Online Resources

 

Family Health:

Good food on a Tight Budget – Shopping guide for the best food choices from Environmental Working Group

Guide to Healthy Cleaning – Safety ratings on more than 2,000 produces from Environmental Working Group

 

Planning pregnancy:

Kindara Fertility Tracker and Ovulation Calculator:  (iPhone - free) – Chart and understand your cycle to prepare for or prevent pregnancy.

Tips on preparing for pregnancy – from Childbirth Connection.

The Great Starts guide – A local resource for choosing your care provider and birth location.

 

Insurance Coverage:

Washington Health Plan Finder – A guide to finding insurance and whether you qualify for subsidy under the Affordable Care Act.

Parenthelp123.org: Get help finding health insurance you can afford and other community resources here.

 

Pregnancy:

iPregnant pregnancy tracker (iPhone – free and deluxe: $3.99) – this app allows you to add photos of how your babe is growing, record the dates of your symptoms and scheduled visits as well as keeping all of the questions you want to ask at your midwife visits in one place.

WomanLog Pregnancy Calender: (Android – free & deluxe $2.99) –Features similar to pregnancy tracker above.

My birth wishes: (iPhone and Android – free) – create a birth wish list with colorful icons.  Upgrade to the pro version to print out your wish list.

Mindfulness for Pregnancy: (iPhone – $2.99) – “Mindfulness for Pregnancy is a wonderful tool for any pregnant woman and her partner who want to begin or deepen the practice of mindfulness for meeting the profound changes of body and mind during pregnancy and for the life-changing experience of childbirth ahead.”

 

Labor:

Full Term, labor contraction timer: (iPhone – free) – An easy way to keep track of your contraction pattern during labor.

Contraction Timer: (Android – free) – An easy way to keep track of your contraction pattern

 

Postpartum:

NuuNest: (iPhone – $3.99) – An app to keep track of how you're each doing in the days postpartum.

Diaper Tracker: (Android – $0.99) – Keep track of baby’s wet and poopy diapers and feeding routine

My Guide to Working and Breastfeeding e-booklet: from the Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington.

Kellymom.com: Tons of articles on parenting and breastfeeding

Breastfeedinginc.ca: Breastfeeding information and videos from Dr. Jack Newman, renowned breastfeeding expert

 

Baby care:

Help me grow – Tools to help you in observing your child’s developmental and growth.

Preventing Flat Head Syndrome – Information on infant flat head syndrome, including how to prevent and how to treat it.

Natural Baby care recipes – DIY instructions for commonly used baby products

 

Blogs:

Katy Says: Lots of posts about properly caring for your pelvic floor from a Physical Therapist

Aviva Romm – An educational blog with recipes, videos and articles by a well-known Medical Doctor, Midwife and Herbalist.