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Pregnancy and Birth

American Pregnancy Association - http://www.americanpregnancy.org/

ASAC - Association for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth in Alberta, Canada.

American Academy of Husband Coached Childbirth (AAHCC) The Bradley Method - Emphasis on Natural, Husband-Coached Childbirth. This site contains information on the Bradley Method of childbirth and locations of instructors throughout the US.

Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors  Members of the APND share a vision of universal "care". Care at the beginning of life begets care for all life. A natural birth allows powerful bonds to form with the newborn and mother - bonds, which inevitably expand outward to include the family, the community and ultimately, society.  Telephone: 416-246-8548, Address: 55 St. Clair Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Email: millielytle_nd@care2.com

Bay Area Birth Information (BABI) - BABI is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing compassionate, accessible and non-judgmental education, resources, support and community awareness events for families and birth professionals throughout Santa Clara County. Bay Area Birth Information seeks to reduce unnecessary birth interventions; increase and promote normal, spontaneous labor and vaginal delivery; improve breastfeeding success rates; minimize separations; promote healthy mother/baby/family attachment; and reduce the maternal/infant morbidity and mortality rates. Through compassionate, accessible, and non-judgmental education and resources, BABI promotes greater awareness of evidence-based care and the broad range of choice available to birthing women, as well as birth professionals. In this way, BABI will create a positive fiscal impact on our nation's health care system and, most importantly, restore dignity and joy to the birthing process. Located in Santa Clara County, California - Contact: Jeanne Batacan Telephone: 408-674-2224 or Email: mamajb@msn.com

B*E*S*T Doula Service - B*E*S*T Doula Service has supported hundreds of families throughout the greater Los Angeles area through pregnancy, childbirth and immediate postpartum since 1996. Los Angeles, California   Contact: Telephone: 877.436.8528   Email: tracy@bestdoulas.com

Birth Centers Online- U.S. website listing birth centers and providing basic midwifery and birth center information.

Birthing From Within - Training and resource organization. "Our website offers resources, articles, books and products for anyone interested in birth as a rite of passage." Also features a list of all our classes (Mentors) throughout the world.  "Birthing From Within offers Cesarean Healing and Information ("CHI") classes to prepare women to birth in a cesarean culture, and to help women recover physically, emotionally, and spiritually from cesarean birth."  "Birthing From Within offers a unique, holistic, and soulful certification program. Personal growth, individual attention, and honoring birth as a rite of passage are our focus. Change birth and change your life!"  "Birthing From Within offers articles, resources, workshops, books and products for birth professionals throughout North America and the UK.
Telephone: 505-254-4884 Address: PO Box 4528, Albuquerque, NM 87196
Email: virginia@birthingfromwithin.com

Birthing the Future - www.birthingthefuture.com - Suzanne Arms' Birthing the Future. "How we care for each other at the beginning of life determines whether we are peaceful or violent."

birthNETWORK - Organization promoting natural childbirth - non-profit, consumer-advocacy group promoting awareness of the benefits and availability of healthy, normal pregnancy and childbirth through information and support.
Michigan-based, with a few chapters in Ohio.
Naghma Husain - Technology Coordinator  contact: email: info@birthnetwork.org

Birth Psychology - Explore the many mental and emotional dimensions of pregnancy and birth in everything from scholarly articles to personal stories and late-breaking headlines.

Birth Source ~ Perinatal Education Associates, Inc.- Excellent information on pregnancy and birth for parents and professionals.

Bornfree! is the website of Laura Shanley, a very vocal advocate of unassisted childbirth. Her site includes UC stories from many women, and references to her current book on the subject.

Childbirth.Org - An extensive site on all aspects of birth. 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.

Childbirth Connection - Childbirth Connection is dedicated to helping women and health professionals make informed decisions (formerly the Maternity Center Association).

Center for the Childbearing Year - The mission of the Center for the Childbearing Year is to promote healthy families by fostering a community that educates, empowers, and supports pregnant women, their growing families, and professionals who work with them during the childbearing year. We provide a growing range of services to parents and childbirth professionals, including a resource center and lending library, childbirth and parenting classes, doula training and a continuing education series.  We also run the Doulas Care program, which provides volunteer doulas to low-income women throughout south eastern Michigan. Telephone: (734)663-1523 Address: 722 Brooks Street, Ann Arbor MI 48103 Email:  patty@center4cby.com

Homestead Natural Birth - a good resource site for childbirth and natural parenting ~ with articles and information, plus links to more! Email: wellness@hometeadbirth.com

The Labor of Love

LA Pregnancy: Fun and informative pregnancy web resource

Midwifery Today - Created by the publishers of the Midwifery Today magazine, this site contains extensive information from past issues, as well as details about coming conferences. It does, of course, provide information about the magazine, as well as their other newsletters and publications.

Nurturing Hearts Birth Services - Offering many excellent services to people in Arizona, from midwives to doulas and much more.

Online Birth Center - Large collection of resources on midwifery, pregnancy, fertility, nutrition, birth, breastfeeding, mailing lists, herbs, alternative health, medical information, waterbirth, and more.

Ottawa Coalition for the Prevention of Low Birth Weight - The Ottawa Coalition for the Prevention of Low Birth Weight promotes healthy births by increasing awareness of the impact of low birth weight on babies, their families and communities, the factors that contribute to low birth weight and the steps that can be taken to reduce its incidence.

Parents Place Birth Plan - Online, printable form for creating a personalized birth plan.

Plus Size Pregnancy - A wonderful site including invaluable information on Gestational Diabetes, VBAC after 2 or more cesareans, and more.

Pregnancy/Childbirth at the Mining Company - A well produced site presenting the latest news in the world of pregnancy and childbirth, with links to important articles and features. It is also presents a week-by-week listing of pregnancy events, and an electronic newsletter.

Pregnancy Today

Stress and Pregnancy - New and exciting site provide guide, article, tips and free newsletter on pregnancy and stress for mothers. Visit us to getfree ebook and weekly newsletter.

Valley Birth Network - Doulas, Midwives, Childbirth Educators, Breastfeeding Educators, We provide information about local childbirth options. Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin   Email: valleybirthnetwork@new.rr.com

Visembryo - details the stages of fetal development, from one day post-fertilization to 40 weeks with some pictures and lots of text description. Also includes an extensive glossary of terms. This is an excellent resource and well worth the visit if you are growing a baby!

What To Expect  Waterfront Media in North Adams, MA
This is an informational website which includes information for pre & post pregnancy is a website based on the award winning "What To Expect When You're Expecting" series of books.  It is full of useful information, not only about conception, pregnancy, and post pregnancy but also information for expectant fathers and advice for parents of toddlers
Telephone: 4133466214 Address: 4 Marshall Street, North Adams, MA 01247
Contact: Winnie Hillard - Email: whillard@waterfrontmedia.com                             Submitted: 8/11/2009

Midwifery

Midwifery Bridging Project for Internationally-Educated Midwives - Multi-jurisdictional Midwifery Bridging Project  based in western and Northern Canada is a 7-month pilot project that helps prepare internationally-educated midwives to meet the requirements for registering and practicing as midwives in Canada.   Contact persona:  Jo Anne Walton - Communications Officer  Email: jawalton@midwiferybridging.ca

Midwifery Education Programs in Canada

Midwifery Education rogramme - Laurential University www.midwifery.laurentian.ca
Midwifery Education Programme Home Page - Mc Master University www-fhs.mcmaster.ca/midwifery
Midwifery Education Programme - Ryerson University - www.ryerson.ca/midwife
Midwifery Baccalaureat en pratique sage-femme a l' Université du Québec a Trois-Rivières  www.uqtr.uquebec.ca/sage-femme/accueil.html
Midwifery Programme - University of British Columbia www.midwifery.ubc.ca

University College of the North in The Pas, Manitoba - four-year baccalaureate midwifery program.  The program focuses on aboriginal midwifery and is the first in the world. The program is called Kanaci Otinawawasowin (sacred midwifery). The program started in September 2006 and has two campuses.  The major campus is located in The Pas and has three students enrolled.  The second campus which has six students enrolled is located in Norway House, Manitoba. Nicole McKinnon, LPN, Student midwife Email: stef15@mts.net

Regional Sites Across Canada

Canadian Midwifery Association- Listings of midwives, associations and action networks across Canada. http://www.canadianmidwives.org/

Alberta Association of Midwives (AAM) www.albertamidwives.com
Midwives Association of British Colombia (MABC) www.bcmidwives.com
College of Midwives of Manitoba www.midwives.mb.ca
Association of Midwives of Newfoundland and Labrador Midwives www.ucs.mun.ca/~pherbert
Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) www.aom.on.ca
Prince Edward Island Midwives Association - webpage under construction
Regroupement des sages-femmes du Quebec (RSFQ) www.rsfq.org or  http://www.canadiandoulas.com/quebec_m.htm

International Midwifery Sites

Midwives Online www.midwivesonline.com/

Australian College of Midwives http://www.acmi.org.au/

International Confederation of Midwives www.internationalmidwives.org

International Midwives Associations Database:  http://home.comcast.net/~webmidwife1/

Royal College of Midwives (UK) www.rcm.org.uk

The Russian Birth Project - An Intensive Midwifery Internship in St. Petersburg, Russia, specializing in direct-entry midwifery training.

United States Midwifery Sites

American College of Nurse-Midwives www.acnm.org

Midwives Alliance of North America www.mana.org - The Midwives' Alliance of North America is an organization of North American midwives and their advocates. - Their central mission is to promote midwifery as a quality health care option for North American families.  Direct-Entry Midwifery State-by-State Legal Status: http://www.mana.org/statechart.html

NARM - North American Registry of Midwives

Oregon Midwifery learn more about midwives in Oregon, schools, resources, conferences, state midwifery council and Oregon State Board of Direct Entry Midwifery.

Citizens for Midwifery (CfM) - Citizens for Midwifery is a national consumer-based group promoting the Midwives Model of Care.

Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery

Ina May Gaskin - a pioneer, a midwife, a teacher, an author, an advocate. http://www.inamay.com/biography.php Her biography.

The Farm - Located on 3 square miles in south central Tennessee, The Farm is home to approximately 200 persons today.
Founded in 1971 with a spiritual commitment to simple living and self-reliance, The Farm has pioneered a wide range of social and physical technologies appropriate to low-cost, high satisfaction community living. For over 35 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 holistic approach provided by The Farm Midwives addresses not only physical but also emotional, spiritual, sexual and cultural aspects of each individual. We believe that childbearing is a significant event for every family and that every mother has the right to a safe and satisfying experience.

International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC)

Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC)

Motherstuff - Midwifery Page: www.motherstuff.com/html/2midwifery.html#learn

Friends of the Birth Center  - Friends of the Birth Center is a non-profit organization that formed in response to the closure of the Elizabeth Seton Childbearing Center in Manhattan. Our mission is to create a thriving out-of-hospital birth and women's health center in Manhattan, and promote access to midwifery care for all women in New York City. Telephone: 646-435-0641 Address: 54 W. 22nd St., 2nd floor New York, NY 10010   Colleen Bak - Email: Colleen@friendsofthebirthcenter.org

Homestead Natural Birth - an excellent resource site for childbirth, midwifery and natural parenting ~ with articles and information, plus links to more! Email: wellness@hometeadbirth.com

Marilyn's Midwifery Pages - Marilyn Greene is a practicing midwife in Middle Tennessee. Her site is a compendium of a large number of midwifery related resources.

MIDIRS - Home page for the Midwives Information and Resource Service, the publishers of the widely-used MIDIRS Midwifery digest. Contains material regarding the digest, including sample articles from current and past issues, as well as a list of coming events hosted by MIDIRS in the UK.

Midwife Archives - The Midwife Archives is a collection of excerpts from messages that have appeared on birth-related distribution lists or newsgroups.

Midwifery Today - Through networking and education, Midwifery Today's mission is to return midwifery care to its rightful position in the family; to make midwifery care the norm throughout the world; and to redefine midwifery as a vital partnership with women.

Online Birth Center - Midwifery, Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding. Home of the OBC online newsletter for birth professionals.

Spiralbound Birth Resources
A guide for birth professionals and midwifery students containing articles, links and reviews of products and tools.

Doulas, Groups, Associations and Educators

A Better Birth - List of services in the directory of professionals.

Belly Women a site working to connect free and low cost birth doulas and labor assistants with pregnant women.

B*E*S*T Doula Service - B*E*S*T Doula Service has supported hundreds of families throughout the greater Los Angeles area through pregnancy, childbirth and immediate postpartum since 1996. Los Angeles, California   Contact: Telephone: 877.436.8528   Email: tracy@bestdoulas.com

Birth Partners - Mission: to promote natural childbirth, advocate for birth of choice, and assist Moms in finding professionals with shared vision.

Blooming Bellies - Blooming Bellies is a collective of doulas and Birthing From Within Teachers/Mentors. We offer birth and postpartum doula services which include a full childbirth class based on Birthing From Within. Karen Wirtanen, the founder of Blooming Bellies, is a Birthing From Within Mentor, Advisor and Facilitator who offers Level One trainings across Canada. The collective: Ange Howse, Kim Jesperson, Trish Walker, and Barbara Walter. Birthing From Within Mentor and Candidates, Certified Doula (DONA), Edmonton area, Westlock/Barrhead/Athabasca, Telephone: (780) 991-2619   Email: karen@bloomingbellies.ca

British Columbia Doula Services Association Has over 200 members all across the province of B.C.  To help locate the right Doula for you, contact referral coordinator, Jalana Grant phone: 604-515-5588  Email: jalana@shaw.ca

Calgary Doula Association (CDA) - a non-profit organization formed to provide information about doulas and doula services to the general public and concerned professionals. We provide a referral list for both birth doulas and post-partum doulas. Monthly meetings provide a networking opportunity and exchange of information for individuals interested in birth, especially doulas, expectant couples and health care providers. Calgary, Alberta  Telephone: 403 - 750 -2033    Email: info@calgarydoulas.ca

Canadiandoulas.com - Comprehensive listing of birth professionals across Canada.

CAPPA ~ Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association - Information on all CAPPA certifications, bookstore, information about and for birth professionals and a comprehensive listing of all CAPPA members.

Childbirth Professional Development Group Located in San Francisco, California
Abigail Hagar: Childbirth Educator Trainer and Mentor.  ICEA trainer to present the Basic Training Workshop for the Childbirth Educator.  A step on the path to certification as an ICEA certified childbirth educator. Telephone: 916-596-0425  Email:  mailto:birtheducators@gmail.com

Comfort and Joy Doulas - Ottawa, Ontario Canada. Organization of doulas in the Ottawa area. Members include birth and postpartum doulas, childbirth educators and lactation consultants. Telephone: (613) 723 9729 Email: cjdoula@ncf.ca Webpage: http://cjdoula.ncf.ca

DONA ~ Doulas Of North America - Information on Doulas, upcoming workshops and conferences.

Doula Association of Edmonton - Birth and Postpartum Doula, Edmonton Alberta and surrounding area. Offering a referral line connecting childbearing families with Birth and Postpartum Doulas. We provide support and education to area Doulas. Telephone: 780-945-8080 Address: PO Box 714 Main, Edmonton Alberta Canada t5j 2l4
Email: doulaassociationofedmonton@hotmail.com

DASC: Doulas Association of Southern California

Doula Network Directory - Excellent directory for all over North America

Doulas of Canada - Welcome to Doulas of Canada.  A Free listing area for all pregnancy, birthing and postpartum professionals throughout our wonderful country of Canada.  No fees, No memberships necessary, no referrals needed.  Potential clients can simply click on their area for local professionals. Are you a doula, midwife or professional that serves pregnant, birthing or the postpartum family? Owner of Doulas of Canada ~Theresa Boer of Labour Care, Certified Doula Services ~ Lloydminster
Send in your listing information to: email: Doulas of Canada

Doula C.A.R.E. Inc. located in Ontario, Canada Doula C.A.R.E. is a Canadian non-profit association of Birth and Postpartum Doulas, committed to providing emotional and physical support for women during the childbirth process, and fostering a positive, informed birth experience. Telephone: 1-888-879-3199 Email: info@doulacare.ca

Doulas of Chilliwack - Organization of DONA doulas in Chilliwack, CBE, Breastfeeding & Postpartum Assistants Chilliwack, BC and surrounding areas
An umbrella organization for participating, independently employed, professional Chilliwack doula.  We have created a professional Chilliwack organization that strives for a high standard of quality care. All of our doulas must have a proven track record for exceptional doula services and are trained by an accredited organization. Telephone: 604-701-2511 Email: chilliwackdoulas@hotmail.com

Doula World.com - an excellent resource for doula information online.

Independent Childbirth Educators - Why choose an independent childbirth educator over a hospital-based birth educator for a birth class?
The only people we are here to serve are mothers and their babies!  We are not trained by hospital staff.  Therefore our birth classes are not limited by hospital protocols and policies.  A current and preferred birth class today does not focus solely on the stages of labor.  It will have a dual focus:  the physiology of labor and how your localbirth environment views best birth practices beyond.  Although we are either currently or formerly certified by various nationally recognized organizations we do not endorse any one single birth 'method.'  Our own continuing education and skills are firmly rooted in understanding natural birth and how it is affected by the use of unnecessary routine intervention. 

My Helping Hands Professional Childbirth Assistants of Door County  -  My Helping Hands is comprised of a team effort - Certified Nurse Midwife (retired)/ Certified Doulas/ Certified Childbirth Educators/ Certified Breastfeeding Educator/ Master Herbalist -  providing childbirth education and preparation, birth assistance, and postpartum support in Door and Brown County, Wisconsin. Telephone: (920) - 743 - 6955 Contact email: doula_tellstrom@yahoo.com

The Stork Stops Here - Our company provides a myriad of services such as Baby Nurses, Postpartum Doulas, Lactation consultants, baby nurse training classes, nanny placement and more - a myriad of services to new and expectant parents. Most people consider us to be the one stop shop for all your baby needs. Located in Los Angeles, California Telephone: 310-226-2845  Email: storkstops@aol.com

Waterbirth and Homebirth

Birth Balance - A Resource Dedicated to Integrating Balance and Birth Since 1987. Waterbirth information and surveys.

Waterbirth International - The homepage of the Global Maternal/Child Health Association (GMCHA) and Waterbirth International. Features an illustrated waterbirth FAQ, a collection of birth stories, and a photo album.

Homebirth Website - A comprehensive site on homebirth with studies, articles, stories and more.

Home Birth Association of Ireland - Homebirth news and views from Ireland, including the latest news on the struggle of a local nurse-midwife against legal action.

The Safety of Home Birth - An extensive list of abstracts for papers investigating the safety of birth at home. Keep up to date with the latest results!

Your Water Birth - This site was created by a community midwife to provide an affordable option for waterbirth pools. Pool kits start from $75 (including shipping). They also sell organic herbal blends for home preparation for pregnancy, birth and postpartum needs.

Ultrasound

A Comprehensive Guid to Ultrasound by Ultrasound Technician - an excellent resource for accurate and complete information concerning the ultrasound test.

Hypnobirthing

Hypnobirthing Institute - The epicenter of the new trend, hypnobirthing.

Positive Transformations - HypnoBirthing and Hypnosis for Fertility - Durham Region and Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Facilitator of HypnoBirthing Classes and Certified in Hypnosis for FERTILITY which uses hypnotherapy and relaxation techniques that are taught to enable women to increase their chances.  This also works well with IVF medical intervention. Telephone: 416 371-5580    Email: hypnobirth@rogers.com

Journeys Inward Hypnotherapy Mariah Shipp, C.C.H., C.A.C.- In Colorado, California for in person sessions and world wide for products and phone sessions
Description: Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist  Certified Addictions Counsellor, MP3 downloads for Hypnobirthing on our website, counselling, hypnotherapy
Comments: We have 3 wonderful Hypno-birthing MP3's along with many others for relaxation as well as 70 other issues for everything from stopping smoking, anxiety/stress, post natal depression, etc. I am a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist with over 32 years experience and work with clients by phone or in person. I have written and produced all the recordings on our website. http://journeysinwardhypnotherapy.com/self-hypnosis-mp3/women-issues
Telephone: 970-963-6830Email: mariah@journeysinward.com Webpage: http://www.journeysinwardhypnotherapy.com             Submitted: 2/09/2012

Acupressure

Acupressure During Childbirth - A free printable guide for the use of acupressure for pain relief during birth. New Zealand website.

Cesarean and VBAC

Birth Rites - Healing After Cesarean, Inc. based in Australia.

Cesarean and VBAC Index - Thorough information on cesarean and VBAC issues with valuable information on VBAC after 2 or more cesareans and much more.

C-Section Birth and Essential Cesarean Recovery Tips    Elizabeth McGee, B.A. Psychology, Journalist is an educator and advisor on this excellent internet resource webpage. Telephone 858-229-7383 or Email: elizabeth@worry-free-c-section.com My name is Elizabeth and I am the owner and editor of the worry-free-c-section blog.  My blog covers a broad range of Cesarean Section information, tips and advice that I personally research and write about on a weekly basis covering various cesarean section topics and issues.

C-Section Recovery.com - A website providing recovery tips, frequently asked questions, book and website reviews addressing c-section recovery, postpartum doulas, emotional recovery from a c-section and more.
Email: admin@csectionrecovery.com or info@csectionrecovery.com

VBAC Support Association/ICAN of Edmonton - Cesareans and VBAC support group in Edmonton, Alberta. We offer support to women having their first baby who would like to prevent a cesarean, women who are recovering from a cesarean and women planning a VBAC, vaginal birth after cesarean. We are a local chapter of ICAN, International Cesarean Awareness Network.  Telephone: (780) 444-3041 Address: Mailing: 7604-153 Street Edmonton, AB T5R 1N4 Canada; Email: edmontonvbac@yahoo.ca

ICAN - International Cesarean Awareness Network. Information on Cesareans, VBACs and a list of chapters in your area.

The Pittsburgh Cesarean Prevention and VBAC Support Group - Pittsburgh, PA Support group comprised of midwives, nurses, doulas and parents dedicated to providing non-biased information so women may make informed decisions regarding the birth of their babies. Email: peterson_kara@hotmail.com

VBAC.com - The newly developed website with great VBAC information by the author of The VBAC Sourcebook.

VBAC Studies - A comprehensive of all the VBAC studies ever done.

Breastfeeding

Baby Milk Action - Another breastfeeding advocacy organization, located in the United Kingdom. The latest news in the war against the use of baby milk substitutes.

Breastfeeding.Com - Information and support.

The Breastfeeding Committee for Canada - www.breastfeedingcanada.ca/

IBFAN - International Baby Food Action Network.

INFACT Canada- Infant Feeding Action Coalition (INFACT) Canada, a non-profit, non-governmental organization, works to promote optimal infant and maternal health through the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding. INFACT Canada is an active member of the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) and is the North American representative for IBFAN.

La Leche League International - An international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.

La Leche League Canada - The Canadian website for La Leche League.

Promotion of Mothers Milk Inc - A very comprehensive US site, covering all aspects of breastfeeding. Features pictures, articles, promotional materials, products and many tips on advocating breastfeeding. Incorporates the Breastfeeding Advocacy Page, which used to be located elsewhere.

Ted Greiner - History of Breastfeeding and Formula Companies, Breastfeeding Clipart Gallery.

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action - A global organization dedicated to supporting breastfeeding. Information on working while breastfeeding, LAM and more.

Parenting

ABCs of Parenting - Links and articles on a wide variety of topics including: Caring for Children, Homeschooling, Women's Health, Sleep, Potty Training, Circumcision, Work at Home, Motherhood & Fatherhood, Nutrition, Feeding & Breastfeeding, Organizations, Hospitals, Government Sites, Parenting, Discipline, Parents of Multiples, Pregnancy, fertility/Infertility.

APEP - Association des parents d'enfants prématurés du Québec.

Baby Gift Baskets  Send a baby gift basket from our huge collection to the newborn baby boy, girl or even twin babies.   Our baby baskets are sure to please your dearest loved ones and clients.  Friendly customer service and prompt shipping.

Baby Names - A complete guide to baby names, sorted by sex and origin.  http://www.mybaby.net.au

Baby Name Meanings and Origins - Choosing your baby's name if a tremendous responsibility, and with so many options, it's no easy task. We've got over 25,000 names list on http://www.mybaby-name.com sorted alphabetically, by country, meaning, popularity, even a list of celebrity names to make your task easier. Happy name hunting!

Baby Names and Stuff  - Jeremy Futch    Email: jeremyfutch@gmail.com

Babyfy - Baby Product Reviews in the UK and excellent site to find out opinions and reviews of hospitals, drugs, baby items and much more.
Contact:  o Pollock at her email: rebecca.coe@netcallidus.com

BC Parent News Magazine

BabyBoy.info - Once again, the Boys Health Advisory has gathered educational resources for you to share with the parents you serve concerning penile care, including circumcision information, risks, and complications. You will find information about medical group recommendations on circumcision, the function and value of the foreskin, how circumcision impacts breastfeeding and what La Leche League's founder wrote about it, religious issues surrounding circumcision, information on circumcision and adoption, and much more. There is a new section specifically addressing circumcision and HIV, including a pamphlet you can download and print. Also, there is a new section for the recently published studies showing that circumcision decreases penile sensitivity and reduces sexual pleasure.
Visit: http://www.babyboy.info/birth_care.html for online articles, websites, books, pamphlets to download and print-some available in Spanish-as well as videos to show to parents and students.
Visit:  for other information including caring for boys with foreskins. Free Circumcision DVD for Childbirth Professionals - DVD on circumcision, foreskin function & anatomy (while supplies last).  Request a free DVD to show parents a male infant circumcision performed in a hospital setting. This DVD gives parents a better understanding of what happens during a circumcision.
Included on this DVD are: - 30-second (non-graphic) public service announcement about circumcision for all audiences - 20-minute clinical/academic presentation on the anatomy and physiology of the foreskin - 4-minute video of a hospital circumcision - 4-minute video of doctors discussing concerns about performing circumcision - 5-minute video of nurses at St. Vincent's Hospital in New Mexico who refused to assist with circumcision
If you would like to receive a copy of this DVD, please e-mail your name and mailing address to: dvd@babyboy.info Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for delivery. You have our permission in advance to show, copy, and distribute this DVD to others for educational purposes. needled@localnet.com

Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths - The Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths is dedicated to solving the mystery of sudden and unexpected infant deaths, and to the emotional support of those who are affected.

Canadian Paediatric Society - A non-profit, professional organization whose mission is service to Canadian children. This site contains many interesting position papers on breastfeeding, meeting the iron needs of infants and the use of fluoride in infants and children.

Canadian Parents - Meet Canadian parents, learn and discuss local issues.  A more mainstream parenting site, good information.

Compleat Mother - The Magazine of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Breastfeeding. Radical, wonderful and honest.

Cord Blood Registry - Recent advances in medical research have discovered that the blood in a baby's umbilical cord has special properties and cells that make it invaluable for a wide range of medical problems. Visit this site to see what this can mean for you.

LifebankUSA™ Cord Blood Banking Services - LifebankUSA™ is a highly accredited umbilical cord blood and placenta-derived stem cell bank and research organization. It is the only private bank with multiple, fully equipped facilities that are ISO certified and accredited by the AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks), and its comprehensive research operations are among the largest in the stem cell banking industry. Located in Cedar Knolls, NJ.  Lifebank's website is filled with useful resources for both families and medical professionals, including current news items, articles and in-depth information about cord blood and placental banking.
Email: info@lifebankusa.com

C.H.O.I.C.E.S of Northwestern Indiana - Natural Birth & Parenting Choices in Northwest Indiana
Providing monthly community meetings, a resource for Indiana pertaining to natural birth, informed parenting. We are all about informing for a healthy pregnancy a natural birth, breastfeeding, informed and attachment parenting. We have referrals for home and hospital midwives, gentle doctors, doulas, educators, and many others who believe in alternative or holistic care. Meetings have pre-planned topics, handouts, videos, many professionals and families attend to learn and support.  Telephone: 219-996-5188  Address: 623 S. 800 W., Hebron, Indiana
Email: IndianaBirthChoices@yahoo.com

Down Syndrome Research Foundation and Resource Centre - The Down Syndrome Research Foundation is dedicated to improving life for people with Down syndrome through research, education and services.

Empathetic Parenting - A place from which to draw inspiration, support and encouragement.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - http://www.nofas.org/

For the Love of Babies - Infant massage and baby sign language classes, awesome gear for baby and parent. Helping parents develop stronger, more loving bonds with baby while developing baby's mind, body and spirit.  We carry The Original TummyTub, baby slings and more.
Eastern Ontario   Telephone: 705.743.2807   Email: fortheloveofbabies@cogeco.ca

Health and Wellness Record - Karen Melnick RN, BSN, Author of Your Child's Health & Wellness Record - One of the most important elements of managing your child’s health and wellness is maintaining complete and accurate records. As parents we never expect our children to become ill or to have developmental issues. When they do, we think we will be able to remember all of the details. Most often we don’t, and the result could be that you don’t make the best use of available resources. If you are like most parents, important details end up on scrap paper scattered about, if it is even written down in the first place. Organizing health information is easy to do and has far ranging implications for your child.  This childhood health journal does not contain any medical related advice. Rather, the focus is on providing parents with support and guidance in communicating with health professionals so that your concerns are taken seriously; learning how to be a positive advocate for you child; and what information is important to record and why. Think of it as the friend that provides support and guidance as you manage your child’s health and wellness. karen@healthandwellnessrecord.com Telephone:  705-721-4981

The Happiest Baby: Helping your baby sleep longer and sounder

HELLP Society - Information on this rare, yet serious complication. HELLP syndrome, which is a unique variant of preeclampsia (toxemia), was named by Louis Weinstein in 1982 after its characteristics:  H (hemolysis, which is the breaking down of red blood cells), EL (elevated liver enzymes) and LP (low platelet count).  It can be fatal to both the mother and the baby. HELLP Syndrome occurs in tandem with preeclampsia, but because HELLP Syndrome's symptoms may happen before preeclampsia's three findings (high blood pressure, protein in the urine, and swelling), they may be misdiagnosed as symptoms of gastritis, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), acute hepatitis, gall bladder disease, and other conditions. As a result, the mother may not get the right treatment, leaving both mother and baby that much more at risk.

Hip Mama - Great political commentary and information from moms who know.

HUG Your Baby  Parent educational website, DVD, and BLOG Based in Durham, NC and the world through the internet!
The HUG educational website and DVD win Health Information Resource Center’s Spring 2007 Award.  Use of this DVD: enhances breastfeeding, boost parent confidence, promotes the parent-child relationship by increasing parent's understanding of newborn behavior. DVD clips can be viewed at the website. The Parent Educational BLOG http://givethehug.blogspot.com/  uses short stories to help expectant and new parents prevent and treat common parenting problems.
Contact:  Jan Teder,  RN, FNP, Nurse Practitioner at Email:  hugyourbaby@earthlink.net

iParenting Canada - Internet Communities for Parents

Infants Remembered In Silence, Inc. (IRIS)  ( Infant Loss / Death) - IRIS offers support, education, resources, and information to those who have a loss in early pregnancy - early childhood.  Founded in 1987 IRIS offers support, education, resources, and information to those who have a loss in early pregnancy - early childhood. Information provided who parents learn of the death, delivery, advocate program, support groups, newsletter, holiday service, and much more.
Telephone: 507.334.4748   Address: 101 Third Street NW, MN    Email: iris@LL.net

Kangaroo Care for our little miracles - Articles, Studies, Preemie Information and much more.

Kidalog -Your complete source for baby/child needs. Cloth diapers, breastpumps, books, educational toys, parenting information and more!

Mothering Magazine - One of the best natural parenting magazines around - highly recommended.

Mother Stuff - Huge collection of articles on many subjects from preemies to parenting.

NOCIRC [National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers] - International Centers - US, Canada, Europe, elsewhere (global). Educational pamphlet series, Continuing Education classes, International symposia, Annual Newsletter.  NOCIRC is a non-profit educational organization, providing parents, expectant parents, healthcare providers, lawyers, and ethicists with the latest information on the harm of non-therapeutic circumcision and the benefits of genital integrity.  Telephone: 415-488-9883  Address: PO Box 2512, San Anselmo, CA 94979-2512
Email: nocirc47@yahoo.com  [NOCIRC of Madison, Wisconsin. The main NOCIRC email address is nocirc@cris.com]

Parent Link - Meet out parents for support and information.

Parent Soup - A great place to meet other parents.

Pediatrics Electronic Pages - The official journal of American Academy of Pediatrics.

POMBA - Parents Of Multiple Births Association; a support group with chapters across Canada.

Quickbabynames - Meaning of Names, Baby Names and their Origins
http://www.quickbabynames.com
Over 20,0000 meaning of names and baby names statistics, all searchable by origins, style, impression, popularity.

Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada - Support organization for spina bifida and related conditions.

Sweet Signs - American Sign Language based program for hearing babies and toddlers in the Barrie and surrounding areas.  We offer various levels of classes and workshops. Sweet Signs Owner, Brandy Brass-Rafeek is proud to have been a certified Sign2Me(R) presenter since 2002! Please contact us for more information; (705) 423-1113 or info@sweetsigns.com Come and see what Sweet Signs your baby can do!   Brandy Brass-Rafeek, Owner/Certified Instructor - Telephone: (705) 423-1113 or Email: info@sweetsigns.ca

Nutritional Information Related to Childbirth

Dietician - Finding a Canadian dietician and nutritional information for pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Fit Pregnancy - Lots of good information about nutrition during pregnancy and exercise.

Homestead Natural Birth - Nutritional Information Related to Childbirth Resource site for childbirth and natural parenting ~ with articles and information, plus links to more! Email: wellness@hometeadbirth.com

Toronto Vegetarian Association - Information on vegan and vegetarian resources.

Medical Resources and Research

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

British Medical Journal - British Medical Journal contains the full text of all articles published in the weekly BMJ from July 1997.

Canadian Paediatric Society - A non-profit, professional organization whose mission is service to Canadian children. This site contains many interesting position papers on breastfeeding, meeting the iron needs of infants and the use of fluoride in infants and children.

Canadian Medical Association- Canadian Guidelines for medical management.

Canadian Women's Health Network - Sharing information, resources and strategies, and building links to improve women's health.

Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation - Find out for yourself which medications are safe.

Health Canada- A wealth of information for parents and birth professionals alike.

Health Touch Online - Want to know about a treatment or medication? Look it up here.

International Chiropractic Pediatric Association - Jeanne Ohm, Email: ohmdc@comcast.net  and Telephone: 610 5652360

Medscape - Medical studies and information online.

Pediatrics Electronic Pages - The official journal of American Academy of Pediatrics.

Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada - All the SOGC guidelines are available here. Founded in Toronto in 1944, SOGC is North America's longest-standing national organization devoted to the specialty of obstetrics and gynaecology. As a voluntary, non-profit scientific organization, it is dedicated to the promotion of optimal reproductive health care for Canadian women. As such, the Society provides medical education and guidelines to health professionals, and actively promotes better health outcomes through public education initiatives.

VBAC Studies - A comprehensive of all the VBAC studies ever done.

World Health Organization (WHO) Dedicated to promoting good health, integrating health and human development, ensuring equitable access to health services, protecting health, and preventing and controlling specific health problems.

Certification Organizations

Labour or Birth Doula Certification Comparison Chart

ACCP - Association of Christian Childbirth Professionals- Christian childbirth professional resources

ALACE - Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators - In-depth training and certification for labour assistants and childbirth educators.

ATFM - Apple Tree Family Ministries - Christian training and certification for childbirth educators.

Birth Arts International - International Workshops & Distance Learning, Holistic Doula Education for Birth, Postpartum, & Advanced Study, Doula Education & Certification
Email: kara@birtharts.com

Birth Works - A childbirth education, teacher certification, and doula program with an innovative and experiential design.

Birthing From Within - Holistic doula and childbirth educator training. Designed to cultivate personal growth, creativity, confidence, and spiritual and psychological awareness.

Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth - Husband-coached childbirth classes and instructor training.

CAPPA and CAPPA Canada - Childbirth And Postpartum Professional Association - Childbirth Educator, Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula training and certification.

CEF - Childbirth Enhancement Foundation - Very comprehensive and in-depth doula training and certification in Florida.

Childbirth International Doula Certification & Diploma of Childbirth Education and Certification
Whether you are looking for certification or continuing education, Childbirth International can offer you the most comprehensive training programs available. Join our community of doulas and childbirth educators across the world who are making a difference. Email:  enquiries@childbirthinternational.com

DONA - Doulas of North America - Doula training, certification and annual conference.

International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners - Training and certification of lactation consultants.

ICEA - Childbirth Educator and Doula training and certification.

Lamaze International - Childbirth educator and birth doula training

MaternityWise - Chris Anne Johnson, Owner, Director Training and Certification Program for Labor and Postpartum Doulas International Telephone: 952-457-6506

Titus 2 Birthing - Christian Childbirth education and doula program and certification.

Doula, Midwife and Educator Resources

AHealthCareer.co.uk/how-become-midwife.html: Here you'll find great advice on careers in health; the qualities & qualifications you need, the benefits, rewards and tips on how to get on in the health sector.

ANACS - Association of Nurse Advocates for Childbirth Solutions - ANACS is committed to supporting nurses and other childbirth professionals in their efforts to utilize evidence-based practices, create and sustain a less interventionist means of hospital based childbirth and assist women to empower themselves and make truly educated childbirth choices.

BirthSource.com - Great resources for doulas and educators. Comprehensive free listing for birth professionals across Canada.

CAPPA and CAPPA Canada - Childbirth And Postpartum Professional Association - For CAPPA Members, an in-depth members only section with handouts, support information and much more.

Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences

ICAN - The International Cesarean Awareness Network's online support group for anyone wishing to discuss birth and cesarean issues.

Glossary of Pregnancy & Labor Terms -  http://pregnancytoday.com/reference/library/glossary.htm

Vida Health Communications - Videos for birth professionals and parents.

Alternative and Unique

- websites about holistic, herbal, wise woman, alternative medicine, and just plain interesting.

Herbal Medicine and Spirit Healing the Wise Woman Way - 300+ pages of alternative health resources for women

Birth Stories

Birth Story Diaries - The best source of birth stories online! Complete with pictures or video footage of each birth.

Birth Stories

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