BIRTHING GAME RESOURCES: LINKS FOR FURTHER EXPLANATION
You can use this page to explore further. Question everything, and reach your own conclusions. Take charge of your body, your birth and your baby!! The links below are for you to take a deeper dive into any of the information you learn while playing Down the Canal. And, you may have landed here and never played the game. That’s awesome because you can still check out these birthing game resources and learn about almost anything you want to know about your pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and newborn care and behavior.Knowing what you don’t know, and asking questions is key. Take charge of all of it. It can be overwhelming to take in too much information, so decide what you want to learn about. Do this well before you are ready to give birth. That’s the time to get out of your head, and drop into your heart.
How fat fits into your healthy diet?
Having a Baby: Stages of Pregnancy
Top 15 Calcium-Rich Foods (Many Are Non-Dairy)
Stress Affects the Baby through Amniotic Fluid
Fetal Development begins soon after Conception
Pregnancy and Conception
How Does Nutrition Get From the Placenta to the Fetus?
Pregnancy Advice: Old Wives Tales Vs. Science
Group B Strep Infection
10 Pregnancy Foods for Strong Bone Development in The Womb
14 Healthy Foods That Are High in Potassium
The Embryo Implantation Process
Vitamin E and C Supplementation during Pregnancy
The Side Effects of Cocoa Butter
Toxoplasmosis & Pregnancy FAQs
Uterine tube (Fallopian tube)
Morning Sickness Relief: Treatment and Supplements
Skin Conditions in Pregnancy
Swelling During Pregnancy
Self-Exam: Vulva and Vagina
Uterus Size During Pregnancy
Benefits of the Vernix Caseosa During Pregnancy and Delivery
Mucus Plug: Bloody Show
Umbilical Cord Prolapse
Are IV Fluids Necessary During Labor?
What is effacement?
The Role of Hormones in Childbirth
Pregnancy Due Date and Gestational Age
WHO recommendation on techniques for preventing perineal trauma during labour
Labor Positions & Movement
Quick Facts on Labor Induction
Braxton Hicks Contractions
Outcomes of pregnancies with a low-lying placenta diagnosed on second-trimester sonography
The Cascade of Intervention
Pain Management during Labor
Tips for Labor Progress
Patterned Breathing During Labor
HypnoBirthing Techniques & Benefits
The effect of aromatherapy by essential oil of orange on anxiety during labor: A randomized clinical trial
Healthy Birth Practice
Definition of Term Pregnancy
Perinatal Lessons from the Past
Signs & Symptoms of Labor
Effects of Cesarean Sections on Future Pregnancies
What is the First Stage of Labor?
Pediatrics-Cesarean Section and Chronic Immune Disorders
What you should know about crowning?
Certified Nurse Midwife
National Birth Center
In the Pursuit of Excellence
Difference Between A Doula and A Birth Assistant
WHO Recommendations on Antenatal Care
Research & Evidence
Global Standards for Midwifery Education (2010)Amended 2013
U.S. Hospitals Do Little to Protect Mothers During Birth
Essential Facts About Midwives
Supporting Healthy and Normal Physiologic Childbirth
Models of Maternity Care
Birthing Choices: Health Care Providers And Birth Locations
Remembering A Time When Dads Weren’t Welcome In Delivery Rooms
Planned home versus planned hospital births in women at low-risk pregnancy: A systematic review with meta-analysis
The History of Midwifery and Childbirth in America
Become a Midwife
External and Internal Heart Rate Monitoring of the Fetus*
Trends in Out-of-Hospital Births in the United States, 1990–2012
The Pros and Cons of Planning a Home Birth
Obstetrics and Gynecology
International Mother Baby Childbirth Organization
Low-Stress Birthing Environments
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Importance of Bonding
Baby’s Hunger Cues
Stages of Newborn Sleep
Visual Stimulation for Newborns
Your Child’s First Test: The APGAR
States of Consciousness in Newborns
The Risks of Not Breastfeeding for Mothers and Infants
Blocked Tear Duct Treatment
MotherBaby Behavioral Sleep
The Baby Sleep Info Source
Getting Pregnant Again
Baby’s Vision Development
Breastfeeding and the Risk of Respiratory Tract Infections after Infancy
Cradle Cap (Seborrheic Dermatitis in Infants)
What’s Your Baby’s Temperament?
The Differences Between Baby Acne and Milia
Breastfeeding And Jaundice
What is colic?
Impact on Sleep in Young Children and Maternal Mood
Why Do Women Get Postpartum Depression & Postpartum Anxiety?
Colicky Babies May Have Wrong Bacteria
Swaddling: Is it Safe?
Steps Toward Crawling
How Well Can Newborn Babies See?
Characteristics of Normal Lochia
Developmental milestone: Separation and independence
Postpartum Depression Facts
Newborn Sleep Patterns
Baby’s First Bowel Movements
The Importance of Baby’s ‘Soft Spot’
Causes and Treatments for Postpartum Night Sweats
Are young infants capable of imitation?
Babies Need Tummy Time!
Best Breastfeeding Diet and Foods to Avoid
BFAR (Breastfeeding After Reduction) SUPPORT
Guidelines for offering water to babies
The physiological basis of breastfeeding
Infant Risk Center
Parenting the Crying Infant
One Breast Or Two Per Feed?
Weaning from the breast
Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk
The newborn senses: What can babies feel, see, hear, smell, and taste?
How Much and How Often to Breastfeed
Breastfeeding with Sore Nipples
Sore Nipples or Breast?
Human Milk Composition: Nutrients and Bioactive Factors
Can Babies Get Blisters on Their Top Lips From Breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding Benefits Your Baby’s Immune System
Diaper Output and Milk Intake in the Early Weeks
Breastfeeding and the hormones of sexuality
The Higher Temperature in the Areola Supports the Natural Progression of the Birth to Breastfeeding Continuum
SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths
I’ve heard that breast-feeding promotes weight loss. Is that true?
Do mom’s vaccines protect her breastfed baby?
Benefits of Breastfeeding
The Sounds of Breastfeeding
Peripartum Analgesia and Anesthesia for the Breastfeeding Mother
Finding breastfeeding support and information
Breastfeeding State Laws
La Leche League International
Does breast size matter when you are breastfeeding?
Increasing breastfeeding could save 800,000 children and US$ 300 billion every year
The Risks of Cesarean Section
Patient Resources: FAQ’s
Comparison of perinatal outcome after 2nd trimester amniocentesis using 22G and 20G needle
Epidurals: Risks and Concerns for Mother and Baby
ACOG Recommends That Physicians Restrict Episiotomy
Fetal Non-Stress Test (NST)
First Do No Harm: Interventions During Childbirth
When Baby Does Not Yet Latch
Preventing Ophthalmia Neonatorum
The Evidence on Membrane Sweeping
Chorionic Villus Sampling
Triple Screen Test
Management of Labor Abnormalities
International Breastfeeding Journal
Induction of Labor
Benefits of the Vernix Caseosa During Pregnancy and Delivery
Keep Mother and Baby Together— It’s Best for Mother, Baby, and Breastfeeding
Getting A Urinalysis: About Urine Tests
PKU (PHENYLKETONURIA) IN YOUR BABY
Uncertainties in Screening and Prevention of Group B Streptococcus Disease
Estimation of fetal weight
Evidence on: The Vitamin K Shot in Newborns
ACOG PRACTICE BULLETIN 173: FETAL MACROSOMIA
Effects of delayed cord clamping on residual placental blood volume, hemoglobin and bilirubin levels in term infants: a randomized controlled trial
Macrosomia Rates in Women with Diet-Controlled Gestational Diabetes: A Retrospective Study
Potential Adverse Ultrasound-related Biological Effects: A Critical Review
Quick Facts About Labor Induction
Problems and Hazards of Induction of Labor- A CIMS Fact Sheet
Evidence on Doulas
Impact of Doulas on Healthy Birth Outcomes
Having A Doula: Is a Doula For Me?
The Cost‐Effectiveness of Professional Doula Care for a Woman’s First Two Births: A Decision Analysis Model
Evidence-based maternity care
Continuous Support for Women during Childbirth
Best Kept Secret For Postpartum Depression? Help At Home
Doulas And Birth Outcomes