Resources

Resources for Birth and Beyond

By far, the most important resources you can own for birth and parenting are a great attitude and a willingness to adapt. However, it doesn’t hurt to have a few extra tools handy. I thought you’d appreciate a simple list of my favorite resources for birth and parenting.

[Disclaimer]: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchasePlease understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. I choose my affiliate relationships carefully and would NEVER recommend a product or service that I didn’t 100% believe in.

birth ball for pregnancy and labor

Birth Balls:

I believe in the power of a birth ball so much that I actually gift one to every single client of mine. It’s amazing that for under $20 you can get so many benefits. Birth balls are one of the simplest tools that can help prepare your body for birth in a gentle and easy way and provide amazing comfort in labor..

Learn more about the how and why of birth balls HERE (includes size chart).

Here are my favorite birth balls on Amazon.

For ball covers (optional but nice to have) click HERE.

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affirmations for birth

BEAUTIFUL BIRTH AFFIRMATIONS

Cultivate positive thoughts around birth by reading these (beautiful!) affirmations out loud. I promise they really help!

packing for a hospital birth

PACKING CHECKLIST FOR THE HOSPITAL

The ultimate guide for packing for a homey feeling hospital birth. This list covers WHAT to pack, but HOW to pack it.

essential oils natural childbirth

CHEAT SHEET- ESSENTIAL OILS IN PREGNANCY

Read the truth regarding the safety of essential oils and how to use them in pregnancy. Click here to read the full article.

Baby carrier Ergo

Ergo Baby Carrier

My personal favorite! I wore this thing ragged with my two babies. You can wear them on your front or your back (after they turn 5-6 months). I generally recommend starting off with a snugger fitting infant carrier like the Moby when they are newborns, but switching to something like this after about 2-3 months is really convenient.

Moby baby carrier baby wearing

Moby Wrap

This was my go to when my babies were just born. I love how snugly the would fit into this wrap. They felt so safe and secure. The Moby may seem a bit daunting at first to learn how to use, but it becomes like second nature after a while. Search on YouTube for “how to use Moby Wrap” and you’ll learn all you need to start carrying around that love bug of yours.

co-sleeper

Arms Reach Co-Sleeper

To each his own, but for me, this was the best option we found for sleeping both of our babies for the first 6 months or so. A co-sleeper allows baby to be right next to you in bed, but safe in their own space. They also convert into a pack-n-play if needed.

TOP (overlooked) BABY REGISTRY ITEMS

A READING LIST FOR THE NATURALLY INCLINED

More to come! Stay posted.

What are your favorite birth and parenting tools? I’d love to know! Shoot me an email and tell me what you think every parent needs to own.