Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators (ALACE) Provides training and certification for Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators. www.alace.org
A resource for natural childbirth options.
Childbirth education and information.
Alternative birth-related services and events, resources, links and birth stories.
Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA)
Provides national certification for Labor Doulas, Postpartum Doulas, Certified Lactation Educators and Childbirth Educators. Provides referrals to consumers.
Professional and parent resources.
The HypnoBirthing Institute
Information, books and tapes for the use of hypnosis for childbirth.
International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)
“ICAN works to lower the rate of unnecessary cesareans, supports vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and encourages positive birthing through education and advocacy.”
International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)
Provides National certification for Childbirth Educators and Doulas.
Penny Simkin’s website
Newsletter and schedule of workshops and presentations.
Whole Birth Resources
Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga classes, Whole Birth Yoga Teacher Certification Training, audio tapes and resources for parents, including Holistic Birth Counseling.
PREGANANCY AND MIDWIFERY RESEARCH
The March of Dimes
General Pregnancy Research, what to eat, what to avoid.
Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS
The home of Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative.
Midwifery research topics in abstract format.
Professional and parent resource – get an E-subscription.
Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)
National Midwifery Institute
Oregon School of Midwifery
Cascade HealthCare Products
Today, Cascade meets the needs of . physician’s offices, clinics, birth centers, educators . Dopplers, stethoscopes, phlebotomy supplies, resuscitation equipment .
International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE)
Certification for lactation consultants.
International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)
”Promotes the professional development, advancement, and recognition of lactation consultants worldwide.”
La Leche League International
Breastfeeding parent support group and information.
Parent and professional resource – includes a directory for you to list your services.
Site for doulas to share and learn from each other. Maintained by Robyn Mattox.
Online childbirth resources. Click on the Discussion Forums link to visit the doula.com general discussion forum.
Doulas of North America (DONA)
Provides national certification for Doulas and referrals to consumers.
An online, searchable, interactive directory that lists Doulas, Midwives, Lactation Consultants and childbirth educators. Our main goal is to help doulas and pregnant couples to find each other and learn what the doula spirit is all about.
Fabjob.com’s Guide to Become a Doula
Order this e-book and learn all you need to know to become a doula.
National Association of Postpartum Care Services (NAPCS)
Training and certification for postpartum doulas.
Empowering Women’s Wisdom
Visit this informative site by Dr. Christiane Northrup – it’s a great resource for women’s health issues.
Trainings, consultations, videos – “integrative family-centered principles.”