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Last checked and updated on November 2016.
Casa Natal Birth Center
50 W. Main St, Suite D, Morgan Hill CA 95037
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Articles and resources for pregnancy, birth, babies, and parenting.
BIRTH THEORIES/ STYLES/ PHILOSOPHIES
Not all inclusive…
The Bradley Method
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).
Kid to Kid
Buy or sell used maternity clothing, children clothing, and baby equipment.
Also see Blossom Birth Services below for gently used maternity, nursing and baby clothes at dirt cheap prices.
Please see‘ What is a Doula’ page.
Please see ‘What is a Midwife’ page.