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.
Trans and Queer Pregnancy and Parenting Group (Strathcona Midwifery Collective, Vancouver)
BC Council for Families, has LGBTQ parenting tip sheets and queer family resources
Rainbow Families Meet Up
The LGBTQ Parenting Network - Toronto based queer parenting resources
Trans healthcare resource list by Serious Play Films: Resources for TGNC people curious about fertility and pregnancy, as well as resources for midwives, doulas, and other healthcare professionals
Trans Pregnancy Project: Articles, studies, and other resources for trans people and health practitioners.
Birth for Everybody: 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
The Other Box: Parenthood: for parents and future parents who identify as “Other” in any way
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