Alliance for the Improvement of Maternity Services (AIMS)
All too often our children's potentials are decided at birth by avoidable birth trauma and injury. The goal of the ALLIANCE is to bring about a reduction of birth injury and trauma in newborns and their mothers through the sharing of scientific information and public information.
American Academy of Husband Coached Childbirth – The Bradley Method®
What is the difference between Bradley® and other types of childbirth classes.? The Bradley Method® is unique. Our classes stress the importance of Healthy Baby, Healthy Mother and Healthy Families. We attract families who are willing to take the responsibility needed for preparation and birth.
Your source for trustworthy up-to-date evidence-based information and resources on planning for pregnancy, labor and birth, and the postpartum period. Founded in 1918, Childbirth Connection is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving maternity care quality and value. We promote safe, effective and satisfying evidence-based maternity care for women and families.
Citizens for Midwifery (CfM)
Citizens for Midwifery -- the only national consumer-based group promoting the Midwives Model of Care! CfM works to provide information and resources that promote the local midwife, as well as midwives and midwifery care across the country.
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. CIMS developed the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative in 1996. A consensus document that outlines the principles and practices of mother-friendly care, the MFCI has been endorsed by numerous prominent individuals and more than 50 organizations representing over 90,000 members.
International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)
ICAN's 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).
La Leche League
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. All breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to our meetings or call our Leaders for breastfeeding help.
Midwifery Today is a professional journal for midwives of every background with in depth articles about both the practice and philosophy of midwifery. This web site offers articles and information for midwives, clients, and other interested in maternity care. Site for professionals, with articles and resources for those interested in midwifery and birth.
Mothering celebrates the experience of parenthood as worthy of one's best efforts and fosters awareness of the immense importance and value of parenthood and family life in the development of the full human potential. As a reader's magazine, we recognize parents as the experts and wish to provide truly helpful information upon which parents can base informed choices.
Helping parents choose and safely use baby carriers and slings.
Debra Goodman Physical Therapy
Debra Goodman, MSPT is a licensed manual physical therapist with specialties in women's health, orthopedics, and sport medicine. Debra has experience dealing with a diverse population with many kinds of complex musculoskeletal problems.