Resources

These resources are must haves! All products are items I swear by and have used or am currently using. Note: some of the links on this page may be affiliate links. If you have any specific questions about the products listed I would happy to chat about my experience with them.  Please feel free to email me at vanessa@pregnancy podcast.com or contact me by clicking here.

Want a complete template you can customize for the birth you want?  I created the Your Birth Plan book as a step by step guide that makes creating and writing your birth plan super easy!

Your Birth Plan includes: explanations of everything you can include with all of your options, a complete template you can customize to your preferences, and sample plans for a home birth to a planned cesarean, and everything in between.

Amazon is my go to resource to buy everything.  Creating a baby registry on Amazon is a no brainer.  You can have gifts shipped directly to you, which is great for out of town family and friends.  You also get a 15% completion discount, anything you buy on your registry after your due date is 15% off.  Everything you could possibly need for your little one is on Amazon and the reviews make selecting the right products super easy.

After hours and hours of research on vitamins, supplements, folate, and folic acid, iron, vitamin D, etc. I found THE prenatal vitamin.  Thorne is a solid company with a really quality product that is reasonably priced.  They opt for bioactive and non-GMO ingredients without corn, soy, dairy, and some of the other additives you will find in other vitamins.  I highly recommend this prenatal vitamin.

Want a great prenatal vitamin that has DHA? Zahler makes a really high quality vitamin that contains DHA. This is an excellent option if you want to knock out your prenatal vitamin and your omega 3s in one.

You can score 25% off on Amazon by entering PREPOD25 at checkout.

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding covers everything about breastfeeding!  It is a fantastic guide and a great reference tool you will use over and over again.  Definitely a must read to have a successful breastfeeding relationship with your baby.

Considering a natural birth?   Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth is full of encouragement and practical advice to help you be prepared for an unmedicated birth.  Ina May Gaskin is an invaluable resource for minimizing medical interventions and having a natural childbirth.

The Honest Company

I went on a mission to eliminate chemicals from my home and use more natural cleaning products.  I am a big fan of The Honest Company and their products are really effective, non-toxic, and eco-friedly.  I use just about everything from the laundry detergent and stain remover, to dish soap and the multi-surface cleaner.

Building up a stash of milk?  These are the best breast milk storage bags.  I have used them for more than a year.  They work great in the fridge and especially for frozen milk.  I have used hundreds of these (I but up quite a sock in my freezer) and have had no issues.

Leaking happens.  These washable nursing pads are life savers!  They work great in the event you do leak milk and they are super comfortable to wear.  No special care instructions just pop them in the washer and dryer with your regular laundry.

The Honest Company delivers diapers and wipes right to your door.  On top of being convenient, they do not have any harsh chemicals, are bio-degradable, and they come in adorable prints.  Did I mention my son has never had a diaper rash?  These diapers are the best, I highly recommend them!

The Daily Soul Sessions has 280 daily inspirations, one for each day of pregnancy.  This book is an excellent reminder to live in the present, focus on the positive, and enjoy every day of this wild ride on your journey to motherhood.  I loved reading this book and I know you will too!

Love listening to podcasts for info on pregnancy and birth? Emily Wills is a doula who is blogging about pregnancy and birth podcasts to help you discover more great content.  Check out her blog here.