My goal as a postpartum doula is to empower you to make the best decision for you and your baby, because you are the only person who knows what is right for your family. When reading these and any resources, ask yourself how the information makes you feel, and let your heart guide your decision.

Here are some of my favourite books, articles, and social media accounts. As the saying goes, take what you like and leave the rest! This isn’t exhaustive and I’m always adding to it. You will also notice cross-over: some of the authors here have great websites as well as social media accounts. Do some looking around and see what resonates with you. I would love to hear what are your go-to resources!

A great quote from Sally Placksin’s book, Mothering the New Mother.


  • What Mothers Do: especially when it looks like nothing ~ Naomi Stadlen
  • Mothering the New Mother: Women’s Feelings and Needs After Childbird ~ Sally Placksin
  • Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering ~ Sarah Buckley
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding ~La Leche League International
  • Birth Matters: A Midwife’s Manifesta ~ Ina May Gaskin
  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth ~ Ina May Gaskin
  • Sweet Sleep ~ LLLI,  Diana West, Diane Wiessinger, Linda J. Smith, and Teresa Pitman
  • Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding ~ Dr. Jack Newman and Teresa Pitman
  • The Newbie’s Guide to Positive Parenting ~ Rebecca Eanes
  • The Attachment Parenting Book ~ William and Martha Sears
  • The Baby Book ~ William and Martha Sears
  • Boobin’ All Day, Boobin’ All Night ~ Meg Nagle, IBCLC
  • The Gentle Parent ~ L. R. Knost
  • Two Thousand Kisses A Day ~ L. R. Knost
  • Birth, Breath, & Death ~ Amy Wright Glenn

WEBSITES (you will find most of these on Facebook, too, if you prefer that method)



For everything pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting, I love Instagram the most (though I use Facebook a ton as well)! Some Instagram accounts I like include:

Some of the best accounts to follow on Instagram are photographers. Check out jadebeallphotography and captured_birth_photography.

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