Birth Resources

Please inform me if you find a resource is no longer in service or if you think I should include a local resource not listed here by contacting me at heather@birthlore.com
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Last checked and updated on November 2016.

BIRTH CENTERS

Casa Natal Birth Center
50 W. Main St, Suite D, Morgan Hill CA 95037
Melissa Dean
408-476-5985
www.casa-natal.com

BIRTH INFORMATION (EVIDENCE BASED)/ MATERNAL AND BABY WELLNESS

Evidence Based Birth
A website by Rebecca Dekker, PhD on the research evidence about birth related topics.
http://evidencebasedbirth.com/

Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
A coalition of individuals and organizations with concern for the care and well being of mothers, babies, and families. Their mission is to promote a wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce costs. Many good articles full of useful birthing information.
www.motherfriendly.org

Childbirth Connection
Evidence based information and resources for pregnancy, labor and birth, and postpartum. A non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of maternity care. This site is filled with very useful information on how to have a safer more satisfying birth.
www.childbirthconnection.org

Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative USA
This is a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to encourage and recognize hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for lactation.
www.babyfriendlyusa.org

Lamaze International
The Lamaze Institute for Normal Birth was launched to support initiatives that provide credible, relevant and useful information about normal birth to new and expectant parents and childbirth professionals.
www.lamaze.org

Mothering
Articles and resources for pregnancy, birth, babies, and parenting.
www.mothering.com

BIRTH THEORIES/ STYLES/ PHILOSOPHIES

Not all inclusive…

Birthing Within
www.birthingfromwithin.com

The Bradley Method
www.bradleybirth.com

GentleBirth
www.gentlebirth.com

HypnoBabies
www.hypnobabies.com

HypnoBirthing
www.hypnobirthing.com

Lamaze International
www.lamaze.org

WaterBirth International
www.waterbirth.org

CESAREAN AND VBAC

International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)
Their mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).
1-800-686-ICAN
www.ican-online.org

CLOTHING

Kid to Kid
Buy or sell used maternity clothing, children clothing, and baby equipment.
www.kidtokid.com

Also see Blossom Birth Services below for gently used maternity, nursing and baby clothes at dirt cheap prices.

DOULAS

Please see‘ What is a Doula’ page.

MIDWIVES

Please see ‘What is a Midwife’ page.