Helpful books and websites on birth and beyond, including childcare resources for dads, partners, grandparents and anyone who wants to lend a hand.
The Birth Partner: Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman Through Childbirth, Second Edition.
Penny Simkin, PT. The Harvard Common Press, 2001.
An excellent resource on labor and delivery for husbands and partners.
The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth.
Marshall H. Klaus, MD, John H. Kennell, MD and Phyllis H. Klaus, CSW, MFCC. Da Capo Press; 2002.
Discusses the benefits of having trained support present during labor.
The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads-to-Be, Second Edition.
Armin A. Brott, and Jennifer Ash. Abbeville Press, 2001.
Sound advice and practical tips for expectant fathers.
The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year.
Armin A. Brott. Abbeville Press, 1997.
An indispensable handbook on fatherhood during your baby's first 12 months.
Life-Span Development, Eleventh Edition.
John W. Santrock, McGraw-Hill, 2008.
An impressive resource on the stages of human development.
Insights on how to help out during pregnancy, what to expect once your baby is home, your role in breastfeeding and more.
» National Association for the Education of Young Children
Search for a NAEYC-accredited childcare organization near you.
» Childbirth Connection
Published studies on pain management in labor, the first national survey of women's childbearing experiences and other scientific research.
» ChildCareAware National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral
Helping you locate quality childcare resources in your community.
These suggested materials have been recommended by third parties and are presented as a means of providing information to those in search of baby-care resources. Mead Johnson has not reviewed or endorsed these materials.