Pregnancy Support

Improving Birth - Evidence/Facts/Rights

BirthWithoutFear - Blog/Birth Stories/Empowerment 

ICAN of Central Illinois - Cesarean Support and Information

VBAC Facts - For those families planning to VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)

Lamaze International - Support for your journey to a safe and healthy start with your baby

Spinning Babies - Fantastic resource on fetal positioning

Evidence Based Birth - Find all kids of information and evidence to support your birth

Childbirth Connection - Evidence based info on pregnancy, labor and birth, and the postpartum period

Plus Size Birth -  Tips that empower plus size women to have a healthy pregnancy and transformative childbirth

Birth Trauma Resources - Resource guide for navigating the very real experience of a traumatic birth


Books

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth - Ina May Gaskin

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering - Dr. Sarah Buckley

Orgasmic Birth - Elizabeth Davis and Debra Pascali-Bonaro

Birthing From Within - Pam England and Rob Horowitz

Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must Be Fixed to Put Women and Children First - Marsden Wagner

Birth Matters - Ina May Gaskin

The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth - Sheila Kitzinger

Pushed - Jennifer Block

Spiritual Midwifery - Ina May Gaskin

The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth - Henci Goer

The Amazing Newborn - Klaus

 

Don't forget to utilize your local library!  If your library doesn't have the book you're looking for, can you request it through in inner library loan system?

I also have a lending library that you're more than welcome to borrow from!


Midwifery Care

The Birth Center of Bloomington Normal
6 Westport Court
Bloomington, IL
309-722-4020
www.birthcenterbn.com

 

Homebirth Providers

Brande Ruskusky, CNM
1924 W. Laura Ave
Peoria, IL 61604
309-258-3216
With Woman Midwifery

Laura Lawson, CNM
1300 Franklin Ave, Suite #270
Normal, IL 61761
309-585-3535
www.bnherchoice.com


OB GYN

Dr. Bamidele Ogunleye M.D
2111 E. Oakland Avenue, Suite B
Bloomington, IL 61704
309-808-3068
www.awhcare.com

 

Dr. Rachel Dalton, DO
1302 Franklin Ave, Suite #2800
Normal, IL 61761
309-454-3456
www.hnordobgyn.com


Birth Photography

Jessica Worland is happily married with two cute crazy kids! A southern girl born and raised in Kentucky. Lover of Christ. World traveler and Indian food fanatic. She studied photography at Columbia College Chicago and has a BA in Anthropology and Master's Degree of Public Health. She's also a DONA trained birth doula with over 4 years of experience. 


Chiropractic Care

Dr. Staci Hieronymus Kong
110 S.E. Vine Street, Unit 2
Atlanta, IL 61723
(217) 648-5555
www.smallmiracleschiro.com

 

Dr. Susan Mitchell
1210 Towanda Ave, Ste 17
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-828-6200
www.mitchellfamilychiro.com

 

Beth Johnson, DC
419 Broadway Street
Lincoln, IL 62656
217-735-2527
Salt Creek Chiropractic


Breastfeeding Support

KellyMom website - Evidence-based breastfeeding support
Eats on Feats Illinois - Milk Sharing resource
Central Illinois Milk Share - Milk Sharing resource
La Leche League International  
W.I.C. (Women Infant Children) - Logan County Department of Public Health
WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor 217-860-1190

Local Breastfeeding Support Group: Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital
Wednesday 12-1:30 p.m. 


Professional Counseling

Sarah Tierney, MA, LPC
1700 N. Jefferson St
Lincoln, IL 62656
217-671-9032
www.lincolnpastoral.org

 

Ashley Reynolds, LCPC
112 Boekyens Pl Suite 3A
Normal, IL 61761
217-871-3001
www.ashleyreynoldslcpc.com


Abby Bokus, LCSW
309-287-8354


Postpartum Support

www.postpartumprogress.com

www.postpartum.net

www.postpartum.org

www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/postpartum-depression-facts/index.shtml
 

The Birth Circle
First Thursday of each month
7PM - OSF Breastfeeding Resource Center, Peoria, IL
Hosted by Marcia Mattern