Resources for New LA Parents

The best parents are those who access to the information and services they need to help their children thrive. Whether you are a brand new parent or welcoming siblings to your family, the following resources may be helpful.

The Penny Simkin Channel

Childbirth education and doula pioneer Penny Simkin offers short segments on birth-related topics ranging from global maternity care trends to helping a grandmother prepare to attend the birth of her grandchild, to the value of rhythm as an indicator of coping with labor pain, to tips for expectant parents for communicating with staff about a care plan, to basic care decisions that lead to the most appropriate care options for each person. For more videos click here: The Penny Simkin Channel

Books on Childbirth We Highly Recommend

DVDs on Childbirth We Highly Recommend

Interactive Birth Plan Tools

Count Your Baby's Kicks Starting in 3rd Trimester

Counting kicks is easy to do.  It's important too! It’s a great way to bond with your baby. Most importantly, it could save your baby’s life. When you start your 3rd trimester, it’s time to start counting. To learn more and access a kick counter, go to Count the

Breast Pump Rental/Sales/Consultation

Childbirth Classes & Workshops

Postpartum Depression & New Parent Support

  • Postpartum Support International:
  • Postpartum Support CA Los Angeles Contacts: Gabrielle Kaufman, MA, BC-DMT (310) 289-2202; Stephanie Morales, LMFT (310) 567-0160

Eco-Friendly/Green Baby Nursery Consultation

  • E. Leigh Designs:

Local Parenting Publications

Articles and books