Resources for Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond
Doulas ~ I have seen over and over again how much of a difference a good doula can make! Having a doula at your birth can be a huge asset. I work with several doulas in the Jackson, Hattiesburg, and Meridian areas and would be happy to provide a recommendation.
Childbirth Education ~ I am a proud supporter of Bradley childbirth preparation! Elizabeth Steele and Hattiesburg Natural Birth offers both traditional Bradley classes and a special, one day childbirth refresher course. For my Jackson couples, there are several Bradley teachers, including Grace Greene, Aunna Hill, and Annie Kell.. For a complete listing of Bradley Method teachers in Mississippi, please visit www.bradleybirth.com
Labor and Birth
Birth Kit - I have created custom birth kits that are available through Precious Arrows. There are two kits: one for "land births" and another one for moms who are planning to labor/deliver in the water. If you have a question about which kit to order, please ask.
Spinning Babies ~ Spinning Babies website is a great resource for mamas as they prepare their bodies for childbirth! Focusing on maternal exercises and positions that can be used to encourage optimal fetal alignment and position, resulting in a easier labor and birth. I highly recommend the new "Daily Essentials" dvd that is offered on this site :-)
Breastfeeding and Post Partum