Helpful Websites

You'll find everything from food delivery services, locating a lactation consultant, cord blood banking information to grief resources. 


Healthy Food — Home Delivery Service

Thrive Market  — Membership program, for less than $5 a month ($59.95 annually) you can shop 4000+ healthy, natural products, always 25-50% OFF, delivered for free to your door. (USA only)

Butcher Box - Grass fed beef, organic chicken and all natural pork - Delivered on your schedule, cancel at anytime. 

Vital Choice - Wild caught seafood, organic beef, chicken, nuts and berries delivered to your door. 

Birth Videos

Orgasmic Birth — Debra Pascali-Bonaro

The Business Of Being Born — Produced by Ricki Lake

Birth — As We Know It — Elena Tonetti-Vladimirova

My Birth Movie 

Gentle Birth Choices DVD — Barbara Harper, RN, CD, CCE

Great Resources For Parents by Pediatricians

American Academy of Pediatrics — Children's health guidelines and resources

Dr. Sears

Dr. Greene

Dr. Feder

Healthier — a text message-based service that sends you timely information about your child’s health and development. Healthier also lets you connect with experienced pediatricians, nurses, lactation consultants and other clinicians: ask any question and our clinical team will respond within 24 hours, completely for free.

Car Seat Installation & Safety Check

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration — travel safety and car seat installation instructions

Infant & Child Safety Information

American Heart Association – find CPR classes in your area

First Candle — Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) prevention and support

National Capital Poison Control Center — poison information and hotline

National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome — prevention education about Shaken Baby Syndrome

Red Cross — disaster preparedness and CPR classes

Safe Kids Worldwide — child safety and childproofing tips

U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission — consumer protection and product recalls

Support Groups For Parents Of Children With Special Needs

 Come Unity

Addiction Services and Support Groups

US Drug Rehab Centers

Support Groups:

Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

Protecting Your Baby From Wireless Radiation

The Baby Safe Project

Portable Inflatable Birth Pool

Birth Pool In A Box

Precious Arrow

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy is the most common physical disability in childhood, with a child being born with CP every hour. For info...

Cerebral Palsy Symptoms

Creating a Home Where Your Child Can Thrive with a Disability

Benefits For Children With Disabilities


Online Research Sources

The Cochrane Collaboration

PubMed Central


Ebscohost — Login codes are usually provided by most community libraries. 

ERIC — Education Resources Information Center

Google Scholar 

University Library — Some universities allow their alumni access to their online library search systems.

Find a Midwife or Birth or Postpartum Doula

American College of Nurse Midwives  

DONA — Doula Organization

Medications During Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Safe Fetus — A complete database of worldwide medication (trade and generic) providing information on their use, fetal risk during pregnancy and breastfeeding risk according to the FDA  

LactMed — US-based online database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. They also have a free smartphone app that is very useful.

Medications and Mothers’ Milk — by Thomas Hale, PhD

The InfantRisk Center — (headed by Dr. Thomas Hale in the US) has a phone helpline (1-806-352-2519) and additional information on medication use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

MotherRisk — (operated by the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada) has a phone helpline (1-877-439-2744) and additional information on medication use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Analgesia and Anesthesia for the Breastfeeding Mother — Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Clinical Protocol #15

Alcohol and Breastfeeding

This is a recommendation for those moms who have a date night and have a drink.

Milk Screen

Perinatal Loss Resources

American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Baby Loss

Hygeia —

Miss Foundation

National Share

Pregnancy Loss

Grief Guide — a thorough and downloadable PDF of websites, blogs, movies, books parents, books for kids, etc. 

Parent’s Anonymous/Support Groups

Parents Anonymous

Abused Women Support

Where to Turn for Help — In an emergency: call 911 if you need immediate assistance or have already been hurt.


For Advice & Support:

National Domestic Violence Hotline — 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline — 1-866-331-9474 or TTY 1-866-331-8453

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The Ultimate Guide to Thriving As A Newly Independent Woman

Baby Sleep Solutions

IQ Baby — Sleep Info and education. (Wholistic Beginnings has teamed up with IQ Baby and we have a special discount.) 

Non-Toxic Living

Products, kits, household essentials for reducing waste in your home.

Reuse it - Everyday ECO Solutions

Life Without Plastic