Queer and transgender clients have specific needs when it comes to pregnancy care, birthing, and nursing or feeding their babies. These resources, blogs, articles and groups are a starting point in knowledge sharing, community building and client support – it will be updated periodically.
BC Council for Families, has LGBTQ parenting tip sheets and queer family resources
A listing of self identified care providers who want to provide care to trans folks http://www.transbirth.com/
A group of North American midwives working on inclusivity
"A Womb of Their Own" by, Cyn Lubow
"Transgender Parents" by, Remy Huberdeau
The Protocols for Induced Lactation: A Guide for Maximizing Breastmilk Production
Trevor Macdonald’s blog: breastfeeding and parenting from a transgender perspective
Trans Women and Breastfeeding: A Personal Interview
The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Healthcare, by Zena Sharman https://arsenalpulp.com/Books/T/The-Remedy
Decolonizing P@renting, A Zine by & for Queer Parents of Color, by Se’mana Thompson https://issuu.com/queerindigenousgirl/docs/decolonizing_parenting
And Baby Makes More: Known Donors, Queer Parents, and Our Unexpected Families, by Susan Goldberg and Chloe Brushwood https://www.susanlgoldberg.com/book/
Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines, by Gumbs, Martens, and Williams https://btlbooks.com/book/revolutionary-mothering
Gays with Kids
Where’s the Mother?: Stories from a Transgender Dad, by Trevor Macdonald
Queer and Trans Pregnancy and Parenting Group
Birthing and Breast or Chestfeeding Trans People and Allies
Transmasculine individuals’ experiences with lactation, chestfeeding, and gender identity: a qualitative study
The Association of Ontario Midwives. Tip sheet – providing care to trans men and all “transmasculine spectrum”. Available here.
Ellis S, Wojnar D, Pettinato M. Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth Experiences of Male and Gender Variant Gestational Parents: It’s How We Could Have a Family. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health. Available here.
Obedin-Maliver J, Makadon H. Transgender Men and Pregnancy. Obstetric Medicine. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25415163
Wolfe-Roubatis E, Spatz D. Transgender Men and Lactation: What Nurses Need To Know. Available from: http://lgbtqpn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Transgender-Men-and-Lactation-What-Nurses-Need-to-Know.pdf