B*E*S*T Doula Service in Los Angeles

Articles and Handouts

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Newborn and Postpartum
B*E*S*T Doulas NEW Client Paperwork
B*E*S*T Doulas REPEAT Client Paperwork
B*E*S*T Doulas Client Hypnosis
Articles to Print for Your Doctor
For Doulas


Healthy Pregnancy

Choosing A Care Provider

Birth Plans and Preferences


Breech Babies

Twins and Multiples


Cesarean Section

Other Pregnancy Topics

Pregnancy Links
  • A La Mode Photography: Pregnancy photos in natural settings
  • AAFP: American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Compleat Mother Magazine: Natural parenting, breastfeeding, pregnancy and childbirth
  • Due Date Calculator: Calculate your estimated due date, conception date, and approximate fetal age.
  • Jodie Myers: Childbirth Video Artist
  • LA Pregnancy: Fun and informative pregnancy web resource
  • Pregnancy Corner: Online pregnancy community.
  • Shoots & Giggles Photography: Truly amazing birth photography -- most of the labor photos on this site were taken by Briana at Shoots & Giggles (ALL of the really good photos!) I can't say enough good things about this amazing group of birth photographers!
  • Your Week by Week Pregnancy Calendar: An indepth look at fetal development by trimester or week-by-week Babies Online

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    Labor Basics
  • Signs of Labor
  • Timing Your Contractions (also available for your iPhone, Droid, laptop or tablet)

  • Comfort Measures in Labor

    Pain Medication

    Other Interventions

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    Cord Clamping and Cord Blood Banking

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    Newborn and Postpartum



    Resources for Parents of Premature Babies

    Grief and Loss Resources

    Other Newborn and Postpartum Topics

    Postpartum Links
  • Birth Injury News: Information and resources about prevention and causes of Birth Injuries
  • Diapers Provide full-service diaper delivery and other related products at the very lowest price.
  • Luludew Diaper Service: Diaper sales and service throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Carrying Grovia -- B*E*S*T Doula's favorite cloth diaper.
  • The Happiest Baby: Helping your baby sleep longer and sounder
  • TotSites:Create a FREE, adorable baby website in minutes! Share photos, journals, video, polls and more. Simple to use and fun!

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    B*E*S*T Doulas NEW Client Paperwork

    For 1st Prenatal Visit - please fill out ALL except the Birth Plan Notes
  • Birth Plan Notes (you will fill this out DURING the 1st prenatal visit and use it to create your birth plan)

  • For 2nd Prenatal Visit

    Other Handouts
  • Timing Your Contractions (also available for your iPhone, Droid, laptop or PDA)

  • B*E*S*T Doulas REPEAT Client Paperwork

    You will be provide with instructions for the following tracks at your interview.
    WMA format
  • Nap
  • MP3 format
  • Nap

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    Articles to Print for Your Doctor

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    For Doulas

    Doula Training Organizations


    Surrogacy/Adoption Options
  • Meyers & O'Hara: Third party reproduction and family formation law, including: surrogacy, egg donation, sperm donation and embryo donation.
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