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Pregnancy Resources

Be Bold
BOLD is a global movement to make maternity care mother-friendly. BOLD inspires communities around the world to organize productions of Karen Brody’s critically acclaimed play about childbirth, Birth, and BOLD Red Tent birth storytelling circles to raise money and awareness to make maternity care the best it can be for all mothers.

Blissful Births and Babies
Robin Ross of Blissful Births and Babies offers a large variety of childbirth classes and parenting support. Classes and workshops include Prenatal Fitness, Breastfeeding, Newborn Care, HypnoBirthing®, Babywearing, Brio Childbirth Education series, Breastfeeding Support and more.

Childbirth Connection
A source for up-to-date evidence-based information and resources on planning for pregnancy, labor and birth, and the postpartum period.

Healthy moms make healthy babies. CocoonCare makes healthy mommies. CocoonCare is Chicago’s only fitness and wellness center specifically catered to pregnant women and new moms. It’s approach is holistic in nature and focuses on getting moms’ bodies and minds strong and healthy before and after baby. It offers pre- and post-natal exercise classes, informational workshops, lactation consulting, nutrition consulting, massages, on-site childcare and more!

Exploring the Sacred Feminine with Elizabeth Davis
Explore the Sacred Feminine and the ways it forges connections between birth, sexuality, family and ecology. Elizabeth Davis has been a midwife, women’s health care specialist, educator and consultant for over 30 years. She is internationally active in promoting motherbaby-centered birth and is widely sought after for her expertise in midwifery education and organizational development.

Forty Plus and Fertile
Site for women over forty who want to have a baby. Deirdre Morris’ intention is to support your fertility by enhancing your understanding of how the Law of Attraction works in fertility and pregnancy so that you can have your baby.

Joy in Birthing
Joy in Birthing’s purpose is to inform, inspire and empower parents to consciously participate in the miracle of conception, pregnancy and natural childbirth.

National Organization of Mothers of Twins Club
NOMOTC was founded in 1960 for the purpose of promoting the special aspects of child development which relate specifically to multiple birth children.

Pregnancy Awareness Month
MAY is Pregnancy Awareness Month® (PAM), and PAM is celebrated annually. The mission is to empower, inspire and build a community of support for expectant women and families. The month-long campaign focuses on four key initiatives: education, exercise, nutrition & wellness and nurture.

Speaking of Birth
Outstanding communication services for pregnancy and birth. Jill Wodnick. M.A., brings a compassionate and thought provoking way of speaking about women’s passages.

The Truth About Motherhood After 40
The Truth About Motherhood After 40 features real mom stories, expert advice, and the first online community to empower all women on the journey of motherhood after 40. A Child After 40 online offers educational forums on midlife motherhood—from fertility, ART, pregnancy, birth or adoption, to parenting after 40.

Parenting Resources

GIT Mom is a full service parent coaching firm dedicated to helping moms get it together so they have more time to do the activities they most enjoy, while also giving their children the kind of parenting they need! Eirene Heidelberger created the system to provide parents with the most effective tools to parent their children. GIT Mom will show you how to teach your children to sleep, listen and respect you so you can get it together and have more “you” time.

Holistic Moms Network
The Holistic Moms Network is a non-profit organization connecting parents who are interested in holistic health and green living. They encourage moms to trust their instincts, parent from the heart, use their innate sense of what is best for their children, live in balance with the Earth, and learn about the pros and cons of all healthcare and parenting options.

National Organization of Mothers of Twins Club
NOMOTC was founded in 1960 for the purpose of promoting the special aspects of child development which relate specifically to multiple birth children.

Macaroni Kid
Macaroni Kid is a free online newsletter of all the family-friendly activities and events in Chicago (or in hundreds of other cities nationally).  It also offers kid-friendly recipes, crafts, book and music reviews, info on local businesses, great giveaways and MORE! Don’t waste anymore time searching the internet for fun things to do with your family; Mac Kid has done the work for you!  Subscribe today and never hear these words again–Mom, I’m BORED!

Parent Time
Parenting tips on pregnancy, new borns and infants.

Parenting for Partnership
Parenting for Partnership workshops take a new approach to discipline, one that both parents can get behind whole-heartedly. Parents will learn how to turn every behavioral problem into a learning opportunity, and create a fulfilling and adventurous partnership with their family – every day.

Parental Wisdom
A place where you could be anonymous, ask your parenting questions, and where you, the real expert in knowing your child best, are given opinions from multiple trusted, credible sources where you get to choose which advice works best for your child or unique situation.

Quantum Parenting
Quantum Parenting brings together the latest scientific research with ancient spiritual wisdom. A leading-edge source of parenting resources for mothers and fathers wanting to most effectively support the unfolding mind, body and soul of their children and realize their magnificent potential as parents.

Urban Balance
Urban Balance, LLC provides comprehensive counseling and therapy services for individuals, couples, families, and groups dealing with issues related to mental health, addiction, relationships, career, and overall wellness.