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.

101 On Plastic Surgery After Having Babies

Beauty After Baby - Everything you need to know about having plastic surgery after having a baby. It answers every question. 

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

Parent's Survival Guide to Online Safety - helps parents understand and fight against issues like cyberbullying, online predators, teen depression, and other risks facing children online.

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

Addiction Center(info. on alcohol use while pregnant) 

Protecting Your Baby From Wireless Radiation

The Baby Safe Project

Portable Inflatable Birth Pool

Birth Pool In A Box

Precious Arrow


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 (book)— 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

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

Domestic Violence: How To Get Help When You're Scared Of The Consequences

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

Preparing For Disaster

CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention): Emergency Preparedness and Response: Pregnant Women and Newborns Resources for professionals including a free emergency preparedness training course. 

CDC: Information for Pregnant Women: Disaster preparation, as well as what to do during and just after a disaster. 

American Academy of Pediatrics: Infant Feeding in Disasters and Emergencies: Key strategies, options, and where to find support for feeding during a disaster.

American Academy of Pediatrics : Children & Disasters: A wide variety of information on children and disasters.

FEMA: Children & Disasters: Family preparedness resources.

Companies that are keeping us healthy

EWG - The Environmental Working Group’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action.

Clean Label Project - Clean Label Project™ uses data and science to reveal the true contents of America’s best-selling consumer products. Products are tested in an accredited analytical chemistry laboratory for 130 harmful environmental and industrial contaminants and toxins. Results are published as Product Ratings.