Links & Resources

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

Breastfeeding

 

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

Local Links

 

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

Pediatric Advice

 

My Circumcision Story — by Jackie Griggs, CNM

Photography

 

Crowning Moment — Birth Photography

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

The Bradley Method — Evidence and Experience Based Childbirth Education (enter your zip code to find the nearest location or see their directory here!)

Lamaze — Giving Birth With Confidence

Raspberry Leaf Tea — A Simple, Powerful, Natural Aid for Pregnancy and Birth

The Amazing Placenta — Placenta Services

Woman Sues Hospital Over Traumatic Birth that “Turned Our Family Life Upside Down” — Worth the read.

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