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MamaSavers.net - Supporting families in the times of Postpartum and Beyond

Postpartum Resources:

Mother-Baby HopeLine, 612-873-HOPE (4673)

Crisis Connection, 866-379-6363

 

Baby Basics:

The Baby Book by Dr. Sears

The Baby Sleep Book by Dr. Sears

The Happiest Baby on the Block by Dr. Harvey Karp

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Baby by Dr. Marc Weissbluth

Touchpoints, T. Berry Brazelton M.D.

Bonding, Marshall Klaus, John Kennell, Phyllis Klaus

Dunstan Baby Language: Learn the Universal Language of Newborn Babies by Priscilla Dunstan

 
Baby Center

 
New Mother Support:

The Doula Book by Marshall H. Klaus

The Post-Partum Bible: A Woman’s Guide to Self-Care After Childbirth by Joel S. Colton, PhD. And Courtney Colton-Beaupre, MA, MHC

 
DONA International

Childbirth Collective: Minnesota Doulas

Mama Luna Care

HCMC Mother-Baby Program, 612-873-MAMA (6262)

Blooma – Prenatal, postnatal yoga and childbirth education 952-848-1111

Sleep:

The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley

Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg

Sleeping through the Night by Jodi Mindell

Sleeping with Your Baby (A Parent’s Guide to Co-sleeping), James McKenna, Ph.D.

The Family Bed, Tine Thevenin

Articles on Sleep Issues
 

Breastfeeding:

The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers, Jack Newman, Teresa Pitman

The Breastfeeding Answer Book, Nancy Mohrbacher, Julie Stock, and LA Leche League International

The Nursing Mother’s Companion, Kathleen Huggins

Medications and Mother’s Milk, Thomas W Hale, Ph.D.

Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding, Ina May Gaskin

Breastfeeding: A Parent’s Guide by Amy Spangler, R.N., M.N., I.B.C.L.C.

La Leche League International

Breastfeeding.com

KellyMom.com

 
Parenting:

The Art of Sensitive Parenting, Katharine Kersey

From Diapers to Dating (A Parent’s Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Children), Debra W. Haffner, M.P.H.

The Year Round Parent, Dr. Mary Manz Simon

Welcoming Spirit Home (Ancient African Teachings to Celebrate Children and Community), Sobonfu E. Some

The International Family (Simple Rituals to Strengthen Family Ties), William Doherty, Ph.D.

Blessings of a Skinned Knee (Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self Reliant Children), Wendy Mogel, Ph.D

Becoming the Parent You Want to Be, Laura Davis and Janis Keyser

Making a Home for Faith (Nurturing the Spiritual Life of Your Child), Elizabeth Caldwell

The Art of Sensitive Parenting, Katharine Kersey

From Diapers to Dating (A Parent’s Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Children), Debra W. Haffner, M.P.H.

The Year Round Parent, Dr. Mary Manz Simon

Welcoming Spirit Home (Ancient African Teachings to Celebrate Children and Community), Sobonfu E. Some

The International Family (Simple Rituals to Strengthen Family Ties), William Doherty, Ph.D.

Blessings of a Skinned Knee (Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self Reliant Children), Wendy Mogel, Ph.D

Becoming the Parent You Want to Be, Laura Davis and Janis Keyser

Making a Home for Faith (Nurturing the Spiritual Life of Your Child), Elizabeth Caldwell

Dr. Sears

Preparing the Parents

Baby Sign Language Basics

Happy Healthy Hip Parenting

Amma Parenting

All Things Diapers 763-439-1973

 

Professional Sites:

American Academy of Pediatrics

Centers for Disease Control


Car Seat Safety:

Seat Belt Safe USA

Seat Check

 
Mental Health (Perinatal and Postpartum) Awareness:

Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Minnesota 651-221-9709

Dr. Suzanne Swanson – licensed psychologist 651-221-9709

Krista Post - The Postpartum Counseling Center 612-296-3800

HCMC Mother-Baby Program, 612-873-MAMA (6262)

Magnificent Mind at Any Age: Treat Anxiety, Depression, Memory Problems, ADD, and Insomnia by Daniel G. Amen, M.D.


Pregnancy/Infancy Loss:

Empty Arms, Sherokee Iles

Miscarriage:  A Shattered Dream, Sherokee Iles

The Anguish of Loss, Julie Fritsch with Sherokee.es

Mourning Sickness: Stories and Poems about Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss, Missy Martin and Jesse Loren

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby, Deborah L. Davis, Ph.D

Miscarriage: Women Sharing from the Heart, Marie Allen, Ph.D. and Shelly Marks, MS


Videos:

The Happiest Baby on the Block, Harvey Karp, M.D.

The Happiest Toddler on the Block, Harvey Karp, M.D.

Baby and Mom YOGA (prenatal yoga)

ABC’s of Newborn Baby Care, Dr. Fredrick N Friedman

Bringing Baby Home – The Ultimate Baby Care DVD, The Liandrea Company

Dunstan Baby Language (Learn the Universal Language of Newborn Babies), Priscilla Dunstan

The First Hour of Life, Marshall Klaus

 
Family Entertainment: (Twin Cities Metro Area)

Kidcreate Studio (Art Classes in Eden Prairie, Woodbury)

Minnesota’s Children’s Museum  651-225-6000

Edinborough Park (indoor park) 952-833-9540

Good Times Park (Indoor Family Playground) 651-454-5736

Playworks (Family Play Area and Hourly Child Care) 952-496-6124

Weekly Storytimes in Public Libraries

Toddler Tuesdays, Mall Of America

Sovereign Grounds - Family Coffee Shop

The Minnesota Zoo

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory 651-487-2121
www.comotown.com

Water Park/Splash Pads

Cascade Bay Water Park (Eagan) 651-675-5577
www.cascadebay.com

Tropics Indoor Waterpark, 651-490-4700
www.shoreviewcommunitycenter.com/waterpark

Lake Hiawatha Park Wading Pool, 612-370-4930

Nicollet Commons Park, 952-895-4500

Oak Hill Splash Pad 952-924-2500

Family-Friendly Campgrounds

Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Campground, 651-262-5050

Wild River State Park, 651-583-2125

Ham Lake Campground, 763-434-5337

Baker Park Campground, 763-694-7662

Kamp Dels, 507-362-8616

Fish Lake Acres Campground, 952-492-3393


Additional Family Resources:

Social Media
Screen-Smart Parenting: How to Find Balance and Benefit in Your
child's Use of Social Media, Apps and Digital Devices, Jodi Gold, M.D.

 



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