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Books, Tools & Helpful Links

Suggested Resources, Books & Tools for Childbirth and Family Education


Smartphone Apps

  • Full Term - Labor contraction timer
  • The Wonder Weeks - What to expect each week of baby’s first year
  • Skin Deep - Check while shopping to make sure baby’s skin care products are safe to use

Birth Preparation


Baby Care

Infant/Child Safety

New Mom Support

Books for Expectant and New Parents

  • Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: The Complete Guide - Simpkin, Whalley and Keppler
  • Brain Rules for Baby - John Medina
  • Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect and Communicate With Your Baby – Tracy Hogg
  • The Wonder Weeks: How to Stimulate Your Baby's Mental Development and Help Him Turn His 10 Predictable, Great, Fussy Phases into Magical Leaps Forward – Helly van de Rijt Ph.D , Fran X. Plooij Ph.D
  • Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child - Marc Weissbluth M.D.
  • The No Cry Sleep Solution - Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night – Elizabeth Pantley

*MultiCare does not endorse or review all content in these Apps, websites, Facebook pages and books. These resources are meant as a general guide to information available to expectant and new parents.