Labor Support Websites

A Gentler Birth

Bethany Tilzey, Homebirth/ Birth Center Midwife's Assistant and Certified Labor Support Doula. Service in Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, and beyond in the Puget Sound area of Washington
Alliance for Improvement of Maternity Services, AIMS

The goal of the ALLIANCE is to bring about a reduction of birth injury and trauma in newborns and their mothers through the sharing of scientific information and public information.
American Academy of Husband Coached Childbirth (AAHCC - Bradley Method)

The Husband-Coached Natural Childbirth. The Bradley Method® series is designed for small classes with lots of individual attention.
American College of Nurse Midwives  ACNM

With roots dating to 1929, the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is the oldest women's health care organization in the U.S. ACNM is the professional association that represents Certified Nurse-Midwives and Certified Midwives in the United States.
ASPO/LAMAZE

Lamaze is a nonprofit organization that promotes a natural, healthy and safe approach to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting. Knowing that pregnancy and childbirth can be demanding on a woman’s body and mind, Lamaze serves as a resource for information about what to expect and what choices are available during the childbearing years.
Association of Labor Assistance & Childbirth Educators (ALACE)

The International Birth and Wellness Project is a health and social service entity designed to educate and support women and families towards a healthier pregnancy, birth, post-partum and parenting experience.
Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP)

AMCHP supports state maternal and child health programs and provides national leadership on issues affecting women and children.
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses  (AWHONN )

The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization that promotes the health of women and newborns.
Birth Arts International Doula Training

At Birth Arts International we train dynamic wise women doulas, postpartum doulas, childbirth educators, midwive's assistants and breastfeeding educators, in our flexible education programs.
Birth Providers Directory

Homebirth Midwives in Southern California: Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, Ventura County, Santa Barbara County and San Diego County
Birth Psychology

You have found the path to the treasures of BIRTH PSYCHOLOGY where you can explore the scope of this field in authoritative articles, columns on popular topics, book and movie reviews, visit our specialty bookstore, and order great books and videos.
Birth Resource Network

San Diego Birth Network is a group of dedicated professionals that support mothers, babies, and families during the prenatal, birth and postpartum period. Pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period are milestone events in the continuum of life.
Birth Stories Diary

This site was started as a way to provide real, unedited information about pregnancy and birth to pregnant mothers and couples. The true heart of the site lies in the stories told in pictures in the Birth Stories section.
Birth Works Inc.

Since 1988, we have focused on our mission to offer high quality and comprehensive training programs for childbirth educators and doula certification.
Childbirth And Postpartum Professional Association

Find childbirth professionals near you.
Childbirth Graphics

At Childbirth Graphics, we, like you, understand the importance of the proper care for both mother and baby. Our products are carefully developed by experts
Childbirth Website as a Resource of Information

Pregnancy is a very special time in a person's life. Educating yourselves to be good consumers, knowing your options, and how to provide yourselves with the best possible care are essential to a healthy pregnancy.
CIMS, Mother Friendly Initiative

The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) is a coalition of individuals and national organizations with concern for the care and well-being of mothers, babies, and families. Our mission is to promote a wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce costs.
Cutting Edge Press (Labor Support Tools)

Since 1994, we've grown tremendously and have added books written by other authors as well as maternity care products for use by nurses, doulas, midwives, childbirth educators and expectant parents.
Depression After Delivery DAD

A resource center for information about depression after delivery.
Do I need A Doula? FAQ

I am a doula, so obviously I believe that most people need a doula, or someone who performs the functions that I do, on their team. That is my statement of bias.
DONA - Doulas of North America

Resource list of topics surrounding birth
Doula.Com

When you decide to include a doula on your birth team, you improve your chances of having a healthier and more empowering birth.
Find a Midwife or Doula - Birthpartners.com

Find natural childbirth options in your area
Gentle Beginnings

As our name says, you and your baby will be treated with the most gentle, personal care available anywhere! As a matter of fact, our staff midwives have a combined experience of 60 years in the field of midwifery, further assuring you of the most safe, memorable, nurturing journey through your pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience.
Global Health Council

The Global Health Council is the world's largest membership alliance dedicated to saving lives by improving health throughout the world. The Council works to ensure that all who strive for improvement and equity in global health have the information and resources they need to succeed.
Herb Lore: Pam Caldwell

Welcome to the #1 source for information and organic herbal products for fertility, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, lactation & baby and mom's health!
Improving Childbirth (Chinese Chart)

An ancient Chinese secret: This chart can be used to predict the sex of your unborn child. It has been said to be 99% accurate.
Innovative Childbirth Services

Innovative Childbirth Services is dedicated to providing professional labor support, childbirth education, breastfeeding education and postpartum support to birthing mothers.
International Cesarean Awareness Network  ICAN

A resource center for cesarean awareness.
International Childbirth Education Association

The International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) is a professional organization that supports educators and health care professionals who believe in freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of alternatives in family-centered maternity and newborn care.
International Lactation Consultants Association    ILCA

Our vision is a worldwide network of lactation professionals. Our mission is to advance the profession of lactation consulting worldwide through leadership, advocacy, professional development, and research.
International Twins Association

It is a non-profit, family-oriented organization to promote the spiritual, intellectual, and social welfare of twins and multiples throughout the world.
Internet resources for CBEs and Doulas

Research, resources and forums regarding a plethora of childbirth related topics
Kangaroo Mother Care

We aim to give firm scientific facts for medical and nursing professionals, and at the same time to convey these to all parents, to ensure babies get the best care.
La Leche League International (Breastfeeding support)

Here you will find answers to your breastfeeding and parenting questions, drawn from the various resources on our site, conveniently grouped by topic.
Lila Wellness Center, NYC Labor Support/Post Partum Care

Lila is a unique yoga, Dharma, and healing arts center dedicated to the cultivation and celebration of the cycle of life.
Long Island Doula Association

The Long Island Doula Association was founded as a result of doulas searching for additional education and professional growth.
March of Dimes

We help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.
Maternity Center Association

Welcome to ChildbirthConnection.org, your source for trustworthy up-to-date evidence-based information and resources on planning for pregnancy, labor and birth, and the postpartum period.
Midwifery Today Magazine

Magazine, articles and more for maternity care providers.
Midwives Alliance of North America   MANA

MANA's goal is to unify and strengthen the profession of midwifery, thereby improving the quality of health care for women, babies, and communities. MANA also welcomes student and midwifery advocate members as another valuable part of the organization.
Mother Nurture

At Mother Nurture, our mission is to enrich family life with products and services that support bonding and nurturing relationships with respect for Mother Earth.
Mothering Magazine

A magazine and source for pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, parenting, health, education, recipes and green living.
National Association of Parents & Professionals for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth NAPPSAC

Safe Alternatives in Childbirth: Based on the First American NAPSAC Conference, May 15, 1976, Arlington, Virginia
National Healthy Start, Inc

Infant mortality refers to the death of a baby before it reaches its first birthday. Though infant mortality continues to decline in the United States, the U.S. still ranks 23rd among industrialized nations in the world in infant mortality.
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS)

The National Organization of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is dedicated to eliminating birth defects caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy and to improving the quality of life for those affected individuals and families.
Natural Beginnings - Professional Childbirth Support

Northern Virginia Midwives - Providing services: Homebirth, Waterbirth, Consulting, Well Woman Care, Natural Fertility Planning
Niara Healing Arts

At its inception, our philosophy was to provide both emerging and experienced professionals and growing families with sound, enjoyable education in preparation for labor, birth and parenting.
Nyack Birth Services

Breastfeeding Arts & Nyack Birth Services are here to meet all your needs as an expectant or new mother. From pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and into new motherhood we will be there to help.
Optimal Foetal Positioning Website, Home Birth, Reference Site

'Optimal Foetal Positioning' (OFP) is a theory developed by a midwife, Jean Sutton, and Pauline Scott, an antenatal teacher, who found that the mother's position and movement could influence the way her baby lay in the womb in the final weeks of pregnancy.
Penny Simkin

Penny Simkin PT, is a physical therapist who has specialized in childbirth education and labor support since 1968. She estimates she has prepared over 10,000 women, couples and siblings for childbirth. She has assisted hundreds of women or couples through childbirth as a doula. She is the author of many books and articles on birth for parents and professionals.
ROBOZOS: Birthing Naturally

The rebozo is a traditional Mexican shawl that is long enough to wrap around a woman's body. The rebozo is a multifunction tool for labor, used to assist the mother into various positions and for relaxation.
School of Nursing: State University of NY at Stony Brook

We offer full- and part-time educational programs in preparation for professional nursing practice at the basic and advanced levels: A Bachelor of Science, a Master of Science, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice.
Seventh Moon ~ Perinatal Support Services

Prenatal Support Services: Pregnancy and Birth programs, parenting programs, breastfeeding consultation, counseling, and doula training.
Spinning Babies with Gail Tully

Spinning Babies is more than Optimal Fetal Positioning. OFP is a break-through concept in childbirth. Spinning Babies adds the concepts of Balancing the mother's body.
The BUSINESS Of Birthing, teach Birth Professionals How to Boost Their Business

For Doulas who want more clients: Learn simple, step-by-step techniques to boost referrals, increase income and attract more clients!
The Doula Directory

Find Doulas in your area. 5,292 Doulas listed! Click a map pin to contact your nearest consultant.
The Farm

For over 25 years, The Farm Midwifery Center has provided a very special service for mothers, babies and their families. Women are treated with love and respect, empowering them to fulfill their desire for natural childbirth in a sane and safe home setting.
The Metropolitan Doula Group

The Metropolitan Doula Group was founded on January 10, 1999 in response to a need that aspiring doulas expressed to further their education and commitment to birth after attending labor assistant training workshops.
The Pink Kit Method For Birthing Better

Birthing Better with The Pink Kit Method® is ... * A skills-based approach to pregnancy and childbirth preparation * Used in absolutely ALL types of births since 1970s * You are not just having a natural or medical birth ... you are always having a baby * Pregnancy skills to prepare your pregnant body to have a baby * Childbirth skills to work with your baby's efforts to be born"
The Pocket Midwife

Stay grounded, open and brave with The Pocket Midwife, a book of affirmations developed especially for expectant mothers by Susan Fekety, a Certified Nurse Midwife with more than 20 years of experience.
The Upper Breast Side, NYC

The Upper Breast Side has, for the last ten years, has been known as much of its knowledgeable crew, as for its extensive selection of products for nursing moms.
VBAC.com (VBAC Information)

A woman-centered, evidence-based resource about vaginal birth after cesarean
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