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Infant Care

Kansas

Resource Guide

The Kansas Resource Guide is a collaborative effort to connect consumers with resources and services for women, infants, children, youth and people with disabilities in Kansas.  (Newborn screenings, WIC, Dept of Education, etc)

Milestone Trackers

Courtesy of the CDC - learn what is developmentally normal, and take the online quiz to learn more.  (There is also a FREE Milestone Tracker mobile app!)

Cloth Diapering 101

Learn about the different types of cloth diapers, how they work, how to wash them, troubleshooting, and more!

The Happiest Baby on the Block

Learn how to calm and comfort a fussy baby!

The 5 S's for

Calming Your Baby

How to Swaddle

Your Baby

Dunstan

Baby Language

Learn how to interpret your baby's cries and calm your baby more quickly.

Essential Oils

for Babies

Learn what oils are safe for babies, and how to properly dilute them.

Infant Sleep Facts

Cheat Sheet

Learn how to set realistic expectations for infant sleep, and how to create a safer sleep space.

La Leche League's

Safe Bedsharing

Learn about the "Safe Sleep 7", creating a safe sleep surface, and more.

Baby Sleep

Info Source

For parents who wish to make informed choices about infant sleep and nighttime care.

Plus - download the app!

Breastfeeding

Dr. Jack Newman's

Breastfeeding Videos

A wonderful video watchlist!  A visual guide to breastfeeding, getting a good latch, positioning, donating, extended breastfeeding, and more.

La Leche League:
Breastfeeding A to Z

Dozens of topics related to breastfeeding - plus, find a local chapter or contact a LLL leader for more support!

Kelly Mom

Articles on breastfeeding & parenting - just about every topic under the sun!

Breastfeeding Literature

from Medela

Learn more about breastfeeding, pumping, and returning to work.

Other

Baby Sign Language

Cheat Sheet

Overcome those early communication barriers using simple sign language!

Car Seat

Milestones

Find out what type of seat your child should be using, and when it is an appropriate time to transition to another seat.

Age-Appropriate

CHORES

What chores are age- appropriate for my child?

Dolly Parton's

Imagination Library

Early Reading Program:

FREE books for children ages 0-5!

Online Resources

Pregnancy

Evidence

Based Birth

Current evidence-based information, made accessible to families and birth professionals.

These up-to-date articles are extremely helpful for making informed decisions in pregnancy and birth.

Spinning

Babies

Daily exercises for a more comfortable pregnancy and birth experience.

Optimal fetal positioning can help you to achieve an easier labor and birth.

Plus Size

Birth

Information and resources for plus-sized mothers - including maternity clothes, birth stories, a provider directory, articles, and more!

Calm Birth

Empowering Meditations for pregnancy, birth, and beyond

Prenatal

Nutrition

Learn about healthy weight gain, what and when to eat, vitamins, supplements, and more.

The Rights of

Childbearing Women

If you are feeling uneasy about advocating for yourself in pregnancy and childbirth, you can print this handout to bring with you to prenatal appointments and to your birthplace.

Learn more about the

Pregnant Patient's Bill of Rights

What Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know About Cesarean Section

Learn about the benefits and risks of a Cesarean birth. What does the research say? How can you safely prevent a C-section? How does your choice of provider & birthplace effect your chance of a cesarean birth?

Essential Oils for

Pregnancy & Birth

Herbs For

Pregnancy

Mobile

Apps

For 

Pregnancy:

text4baby

A FREE text messaging program for pregnant/new parents. Get weekly messages with health advice, nutrition tips, resources, information about developmental milestones, and more. Download the app or text BABY to 511411.

COffective

A FREE app with printable worksheets, videos on breastfeeding, resource guides,  and much more!

GentleBirth

Birth preparation app with daily trainings, affirmations, birth stories, and more!

Count the Kicks

Counting kicks is a great way to get to know your baby and has been shown to reduce the occurrence of stillbirth, which occurs every 22 minutes in the United States. Most providers recommend you begin counting kicks in the third trimester.

Pregnancy

Worksheets & Checklists

Penny Simkin's

Supplemental Guide

Printable worksheets for 

preconception, pregnancy, labor, childbirth, and 

postpartum! This is an incredible FREE resource.

SBD's Childbirth

Preparation Packet

Childbirth education, planning worksheets, and much more - FREE!

Mindful

Birth Journey

FREE printable journal, with plenty of space for deep introspection.

Courtesy of

Jessica Ghigliotti

Care Provider

Questionnaire

Questions to consider asking when choosing or interviewing your potential care providers.

Birth Place

Questionnaire

Questions to consider asking when choosing or touring your potential birth place.

The Brewer

Pregnancy Diet

Dr. Brewer's diet was designed to decrease pre-eclampsia and other common pregnancy complications caused by malnutrition.The diet consists of 14 food groups. However, it can be summarized as starting with 4 basic components: 2600 calories, 80-120 grams of protein, salt to taste, and unrestricted weight gain.

Natural Strategies to Ease Pregnancy Discomforts

Drug-free remedies to many common pregnancy ailments & discomforts.

Essential Oils for Pregnancy and Birth

And for Babies too.....

Count

the Kicks

Counting kicks is a great way to get to know your baby and has been shown to reduce the occurrence of stillbirth, which occurs every 22 minutes in the United States. Most providers recommend you begin counting kicks in your 28th week of pregnancy, or at 26 weeks if you are high risk or pregnant with multiples.   (You can also download the mobile app!)

Visual

Birth

Plans

These one-page visual birth plans are quick to read, easy to understand, and nurses love them! 

Schedule a

Consult!

Save yourself the extra hassle and schedule a consult with me!  I will help you to review your options, and will create a customized PDF file just for you.  (Included with all Birth Doula packages!)

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New Parents

TO-DO LIST

The stress of preparing for a new baby can be overwhelming; relieve the mental load with this handy checklist!

ABC

Homebirth

FREE Sibling Book!

Courtesy of

Jessica Ghigliotti

Celebrate Birth

Coloring Book

FREE Pregnancy and Birth Affirmation Coloring Book!

Courtesy of

Jessica Ghigliotti

Mommy is Pregnant

Coloring Book

FREE Coloring Book!

Courtesy of

Ann Kirchner

New Little Life

Coloring Pages

Dozens of customized coloring pages!

Courtesy of

Allison Tolman

Packing List - 

Birth Bag

Have ready by 37 weeks

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Important

Contact List

A one-page list of important contacts for your birth team.

Pack with your birth kit!

Postpartum Kit

Checklist

A checklist of important items that you should consider collecting before your birth, so that you have a "recovery station" ready at your bedside.

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Printable

Door Sign

Printable Sign for your front window or door.  Decrease interruptions while you are resting and recovering, while gently establishing healthy boundaries with friends and family.

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale

User-friendly screening tool for PPD.  A score of 10-12 or more is indication for further evaluation or treatment from your care provider.

If you feel that you are at high risk for postpartum mood disorders, it is recommended that you test yourself weekly.

Perinatal

Mental Health

Discussion Tool

This tool can help you to track your symptoms and discuss them with your care provider. 

Printable

Sleep Logs

Printable sleep logs, plus newsletters and more to aid in creating your sleep plan.

Courtesy of Elizabeth Pantley ("The No-Cry Sleep Solution")

Worksheets

Birth

Six Steps

to a Safer Birth

This free guide presents six simple steps that support your body in doing what it is designed so well to do — birth your baby. These Lamaze practices are grounded in extensive research and supported by the World Health Organization. Using them to guide your decisions before and during labor will help you have a safer and healthier birth—for both you and your baby.

Phases & Stages

of Labor

Printable Infographic

Comfort Measures

For Birth

Labor positions for relieving discomfort, aiding in relaxation, and helping labor to progress

Support Partners

Tips for Support Partners.

Using a Rebozo

in Labor

Positions for labor, relaxation, back pain, pushing, etc.

Birthing Ball

Positions

Positions for using a birth ball in labor.

Using a

Peanut Ball

Using a

Peanut Ball

Herbs for Labor

by Demetria Clark

Stillbirthday

Information and support for birth in any trimester.

Birth Accessories

Purchase birth supplies, kits, teas, tinctures, balms, and other accessories for late pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care.

And check out my customized doula client kits!  (I do not receive a commission - these kits are curated for your convenience)

Save 10% with code KMiles

Printable Sign:

Drug-Free Labor

Print this sign and hang it on the door of your birthing room, to remind attendants to respect your wishes for a drug-free birth.

Printable Sign:

Home Birth

in Progress

Print this sign for your front door, to let others know that you prefer not to be disturbed.

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Postpartum

Postpartum Kit

Checklist

A checklist of important items that you should consider collecting before your birth, so that you have a "recovery station" ready at your bedside.

Meal Train

Organize & schedule meal deliveries for the new family with this easy online scheduler! Friends & family can view dates/times & dietary preferences, and select a time to visit the new family (and/or to order a meal delivery!)

Postpartum Support International

Learn about perinatal mental health, chat online, find support & local resources, learn what's normal and when to seek help.

Herbs for

Postpartum

by Demetria Clark

Pelvic Dysfunction Screening Protocol

Screening tool for pelvic floor dysfunction - scoring 3+ is indication to consult with a physical therapist.

Postpartum
Infant Care
Breastfeeding
Other
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