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Favorite Resources

Benefits of a doula:

  • Evidence on: Doulas by Rebecca Dekker


  1. Coronavirus COVID-19 | Evidence Based Birth® Resource Page  - 

  2. Wyoming Medical Center's current policies during Covid-19 (Labor and Delivery floor)

  3. National Perinatal Association - medical information and recommendations for pregnancy and birth:

    • breastmilk ​

    • transference of disease

    • webinars

    • programs & assistance

  4. COVID-19 & Doulas – DONA International Recommendations: 

    • Recommend doulas to be present during birth,  to be viewed as medically necessary personnel 

  5. Birth monopoly - shares current hospital policies in whom/what is allowed in the delivery rooms:

  6. Waterbirth - facts and recommendations for using waterbirth during Covid-19 

  7. FAQ regarding pregnancy and Covid-19

  8. Resources for pregnancy if you are exposed or tested positive for Covid-19

Local support for women:

  • True Care Women's Resource Center  (free resources for pregnant women)

    • Pregnancy test, limited ultrasound, STD testing and treatment, abortion recovery, and options/resources consultation

    • Long-term "Mommy and Me" program, walks alongside women in their options to parent or choose adoption 

    • (307)215-9684

    • 1746 S. Poplar St. Casper, WY 82601

    • - now offering special circumstances to serve pregnant women by taking extra precautions during the Covid-19 pandemic

  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

  • Child Development Center ​of Natrona County

    • Offers developmental screenings,  assessing things ​such as hearing/vision, thinking/reasoning, communication/motor skills

    • Early intervention and therapy services

    • (307) 235-5097

    • 2020 E. 12th St., Casper, WY 82601


  • Resources Wyoming-wide: dial 2-1-1 

Labor and Birth Resources

  1. Waterbirth International -

  2. In His Hands ​Birth Supply - purchasing birth pool 

Postpartum Care:

  1. Diastasis Recti check and exercises when the abs separate during pregnancy)

    1. check:

    2. ​exercises:

  2. Pelvic floor exercises (can also be used during pregnancy):

Stillbirth, miscarriage and neonatal loss:

  1. The TEARS Foundation - services on funeral planning, support services and local support groups:

  2. The Compassionate Friends

  3. ​Molly Bears - weighted teddy bears to cuddle and remember your baby (orders open the 30th of each month)

  4. Nancy Guthrie resources: 

    • - Retreat for families suffering loss of a child

    • Next retreat July 17-19, 2020 in Nashville, TN

    • - Questions and answers regarding grief and faith

    • Books and devotionals on grief and faith:

      1. “Holding onto Hope”

      2. “The One Year Book of HOPE”

      3. “Hearing Jesus Speak Into Your Sorrow”

      4. “When Your Family’s Lost a Loved One”

  5. ​​The Healing Place - biblical counseling at affordable rates

  6. ​Melissa Jenkins, Ph.D. at Parkridge Behavioral Health - counselor who takes Medicaid

  7. ​PATTCh (Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth)  - resources on traumatic childbirth, PTSD regarding birth, and postpartum depression/anxiety

  8. ​Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death (M.E.N.D.)

  9. ​Still Standing - web base of articles on enduring child loss: 

  10. ​Faces of Loss - stories and pictures of parents who’ve lost babies: 

  11. ​Miscarriage specific: 

  12. Stillbirth specific: 

  13. NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders) 

  14. Web-based Healing - articles, blogs, forums, and other online activity for grieving

  15. ​Pregnancy After Loss Support (PALS) 

  16. Books:

    1. “I'll Hold You In Heaven: Healing and Hope for the Parent Who Has Lost a Child Through Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Abortion Or Early Infant Death” by Jack Hayford

    2. “Anchored: A Bible Study for Miscarriage, Stillbirth, & Infant Loss” by Erin Cushman

    3. “A Grief Observed” by C.S. Lewis

    4. “When Bad Things Happen to Good People” by Harold S. Kushner

    5. “Hope is Like the Sun: Finding Hope and Healing After Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Death by Lisa Church” and Ann H. Prescott 

    6. “Birth Crisis” by Sheila Kitzinger 

    7. “Trying Again: A Guide to Pregnancy after Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss” by Ann Douglas and John Sussman

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