Resources

www.bradleybirth.com
The official Bradley Method® site.

www.llli.org
La Leche League International’s website. An incredible breastfeeding resource. 

www.askdrsears.com
Dr. Sears and his wife, Martha, have written several great books (i.e. The Birth Book) and their website is another good source for information- they cover a wealth of info related to pregnancy & children.

www.drjaygordon.com
Another educational site- this one by Dr. Jay Gordon.

www.drjacknewman.com
This website is a great breastfeeding resource. Dr. Jack Newman does a good job of addressing some specific breastfeeding challenges a new mother & baby may face.

www.kellymom.com
Another thorough breastfeeding resource.

www.friendsofiowamidwives.org 
Friends of Iowa Midwives is a statewide grassroots organization working to protect the rights of Iowa women to choose their place of birth & birth attendant, including having legal access to midwifery and out-of-hospital birth.  A great resource for anyone considering a home birth.

www.mothering.com  Natural family living website of Mothering Magazine.

www.icdoulas.com
Iowa City/ North Liberty area Doula information.  
For Cedar Rapids doulas, visit Birth, Baby, & Beyond Doula Registry.   

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We encourage you to do your own research and reading in addition to the Bradley® classes.  If you have any specific questions or interests, please let us know so we can direct you to other resources.  An extensive book lending library is available to those taking the classes.  Some recommended titles are:
The Birth Book
Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way
Husband-Coached Childbirth
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth
Mind over Labor
The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth

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CLOTH DIAPERING:  If you are interested in using cloth diapers on your baby, the options are nearly endless!   Here in Cedar Rapids, Birth, Baby, & Beyond retails some cloth diapers, as well as other natural parenting products.  Or if you prefer to shop online, you can shop local to Iowa at the Stork Wearhouse (storefront located in Des Moines).   (For a 5% discount off your Stork Wearhouse purchase, enter the coupon code:  “purelyborn”.)

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