Bay Area Birth Center is a resource for mothers and families — that’s why we’ve compiled some of our favorite sites and information here for you. Maybe you want to learn more about midwives or breastfeeding, find some local pregnancy and parenting resources in our community, or just spend some time surfing! This is the place to start – and if you can’t find something you need, you can always call us for help.
Also — make sure to check out our Pinterest page. It’s full of wonderful information on midwifery, pregnancy, babies, birth, and more!
Enjoy – and check back again for updates.
Advocates for Midwives
Houston Doulas — Doulas for Home, Birth Center, and Hospital Births
Bellies and Babies — The Diary of Childbirth Educator, Doula, Mother, & Aspiring Midwife
B.I.R.T.H. — Bringing Information and Resources to Houston
Benefits of Having a Doula — Doula Support For Pregnant Women Could Improve Care, Reduce Costs
Breastmilk Counts — Your One-Stop Breastfeeding Resource
Milk Bank — Donate Breastmilk and Save Babies’ Lives
Mothering — Surprising New Research About Natural Breastfeeding
La Leche League — Happy Mothers, Breastfed Babies
Breastfeeding — More than Milk
Classes for You! — Check Out the Amazing Classes We Offer Locally at Our Birth Center!
Dancing for Birth — Simple Moves for Safer, Easier Birth
Babywearing International of Greater Houston — Information + Support for Families Who Wish to Use Carriers as Part of Their Caregiving Practices.
Houston Home Birth Community — Sometimes There is Good Information in This Group
Neat Stuff for Moms and Babies
Baby Fresh Foods — Made-to-Order, Nutritious Baby Food and Toddler Meals from Pure, Whole Food Ingredients Prepared and Delivered in Houston, TX.
HAVA Baby Slings — Stylish Baby Slings for Modern Mamas.
G Diapers — Redefining Disposable. Diaper Inserts You Can Flush or Compost.
Modern Burlap — Adorable Black & White Designs that Benefit Babies
DockATot — Multi-Functional, Multi-Cute Comfortable & Safe “docking” Station for Babies and Toddlers
Serola Belt — Used to Provide Pain Relief and Help Prevent Injury
MilkSnob — Stylish Nursing Covers, Carseat Covers and more to help you Simplify Motherhood
Sonnet James — Play Dresses for Playful Moms
Traditional Medicinals — Use Plants for Wellness (excellent teas)
The Jones Market — Non-Toxic, Tuggable, Baby-Friendly Jewelry
Puj — Simplifying Parenthood
The Mandala Journey — Birth Art Mandalas
My Circumcision Story — by Jackie Griggs, CNM
Pregnancy and Birth
Free Birth Plan Icons — A great aid for creating your birth plan!
Birth Boot Camp — Your Headquarters for Natural Childbirth
Nesting in the Heights — Professional Services and Classes to Support Parents
Lamaze — Giving Birth With Confidence
Raspberry Leaf Tea — A Simple, Powerful, Natural Aid for Pregnancy and Birth
The Amazing Placenta — Placenta Services
Movies + Media
Incredible! Twins born at home — one baby born still fully in the amniotic sac! This is so rare it happens only once in every 80,000 births!
The Business of Being Born — A Must See for Every Parent-To-Be
The Mama Sherpas — Midwives Across America
The Milky Way — Every Mother Has a Story (a documentary about breastfeeding in the United States)
Call the Midwife — Call the Midwife, based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth, tells colorful stories of midwifery and families in London’s East End. Inspired by the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, Call the Midwife follows the nurses, midwives and nuns from Nonnatus House, who visit the expectant mothers of Poplar, providing the poorest women with the best possible care. A free series available via PBS.org