Apps, Books and Websites

Phone Apps

Organisation Description Cost
Australian Breastfeeding Association ‘Feed Safe’ app, calculates when alcohol digestion for drinking while breastfeeding. iTunes Google Free
National Library of Medicine ‘Lactmed’ app: Database of drugs and supplements and their compatibility with breastfeeding. iTunes Google Free
Smiling Mind ‘Mind the Bump’ app: Mindfulness practices for couples during pregnancy. iTunes Google Free
The Wonder Weeks App detailing the physical and developmental ‘leaps’ your child will make at different ages. Helps explain fussiness. iTunes Google $4.49
Who’s you Daddy App for partners, written by men for men with pregnant partners. iTunes Google $4.49

Books

*I only list books I’ve read, so this list will grow slowly.

Birth with Confidence ~ Rhea Dempsey

Born to Breastfeed ~ Rowena Gray

Breastfeeding Made Simple ~ Mohrbacher & Kendall-Tackett

Lamaze Official Guide: Giving Birth with Confidence ~ Lothian and DeVries

Newborn Mothers ~ Julia Jones

Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn ~ Simkin, Whalley, Keppler, Durham & Bolding

Websites

Breastfeeding 

Australian Breastfeeding Association

Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand

La Leche League Australia

Successful breastfeeding begins right at birth

Doula directories 

Australian Doula College

Birth Attendants

Dial A Doula

Doula Network Australia

Find A Doula

Evidence supporting Independent CBE and the use of Doulas

9 Ways independent birth classes can help you get better results

Evidence Based Birth – Using a Doula for Pain Relief

Facebook groups

A Student for every Woman  – Matching student midwives with pregnant families

Homebirth Group Australia

Natural Hospital Birthing

Pregnancy Support Group Australia

Southern Natural Parenting Network

The Australian Breastfeeding Project

The Beyond Sleep Training Project

Gestational Diabetes

Beyond the Diagnosis

Meal Ideals for Gestational Diabetes – Facebook Group

Michel Odent on Gestational Diabetes

LGBTQI Community 

DocLIST is an online list of doctors and mental health professionals who have been recommended by lesbian and bisexual women in Australia.

IVF Australia

Rainbow Families Victoria 

Rainbow Fertility

Miscarriage, infant death and traumatic birth

Bears of Hope –  Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support

Beyond Blue – Support for anxiety, depression and suicide prevention

COPE – Centre of Perinatal Excellence

PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia

SANDS – Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Newborn Death Support

The Birth Trauma Association UK

The Pink Elephant Project –  A not for profit charity, supporting couples through miscarriage, pregnancy loss and beyond.

Multiple Pregnancy/Birth 

Australian Multiple Birth Association

Raising Multiples

Perinatal Depression and Anxiety 

Beyond Blue – Support for anxiety, depression and suicide prevention

COPE – Centre of Perinatal Excellence

Gidget Foundation – Perinatal Anxiety and Depression

PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia

Pregnancy, childbirth and parenting

A good birth is more than a baby being born alive: World Health Organisation

Baby Friendly Health Initiative

Birth by the numbers

Birthing Wisdom

Childbirth Connection

Dr Sarah Buckley

Dr Sara Wickham

Evidence-based Birth

Family-centred caesarean 

Lamaze Australia – Coming Soon!

Lamaze International

Rachel Reed – Midwife Thinking Blog

Spinning Babies

The Natural Parenting Magazine

P.U.R.P.L.E crying

What is the period of PURPLE crying?

Risks

Risk: The game of life

The things most likely to kill you in one infographic

The Fourth Trimester and co sleeping

9 Strategies for an empowered 4th trimester – MUST READ

Juggling advice from health professionals with your own parenting instincts 

Let’s stick together: How to survive life with your velcro baby

Mother-baby behavioural sleep laboratory

The “fourth trimester” is real and here’s what it means for mums and babies

Why infants stop crying when you stand up, according to science

Why newborns hate being put down

Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC)

Birthwell Birthright – VBAC your way course

Caesarean Awareness Network Australia(CANA) Up-to-date and evidence-based information and all aspects of caesarean birth

Childbirth Connection – use search function and type ‘vbac’

ICAN – International Caesarean Awareness Network

Maternity Choices Australia Fact Sheet

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) – 2015 (most recent) guidelinesfor VBAC

The VBAC Education Project 

VBAC Facts