Ask me for suggestions on alternative and holistic modalities to support your healthy pregnancy or address the common and not so common discomforts of pregnancy or any other concerns that may arise.

As a Doula I have access to local resources for: 

Childbirth Education Classes 

            Breastfeeding Classes and Support 


                              Prenatal Massage



...and much more!  

Labor and Birth

Birthing from Within: An Extraordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation by, Pam England and Rob Horowitz. Partera Press, 1998  

 Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, by Ina May Gaskin. Bantam Books, 2003 

 The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth, by Henci Goer. Perigee, 1999.

 Gentle Birth Choices, by Barbara Harper & Suzanne Arms. Healing Arts Press, Revised 2005. 

 Your Best Birth:Know all your options, Discover the Natural Choices, and Take Back the Birth Experience, by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein. 

 Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn, Revised and Updated : The Complete Guide by Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley & Ann Keppler. Meadowbrook, 2001 

 The Birth Partner: Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman Through Childbirth by Penny Simkin. Harvard Common Press, 2nd Edition, 2001 

 A Good Birth, a Safe Birth: Choosing and Having the Childbirth Experience You Want, Third Revised Edition, by Diane Korte



 The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers-Jack Newman, M.D.

 The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding- La Leche League


Web Based Resources

Birth Net a capital region birth advocacy and education network.

International Cesarean Awareness Network: - ICAN Chapter meetings are open to the public but we encourage you to join and support your ICAN chapter at the local level so that all women in your area will have access to the resources and support of the ICAN organization.

Spinning Babies to tips on having an easier birth through optimal fetal positioning; including exercises and tips for getting your baby into the best possible position for labor and birth 

Childbirth Solutions
Online resource with articles, links, and tools.

 Choices in Childbirth

Online resource, extensive listings of articles and links.

 Maternity Wise
Online resource, tools and resources for evidence-based care.

 Midwifery Today
Site for professionals, with articles and resources for those interested in midwifery and birth.

 Mothering Magazine

Site for parents with articles and resources about pregnancy, birth, and parenting.

 Parents Place
Site for parents with articles and resources about all aspects of parenting.

This website provides childbearing women and maternity care professionals access to research based information, resources, continuing education and support for VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean).

La Leche League - information on breastfeeding a local breastfeeding support groups

The Doula Network of the Capital Region



The Business of Being Born, Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein

Orgasmic Birth, by Debra Pascali-Bonaro

What Babies Want by Debby Takikawa

Gentle Birth Choices, by Barbara Harper

Giving Birth: Challenges and Choices, by Suzanne Arms

Born in the USA by Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider

Birth Day by Naoli Vinaver Lopez

Birth in Water: A Sacred Journey, Andaluz Waterbirth Center

Giving Birth, by Suzanne Arms