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Cradle believes that you should be able to make informed choices about where, how, and with whom you birth your child.  Here we list an assortment of resources to help you figure out the best choices for you and your family as you navigate pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond.
In addition to the categorized links below, check out the sources of general information at the bottom of this page.  Blogs and message boards offer an assortment of tips, ideas, and opportunities to solicit feedback from others.

Recommended Books

Check out our page of recommended books!

Fertility

Blog: Natural Fertility & Wellness focuses on increasing fertility through nourishing, whole foods and natural living.

Company: Fertility.com offers a wealth of information about fertility, natural ways to increase it, and natural fertility products.

Pregnancy

Article: Research finds that pregnancy length varies greatly

Midwives

Organization: Midwifery Alliance of North America

Labor and Childbirth

Database: Cesarean rates per hospital, listed by state

Database: PA Department of Health birth statistics

Organization:  International Childbirth Educators Association – find a childbirth educator

Home Birth Information

Organization: American Pregnancy Association – home birth information

Article: Blossom (Mayim Bialik) talks about her experiences with home birth

Article: Seven tips for creating a calm, joyous homebirth – from Midwifery Today

Nutrition

 Blog: Wellness Mama (Katie) offers all kinds of nutrition and healthy lifestyles tips.  She is also a doula and natural birth advocate.

Postpartum Support

Local Support Group: Meets in Williamsport from 6:30PM to 8:30PM on Wednesdays. Babies welcome. Call Tricia Steele at 570-560-4715.

Organization: Postpartum Support International

Online Community: Postpartum Mood Disorder Support Group – forums, book list, other resources for moms and dads.

Breastfeeding

 Blog: KellyMom offers evidence-based information regarding breastfeeding, sleep, and parenting.

General Resources

BabyCenter Community - message boards and groups for topics such as fertility, pregnancy, loss, cloth diapers, and more.

The Business of Being Born – 2008 documentary film exploring America’s modern maternity care system

Orgasmic Birth – 2008 documentary film describing a gentler approach to birth

SQUAT Birth Journal – online and print zine for the radical!