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 We may be able to help you locate additional resources.

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Pregnancy and Childbirth Preparation


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


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


Stephanie Banguilan, HCHI, HCID, CLE, IPES

Gentle Journeys Birthing



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


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


Atlanta-Area Classes:

Breastfeeding with Confidence Classes
Gwynne Knap, CCCE, CLE


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


Postpartum Doulas

Jacob Engelsman


Gwynne Knap, CCCE, CLE


Additional Resources


Alicia Holman
Pregnancy and newborn photo sessions


Car Seat Safety:

Information on car seat safety and an inspection locator

Perinatal/Parenthood Counseling:

Bit by Bit Counseling
Cheryl Delaney

Couples Counseling
Amanda Carver, LMFT


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.