The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin
Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering by Dr. Sarah Buckley
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer
Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn by Penny Simkin
The Labor Progress Handbook by Penny Simkin
Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon
Pushed by Jennifer Block
My Best Birth by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein
FIND A MIDWIFE and MIDWIFE INFORMATION
A listing of all midwifery services in St. Louis and the surrounding areas.
Allison Dougherty, CPM
Birth and Wellness Center
Mercy Birth Center
OPTIMAL FETAL POSITIONING (HELP WITH BREECH)
EXERCISE AND DIET INFORMATION
Maria Carella is a local prenatal yoga instructor, counselor and expert on bonding with baby in utero.
PREGNANCY BLOGS AND USEFUL SITES/APPS
iBirth app for android and iphone – great resource for helpful lists, contraction timer and labor help videos
RESEARCH AND INFORMATION
Evidence Based Birth - Rebecca Dekker, PhD., RN, APRN
An archive of midwives’ discussions on a wide range of issues from conception to prenatal, labor & birth,
Dr. Sarah Buckley’s webpage including research and information on birth. OB and mother of four homebirth babies.
Cochrane Review by category
HOMEBIRTH PRODUCTS and ALTERNATIVE BIRTH CLOTHING
Cascade Health Care Products – a source for chux pads, herbal cord care, fetoscopes, etc.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR PREGNANCY AND FAMILIES
Crossroads Family Chiropractic – specializes in pregnancy and child chiropractic care. Certified Webster Technique doctors. Creve Coeur
Dr. Joann Grein
Clayton Wellness Center
7751 Carondelet Ave. Suite 606
Clayton, MO 63105
Dr. Colleen Stratton
343 W. 4th Street
Waterloo, IL 62298
Wendy Godwin – Licensed Massage and Occupational Therapist, prenatal and infant massage
CESAREAN AND VBAC INFORMATION, HELP AND SUPPORT
La Leche League International – breastfeeding support
Kelly Mom site has a lot of information about breastfeeding, including handling common challenges.
The Leaky Boob – Bottle feeding breastfed babies. Great for moms returning to their career.
Modest Middles – nursing tank tops that fit under your regular top and keep your stomach, sides, and back covered.
Sweet Pea Breastfeeding Support
Dee Kassing, IBCLC, RLC
Human Milk 4 Human Babies
Becca Marshall-Steinberg, CLC
Eats on Feets – main site A mother-to-mother network for sharing breastmilk – if you are in need of supplementation for your baby, or you have extra milk to share.
Postpartum support for partners and women
1-800-944-4PPD 24 hour support
Legacy Physical Therapy
2961 Dougherty Ferry Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63122
Elizabeth Pantley’s site has information on getting baby to sleep, potty training, and gentle discipline
Information about medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding – includes free telephone support (but not a toll-free number).
Supporting and inspiring one another in mommy-hood.
Online game where family & friends can make guesses about baby’s sex, due date, weight, etc. Free & paid options available.
PEDIATRICS AND FAMILY MEDICINE
Dr. Christian Wessling and Staff
Webster Family Physicians – M.D, homeopath and naturopathic care for the whole family
Dr. Amy Grawey
Dr. Robert Spewak - Southwest Pediatrics
Dr. Darryl Cohen - Chesterfield Pediatrics
Dr. Sue Sateesha
1475 Kisker Rd #200
St. Charles, MO 63304
Dr. Sandra Minchow Proffitt
12680 Olive Blvd. Ste 300
St. Louis, MO 63141
Dr. Melissa Hollie
3920 Lindell Blvd. Suite 105
St. Louis, MO 63108
Dr. Daniel Plax
8888 Ladue Rd. Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63124
Dr. Elizabeth Laffey
103B North Taylor Ave.
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Christine Salter, M.D.
Vibrant Health Family Medicine
1034 S. Brentwood Blvd #505
St. Louis, MO 63117
Dr. Matthew Dougherty
13303 Tesson Ferry Rd
St. Louis, MO 63128
Dr. Sears webpage for all questions regarding infant health, breastfeeding, and parenting