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Resources

This page lists books, websites, and Atlanta-area resources we have found useful. If you are looking for information on a topic not listed here, please feel free to email us at info@birthcompanion.net. We may be able to help you locate additional resources.


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Pregnancy and Childbirth Preparation

Books:

The Birth Partner
Penny Simkin

Comprehensive information on pregnancy and labor geared toward the spouse or other birth partner. Also a good read during your pregnancy.


Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation
Pam England and Rob Horowitz

This empowering birth-preparation book treats birth as a rite of passage rather than a medical event. It encourages self-exploration and personal growth, and cultivates intuition.


The Pregnancy Book
William Sears and Martha Sears

Easy-to-follow, month-by-month information on what to expect during your pregnancy.


Atlanta-Area Classes:

Gwynne Knap, CCCE, CLE
Confident Childbirth Method

404-569-4268
gwynne@ccmethod.com
www.confidentchildbirthofatlanta.com


Maggie Horn, RN, IBCLC, HBCE, CH
HypnoBirthing The Mongan Method

305-527-6225
hypnosis@maggiehorn.com
www.maggiehorn.com


Stephanie Banguilan, HCHI, HCID, CLE, IPES
Hypnobabies

Gentle Journeys Birthing
678-852-7307
http://gentlejourneysbirthing.com


Breastfeeding

Books:

Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers
Nancy Mohrbacher and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

Well-written instruction on getting started, that is great to read prior to birth. Includes strategies for common challenges.


Internet and Local Resources:

La Leche League of Georgia

404-681-6342
www.lllofga.org


Practical Preggo Birth & Lactation Services
Mandi Parrish RN, CLC, CLD and Shoshanah Blaiss BSN, RN, CLC

678-381-1905
www.practicalpreggo.com

Atlanta-Area Classes:

Breastfeeding with Confidence Classes
Gwynne Knap, CCCE, CLE

404-569-4268
http://birthisjustthebeginning.com


Breastfeeding Classes and Private Consultations
Maggie Horn, RN, IBCLC, HBCE, CH

305-527-6225
hypnosis@maggiehorn.com
www.maggiehorn.com


Postpartum Doulas

Jacob Engelsman

678-664-9451
qtpdoula@gmail.com

Gwynne Knap, CCCE, CLE

404-569-4268
http://birthisjustthebeginning.com


Additional Resources

Photography:

Alicia Holman
Pregnancy and newborn photo sessions

828-244-9639
aliciaholmanphotography@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/aliciaholmanphotography


Car Seat Safety:

Information on car seat safety and an inspection locator
www.seatcheck.org/

Perinatal/Parenthood Counseling:

Bit by Bit Counseling
Cheryl Delaney

www.bitbybitcounseling.com


Couples Counseling
Amanda Carver, LMFT

828-244-9639
http://therapywithamanda.com

Mental Health:

Center for Creative Wellness
This small, welcoming therapist practice takes most insurance.

From their site: "We serve individuals from 2 - 120 years of age, of all genders, races, orientations, cultures, and experiences. Our clinicians have over 20 years of experience serving clients with multiple diagnoses."

They offer hypnotherapy and EMDR. Virtual visits are an option.

770-599-7508
https://creativecenterinc.org/