931, Santa Barbara, CA 93160 800-944-4773 www.postpartum.net/ 

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ADVOCATING FOR BETTER MATERNITY CARE AND FOR MOTHERS AND FAMILIES

Books

Annas, George J. The Rights of Patients: The Authoritative ACLU Guide to the Rights of Patients. 3rd ed. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2004.

Barnett, Rosalind, and Caryl Rivers. Same Difference: How Gender Myths Are Hurting Our Relationships, Our Children, and Our Jobs. New York: Basic Books, 2004.

Blades, Joan, and Kristin Rowe- Finkbeiner. The Motherhood Manifesto: What America’s Moms Want—and What to Do About It. New York: Nation Books, 2006.

Davis- Floyd, Robbie E., and Christine Barbara Johnson, eds. Mainstreaming Midwives: The Politics of Change. New York: Routledge, 2006.

Douglas, Susan, and Meredith Michaels. The Mommy Myth: The Idealization of Motherhood and How It Has Undermined Women. New York: Free Press, 2004.

Hochschild, Arlie R., with Anne Machung. The Second Shift. New York: Penguin Books, 2003.

Institute of Medicine Committee on the Consequences of Uninsurance. Insuring America’s Health: Principles and Recommendations. Washington, DC.: National Academies Press, 2004.

Kitzinger, Sheila. Birth Crisis. New York: Routledge, 2006.

———. The Politics of Birth. New York: Elsevier, 2005.

Minkler, Meredith, ed. Community Organizing and Community Building for Health. 2nd ed. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2004.

Perkins, Barbara Bridgman. The Medical Delivery Business: Health Reform, Childbirth, and the Economic Order. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2004.

Roberts, Dorothy. Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare. New York: Basic Books, 2003.

Silliman, Jael, Marlene Gerber Fried, Loretta Ross, and Elena Gutierrez. Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice. Cambridge, MA.: South End Press, 2004.

 Audiovisual Materials

 Carson, Christopher, and Suzanne Arms. Birth: The Journey That Shapes Our Lives, 3 onehour episodes, 2006 (currently in production). Available from Reverie Productions, 866-738-3743; www.reverieproductions.com/htmls/100yearsofbirth.html.

The Motherhood Manifesto. DVD. Approximately 60 minutes. 2006. To find a screening or to purchase, see www.momsrising.org/.

Organizations

Citizens for Midwifery PO Box 82227, Athens GA 30608-2227 888-CfM- 4880 (888-236-4880) www.cfmidwifery.org/

Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) PO Box 2346, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004 888-282-CIMS (888-282-2467) or 904-285-1613 www.motherfriendly.org/

Dads & Daughters 2 West First Street, Suite 101, Duluth MN 55802 218-722-3942 www.dadsanddaughters.org/

Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery 1779 Wells Branch Parkway, #110B- 284, Austin, TX 78728 877-594-9996 www.formidwifery.org/ 

 Legal Momentum Family Initiative 212-925-6635 http://www.legalmomentum.org/pregnancy-and-family-responsibilities-discrimination

MomsRising.org 202-371-1999 www.momsrising.org/

Mothers & More PO Box 31, Elmhurst, IL 60126 630-941-3553 www.mothersandmore.org/

National Advocates for Pregnant Women 39 West Nineteenth Street, Suite 602, New York, NY 10011-4225 212-255-9252 www.advocatesforpregnantwomen.org/

National Organization for Women (NOW) 1100 H Street NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20005 202-628-8NOW (202-628-8669) www.now.org/

National Partnership for Women & Families 1875 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 650, Washington, DC 20009 202-986-2600 www.nationalpartnership.org/

 National Women’s Health Network 514 Tenth Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20004 202-628-7814 (for health information) or 202-347-1140 (offi ce) www.nwhn.org/

National Women’s Health Resource Center 157 Broad Street, Suite 315, Red Bank, NJ 07701 877-986-9472 www.healthywomen.org/

National Women’s Law Center 11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036 27537202-588-5180 www.nwlc.org/

9to5, National Association of Working Women 207 East Buffalo Street, #211, Milwaukee, WI 53202 414-274-0925 www.9to5.org/

SisterSong PO Box 311020, Atlanta, GA 31131 404-344-9629 www.sistersong.net/

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) National Contact Center: 1-800-669-4000 Job Survival Hotline: 1-800-522-0925 www.eeoc.gov/

Websites

The Mothers Movement Online www.mothersmovement.org/

Women’s eNews www.womensenews.org/ 

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