Recommended Websites, Books, Documentary's/Movies for Pregnancy and Parenting

Resource List

Websites for Pregnancy, Labour & Birth

Postnatal & Parenting websites

  • Child and Youth Health – practical health information for parents and carers.

  • Raising Children Network – The Australia Parenting Website.

  • Pinky McKay – Breastfeeding expert, Lactation Consultant, gentle parenting advocate and author of multiple best selling breastfeeding and parenting books.

  • Safe Sleeping SIDS and Kids.

  • Beyond Blue – information for new and expectant parents, covering everything from bonding with your baby to spotting the signs of anxiety and depression.

  • PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia. PANDA National Helpline call 1300 726 306.

Breastfeeding Websites & Supports

  • The Milk Meg - Breastfeeding Expert and Lactation Consultant.

  • The Breastfeeding Companion - a website created to help mothers with their breastfeeding problems. Free video based website covering 85 breastfeeding related topics.

Useful Books to read

  • The Little Book of Hypnobirthing by Melissa Spilsted (included for Hypnobirthing Australia™ course participants)

  • Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering by Dr. Sarah J. Buckley, MD

  • A Modern Women’s Guide to A Natural Empowering Birth by Katrina Zaslavsky

  • Childbirth without Fear by Grantly Dick-Read

  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

  • Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin

  • Birth Reborn by Michel Odent

  • Stork Talk: Delivering Strategies for Your Ideal Birth by Cheryl Sheriff

  • It’s Your Birth…Right? By Cherie Pasion

  • A Labour of Love by Gabrielle Targett

  • The Hypnobirthing Book by Katharine Graves

  • Babies Remember Birth by Dr. David Chamberlain

  • The Happiest Baby on the Block by Dr. Harvey Karp

  • Birth Skills with Sarah Murdoch by Juju Sundin

  • Orgasmic Birth by Elizabeth Davis & Debra Pascali-Bonaro

  • Parenting by Heart by Pinky McKay

  • Sleeping like a Baby by Pinky McKay

  • The No Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley

  • The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson

  • Birth with Confidence: Savvy choices for normal birth by Rhea Dempsey

  • What’s Right for Me? Making Decisions in Pregnancy and Birth by Sara Wickham

  • Inducing Labour: Making Informed Decisions by Sara Wickham

  • Vitamin K and the newborn by Sara Wickham

  • Anti-D in midwifery by Sara Wickham

Documentary’s, Movies/DVD’s

If you have any other resources, books, websites, documentary or movies for pregnancy and parenting you would like to add please leave a comment below or feel free to email me. 

Nikki x