Resources, Perinatal

Please note that resources on this list are to help inform Mothers; it is not to be used to diagnose or treat conditions, nor to prescribe medications. Please collaborate with your healthcare provider if you have concerns.

    • The Official Lamaze Guide: Giving Birth With Confidence, Lothian, Judith, and DeVries Charlotte * Included in Childbirth Class
    • Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newbornc Simkin, Penny, Whalley, Janet, and Keppler, Ann
    • The Birth Partner: Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman through Childbirth. Simkin, Penny * Included in Childbirth Class
    • A Child Is Born,  Nilsson, Lennert
    • Ina Mae’s Guide to Childbirth. Gaskin, Ina Mae
    • The Doula Book.  Klaus, Marshall, Kennell, John, and Klaus, Phyllis 
    • Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth.  Goer, Henci

Birth Plans
Remember that this a preference sheet. Include things that are most important and refrain from including things that you can control (temperature, music, etc). Topics can include anything from sharing your fears, to who you'd like to catch your baby, should it not be your HCP. Remember to bring this sheet with you to prenatal appointments so that your Doctor or Midwife and get to know your desires. This is also a wonderful way to open dialogue and be sure that your expectations are in line with the practice you have chosen.

Relaxation Techniques- Both Guided and Scripts



Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder
  • UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders,  919-966-5217
  • UNC Support Group – Christena Raines, NP, 919-966-3115
  • Moms Supporting Moms -
  • Anxiety Treatment Center – Chapel Hill 919-962-2507, Durham 919-361-5384
  • Bipolar/Depression Support Group – Chapel Hill 919-942-8083
  • Nancy Ciocci, LCSW 919-245-0451
Food Scheduling (for friends to schedule bringing meals to family)
  • Your Amazing Newborn.  Klaus and Klaus.  
  • The Baby Book: Everything you Need to Know About Your Baby From Birth to Age 2. Sears and Sears.
  • Touchpoints, Brazelton
  • Your Baby and Child, Penelope Leach