Resources

As a Fort Worth doula, I work with some of the best care providers, photographers, and educators in the area. I have also spent a lot of time educating myself so I want to supply you with the resources for you to make educated, informed decisions. See below for my recommendations.

DOULA-RELATED RESEARCH
Still not sure a doula is right for you? Trying to get a partner on board? Check out these articles.

"Doula-assisted mothers were four times less likely to have a low birth weight (LBW) baby, two times less likely to experience a birth complication involving themselves or their baby, and significantly more likely to initiate breastfeeding. Communication with and encouragement from a doula throughout the pregnancy may have increased the mother’s self-efficacy regarding her ability to impact her own pregnancy outcomes." - Impact of Doulas on Healthy Birth Outcomes

 

Impact of Doulas on Healthy Birth Outcomes - Journal of Perinatal Education - Link

 

Why Use a Doula - DONA International - Link

 

A Doula Can Reduce Your Odds of a Cesarean - VBAC.com - Link

 

The Evidence for Doulas - EvidenceBasedBirth.com - Link

VENDORS
Professionals I Carefully and Enthusiastically Endorse

Birth Photographers

 

Midwives/Birth Centers

 

Placenta Encapsulation

 

Childbirth Classes

BOOKS
One of the best things you can do for yourself, your birth, and your baby is to educate yourself!

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth - Ina May Gaskin - Amazon

 

Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding - Ina May Gaskin - Amazon

 

Childbirth Without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth - Grantly Dick-Read - Amazon

 

The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions - Penny Simkin - Amazon

 

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide - Penny Simkin et al. - Amazon

 

Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born - Tina Cassidy - Amazon

 

Supernatural Childbirth - Jackie Mize - Amazon

OTHER READING
I recommend feeding your spirit on positive birth stories and sources that remind you of what you are capable!

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