A Mother's Song
Explores the myths of teen and single mothers, provides encouragement and resources for single women with unplanned pregnancies who want to keep their babies. A woman has a right to reproduce.
American College of Nurse-Midwives
Useful for consumers, potential midwives and health care professionals, this site has basic information about nurse-midwifery, tips on how to find a nurse-midwife, having your baby with a nurse-midwife, and education and certification information. Also find nurse-midwifery job opportunities and a strong list of links on pregnancy and childbirth.
Citizens for Midwifery
Citizens for Midwifery is a non- profit, volunteer, grassroots organization. Founded by several mothers in 1996, it is the only national consumer-based group promoting the Midwives Model of Care. The goal of Citizens for Midwifery is to see that the Midwives Model of Care is available to all childbearing women and universally recognized as the best kind of care for pregnancy and birth. Citizens for Midwifery also endorses the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative™.
La Leche League International
A "mother-to-mother helping network" based on breastfeeding and parenting issues.
Midwives Alliance of North America
The mission of MANA is to provide a nurturing forum for support and cooperation among midwives. Through our collective strength, we can ensure midwifery care for all mothers and their babies throughout North America.
North American Registry of Midwives
The North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) is an international certification agency whose mission is to establish and administer certification for the credential "Certified Professional Midwife" (CPM). This international certification process encompasses multiple educational routes of entry including apprenticeship, self-study, private midwifery schools, college- and university- based midwifery programs, and nurse-midwifery.
OBGYN.net is the world's largest physician reviewed women's healthcare website in the world. All original content but an excellent clinical collection of links to other women's health resources.
One Tenacious Baby Mama
once more in tha mama way and researching all things pregnancy, birth and baby related i'm trying to incorporate a political critique into all the childbirthing information i encounter. if all goes well, this site will contain commentary, an anti-oppression critique, links, a copy of a very extensive birth plan, a posting for a postpartum doula and, of course, weekly photos of tha belly as it grows as well as photos and video of the birth itself. tha creatrix of darkdaughta.com rides again...
OnLine Birth Center
Information on midwifery, pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding with related links. Search the news archives of Midwifery Today.
This site is a project of SANDS (a support group for parents who experience miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death), and is primarily a source of information on SANDS. The site does provide one section that explores a number of issues that arise with miscarriage, stillbirth, and neonatal death.
The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS)
CIMS is a coalition of individuals and 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. This includes evidence based maternity care.
Unhindered Childbirth - The Online Childbirth Class
Women have turned to midwifery as an alternative to the traditionally male-dominated, medicalized and intervention-rapt school of childbirth. But why should a woman turn over her power to give birth to ANYONE, man or woman, midwife or OB?
Women have learned to give up control of their births to other people, something that the majority have come to know as either the only option, or the only SAFE option. Neither is true.
Regardless of whether women give birth alone, accompanied by a midwife or in the care of a hospital team, women need to be armed with knowledge so that they can birth safely and recognize complications, should one arise, Information must be freely available so that women can regain control of their births.
This site was an indispensible resource when I was conducting research to prepare for my own unassisted birth (took place August 2, 2005, at home, alone, in my bathtub).
Water Birth Information
In-depth information on the use of water in labor, childbirth, and early childhood development. Photo gallery of babies born in water and product information available.
White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood
The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood is a group of organizations and individuals that have combined forces to raise international awareness about the need to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for all women and infants. The Alliance hopes to make or keep this issue as a priority of international organizations and governments.