Articles and Handouts

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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
  • Due Date Calculator: Calculate your estimated due date, conception date, and approximate fetal age.
  • 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!


Newborn Care


Resources for Parents of Premature Babies

Grief and Loss Resources

Other Newborn and Postpartum Topics

Postpartum Links

  • Luludew Diaper Service: Diaper sales and service throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Carrying Grovia — B*E*S*T Doula’s favorite cloth diaper. 

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MP3 format

Surrogacy/Adoption Options

  • Meyers & O’Hara: Third party reproduction and family formation law, including: surrogacy, egg donation, sperm donation and embryo donation.