Resources


MIDWIVES

MY MIDWIFE.ORG

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF NURSE-MIDWIVES
www.acnm.org

MIDWIVES ALLIANCE OF NORTH AMERICA (MANA)
mana.org

CITIZENS FOR MIDWIFERY
cfmidwifery.org

MY BIRTH TEAM
www.mybirthteam.com

MOTHERS NATURALLY
mothersnaturally.org

BIRTH PARTNERS
birthpartners.com

CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF MIDWIVES
canadianmidwives.org

CAPPA CANADA
cappacanada.ca

BETTER BIRTH AMERICA
www.betterbirthamerica.com

Midwifery Today
www.midwiferytoday.com

Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery
Website: www.formidwifery.org

Baby Ohm
www.BabyOhm.com

DOULAS

ASSOCIATION OF LABOR ASSISTANTS & CHILDBIRTH EDUCATORS
(ALACE): 888.222.5223 www.alace.org

DOULAS OF NORTH AMERICA
888.788.DONA (3662) www.dona.org

CHILDBIRTH AND POSTPARTUM PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION
www.cappa.net

www.doulanetwork.com


CONSUMER ADVOCACY & BIRTH RESOURCES

Childbirth Connection: 212.777.5000 - www.childbirthconnection.org

Choices In Childbirth: 212.983.4122 - www.choicesinchildbirth.org

Citizens for Midwifery: 888.CFM.4880 - www.cfmidwifery.org

My Birth Team - www.mybirthteam.com

Birth Works: 888.TO.BIRTH - www.birthworks.org

Birth Arts International www.birtharts.org

Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) (888)282-CIMS
- www.motherfriendly.org

American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) - www.birthcenters.org

Perinatal Education Associates - www.birthsource.com

Birth Policy: The Big Push for Midwives - www.birthpolicy.org

Better Birth America - www.betterbirthamerica.com

BirthNetwork National www.birthnetwork.org
(888) 452-4784

The Boston WomenÅfs Health Book Collective www.ourbodiesourselves.org
(617) 451-3666

The Birthing Project www.birthingprojectusa.com
(888) 657-9790

Childbirth.org www.childbirth.org

Givingbirthnaturally.com
www.givingbirthnaturally.com

International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC)
Phone: 503. 4609324
Website: www.blackmidwives.org

National Advocates for Pregnant Women
Phone: 212. 255. 9252
Website: www.AdvocatesForPregnantWomen.org

National Women's Health Information Center
Phone: 800. 994. 9662 888. 220. 5446 TDD
Website: www.4Woman.gov

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
Phone: 212. 422. 2553
Website: www.Latinainstitute.org

SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive
Health Collective
Phone: 404. 756. 2680
Website: www.SisterSong.net


CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION

Birthing from Within: 505.254.4884/ Phone: 805. 964. 6611
- www.birthingfromwithin.com

The Bradley Method: 800.4.A.BIRTH - www.bradleybirth.com

Lamaze International: 800.368.4404 - www.lamaze.org

HypnoBirthing: 603.798.3286 - www.hypnobirthing.com

HypnoBabies: 714.952.2229 - www.hypnobabies.com

www.sheilakitzinger.com - Author and birth expert Sheila Kitzinger

Henci Goer www.hencigoer.com


BABY FRIENDLY HOSPITALS

Unicef overview of the program
http://www.unicef.org/programme/breastfeeding/baby.htm

US Baby Friendly Hospitals
http://www.babyfriendlyusa.org/eng/03.html


CESAREANS

International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) - www.ican-online.org
Website: www.ICAN-Online.org

VBAC.com
Phone: 310. 375. 3141
Website: www.vbac.com

Childbirth Connection Phone: 212. 777. 5000
Website: www.ChildbirthConnection.org


BOOKS

Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

Born in the USA by Marsden Wagner, MD, MS

Birth as an American Rite of Passage by Robbie Davis Floyd, PhD

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering by Sarah J. Buckley, MD

Pushed: The Painful Truth about Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care by Jennifer Block

Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born by Tina Cassidy

Cesarean Voices published by ICAN

Birth Reborn by Michel Odent, MD

The Cesarean by Michel Odent, MD

Creating Your Birth Plan by Marsden Wagner, MD & Stephanie Gunning

Birthing from Within by Pam England, CNM & Rob Horowitz, PhD

Immaculate Deception II: Myth, Magic and Birth by Suzanne Arms

The Thinking WomanÅfs Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer & Rhonda Wheeler

Obstetric Myths vs. Research Realities by Henci Goer

Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Harper & Suzanne Arms
Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth
The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth,by Sheila Kitzinger
(Knopf,2003).

A Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth,by Murray Enkin,et al.
(Oxford University Press,2000).

The Official Lamaze Guide: Giving Birth with Confidence, Judith Lothian and Charlotte De Vries (Meadowbrook,2005).

Simple Guide to Having a Baby, by Janet Whalley, Penny Simkin, Ann Keppler

Your Amazing Newborn by Marshall Klaus and Phyllis Klaus

The Big Book of Birth by Erica Lyon

Lying-In: A History of Childbirth in America, Expanded Edition by Richard W. Wertz and Dorothy C. Wertz

Painless Childbirth: An Empowering Journey Through Pregnancy and Childbirth by Giuditta Tornetta (Meadowbrook,2005).

Childbirth without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth by Grantly Dick-Read and Michel Odent

MAGAZINES

Mothering Magazine http://www.mothering.com

Brain Child

Midwifery Today

Cookie

Mindful Mama Magazine

VIDEOS

Birth into Being

Born in the USA

Birth Day

Gentle Birth Choices

It's My Body, My Baby, My Birth

Orgasmic Birth


BREASTFEEDING
Breastfeeding Cafe
Phone: 607. 272. 5436
Website: www.BreastfeedingCafe.com

Dr Jack Newman Online Breastfeeding
Resource Center
Website: www.DrJackNewman.com

Human Milk Banking Association of North America
Phone: 919. 861. 4530
Website: www.HMBANA.org

Kellymom Breastfeeding and Parenting
Phone: 727. 823. 1000
Website: www.KellyMom.com

La Leche League
Phone: 800. LA. LECHE
(to be referred to someone for free breastfeeding advice)
Website: www.LaLecheLeague.org
(website lists free local meetings and resources)

National Women's Health Information Center
Phone: 800. 994. 9662
Website: www.4Woman.gov

Promotion of Mother's Milk, Inc.
Website: www.ProMom.org

World Health Organization Recommendations
Website: www.WHO.int/child-adolescent-health/nutrition/infant_exclusive.htm

LOW-INCOME & TEEN PARENT RESOURCES

National Advocates for Pregnant Women
Phone: 212. 255. 9252
Website: www.AdvocatesForPregnantWomen.org

Planned Parenthood
Phone: 800. 230. PLAN ( 7526)
Website: www.PlannedParenthood.org

What to Expect Foundation
Phone: 212. 712. 9764
Website: www.WhatToExpect.org

Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
Phone: 800. WI C. WI NS (refers to local agency)
Website: www.NorthWIC.org

INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE
Safe Horizon
For victims of crime and abuse
Phone: 800. 621. HOPE ( 4673)
Website: www.SafeHorizon.org

Domestic Violence Hotline:
Phone: 800. 621. HOPE

Crime Victims Hotline:
Phone: 866. 689. HELP

Rape, Sexual Assault & Incest Hotline
Phone: 212. 227. 3000

Battered Mothers Resource Fund, Inc.
Phone: 866. 592. 7870
Website: www.batteredmothers.org

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Phone: 800. 799. SAFE
Website: www.ncadv.org

LAMBDA-GLBT Community Services
Phone: 206. 600. 4297
Website: www.lambda.org

LESBIAN & GAY PARENTING
Children of Lesbian and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE)
Phone: 415. 861. 5437
Website: www.colage.com

Gay Parent Magazine
Phone: 718. 380. 1780
Website: www.gayparentmag.com

National Center for Lesbian Rights
Phone: 415. 392. 6257
Website: www.nclrights.org

Family Equality Council
Phone: 617. 502. 8700
Website: www.familyequality.org

RESEARCH
Association for Improvements in the Maternity
Services (AIMS)
Website: www.AIMS.org.uk

Alliance for the Improvement of Maternity
Services (AIMSUSA)
Phone: 212. 759. 5510
Website: www.AIMSUSA.org/howsafe.htm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Phone: 800. CDC. I NFO ( 800. 232. 4636)
TTY 888. 232. 6348
Website: www.CDC.gov

Childbirth Connection
Phone: 212. 777. 5000
Website: www.ChildbirthConnection.org

The Cochrane Collaboration
Website: www.Cochrane.org
National Library of MedicineÅfs PubMed Database
Website: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcg?db=pubmed

WATERBIRTH
Birthworks
Phone: 888. TO. BIRTH
Website: www.Birthworks.org

Waterbirth International
Website: www.Waterbirth.org

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
American Association of Drugless Practitioners
903-843-6401
www.aadp.net

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
206-298-0126
Referral number: 206-298-0125
www.naturopathic.org

American Herbalists Guild
770-751-6021
www.americanherbalistsguild.com

American Holistic Health Association
714-779-6152
www.ahha.org

American Holistic Medical Association
703-556-9245
www.holisticmedicine.org

American Naturopathic Medical Association
702-897-7053
http://anma.net

Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals
303-674-0859
www.abmp.com

Holistic Pediatric Association
707-237-5312
http://www.hpakids.org

International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
610-565-2360
www.icpa4kids.com

National Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance
253-851-6896
www.acuall.org

The National Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine
888-246-NIAM
www.niam.com

North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH)
206-720-7000
www.homeopathy.org

The Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM)
888-644-6226
altmed.od.nih.gov


POST PARTUM DEPRESSION
www.depressionafterdelivery.com
Information Request Line 1-800-944-4773

Postpartum Support International
www.postpartum.net

The Smiling Mask Team
www.thesmilingmask.com

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