Labor and Birth Resources
Birth Without Fear -Birth Stories
Bring Birth Home – Home birth stories
HypnoBabies – A great relaxation training program which is absolutely not voodoo as it sounds.
I used the Hypnobabies home study program to prepare for my second homebirth, and I was very impressed by the difference it made in the way I was able to handle labor! Check eBay and Craigslist to find a used program, or ask me about borrowing mine! It isn’t always available because it’s in high demand 🙂
There is also a local Hypnobabies class available now, which wasn’t available when I was pregnant. It is taught by Sarah Durham-Coffin at Tulsa Family Doulas.
Benefits of Co-Sleeping – I am a strong supporter of co-sleeping. I wouldn’t have survived the newborn stage without it. Dr. Sears has a great article on it, you should check it out!
Circumcision – If you are sure that you want to circumcise your baby, I can give you contact info for Tulsa area doctors who will perform the procedure on homebirth babies. But I do encourage you to research circumcision first, and figure out why you want your baby circumcised.
Babywearing International– Good resource on the different kinds of carriers and wraps. Feel free to ask me, also, I’ve pretty much tried them all 🙂
Babyled Weaning The current recommendation is to wait until 6 months to begin feeding your baby solids. I did Babyled Weaning with both of my children, which involves no purees and rice cereal, but instead introduces nutritious, whole foods from the start.
Kelly Mom – This was my favorite source for breastfeeding help when I was a young mom. There really isn’t anything Kelly Mom doesn’t cover! If you are wondering whether you’re making enough milk, whether your baby is going through a nursing strike, or anything else, look here first!
La Leche League – Lots of great articles and helpful information here as well.
Ask Dr. Sears – Also lots of great articles on breastfeeding and many, many other pregnancy and parenting topics.
Adventures in Breastfeeding– Helpful for first-time moms
Tulsa Area Birth and Newborn Photographers
DS Photos and Films – My sister, so I may be a bit biased, but I think she’s the best photographer in town! 🙂 She specializes in lifestyle photography capturing births, maternity, family, and newborn photography..
The Photo Doula – A doula and birth photographer in one! Also offers lifestyle sessions, newborn sessions, and maternity.
At First Sight Photography – Maternity, Birth, Newborn, and Fresh 48
Erica Lee Photography – Maternity, Family, Newborn, and Birth photography packages available
We can refer you for diagnostic ultrasounds at:
Ultrasound Unlimited $100-150
Most parents really enjoy their experience with Barbara as well, because she explains everything she is looking at and provides a very homey environment. However, Ultrasound Unlimited is located in Edmond, Oklahoma (about 1 hour from Tulsa), and they will not bill insurance.
Servant Medical Imaging $185-250
Servant Medical bills insurance directly, meaning that most insurance providers cover their services. They have 5 locations in Oklahoma which provide diagnostic ultrasound imaging: Broken Arrow, Owasso, Stillwater, Norman, and Yukon.
It can be very helpful to connect with other parents and expectant parents going through similar things. Here are a few parenting groups directed at the Tulsa or Oklahoma area, as well as a few national groups. All are closed groups, so you must request to join.
Tulsa Homebirth Mamas – A group of Tulsa and surrounding area homebirth moms, midwives, and doulas. It’s a great place to ask any questions you may have!
Babywearing Around Tulsa – Babywearing support for the Tulsa area. Free bi-monthly meetings include Babywearing 101 and many, many different styles of carriers and wraps to look at and try on. There is also a Lending Library which costs $20 per year to borrow one carrier per month to take home and try.
A buy/sell/trade album is also available.
La Leche League of Tulsa Breastfeeding Support– The Facebook group for Tulsa’s La Leche League. Several meetings in different areas of Tulsa are lead by lactation counselors, and it’s a great idea to attend at least one meeting before your baby is born to make that connection ahead of time.
Milky Mamas Breastfeeding Support – A group which includes many local moms. It’s a good place to post any questions you have.
The Babywearing Swap – A huge group dedicated to buying, selling, and trading baby carriers, wraps, and accessories. I always recommend buying wraps and ring slings used. They have great resale value, and they will be more comfortable if they’ve been broken in.
Oklahoma Tongue Tie Support Group– If you are unfortunate enough to have to deal with a tongue or lip tie in your baby, this is a great group to ask questions and learn from other parents.
Tulsa Area Cloth Diaper Stores
Bottoms and Beyond Boutique
400 E Broadway St, Sand Springs, Oklahoma 74063
10:00 am-3:00 pm
11:00 am-2:45 pm,
3:45 pm-5:00 pm
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Open Mondays and Fridays in Broken Arrow
Over the Moon Cloth Diaper Service
Fat Bottom Babies – Local WAHM diapers