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Welcome to our Links Page. This is a combined links page which means it contains links for both the expectant parent and maternal child health care professional. Having a site listed here is not an endorsement of a particular policy or technique, merely a source of information for you. If you would like us to list a site here, please email us and we will evaluate the site for appropriateness. If you intend to link to our site, we'd like to know that too! Contact us!

Adoptive Breastfeeding Resource Website
Outstanding site for those adopting and wishing to breastfeed.

International Birth & Wellness Project (formerly ALACE)
 P.O. Box 390436 Cambridge, MA 02139 Phone: 617-441-2500; email: alacehq@aol.com
ALACE is a non-profit, educational organization formed in 1995 by Rahima Baldwin and combine aspects of Informed Homebirth and Informed Birth and Parenting. As the name indicates, ALACE offers certifications for childbirth educators and labor assistants (doulas). With a goal to empower women to make the best choices in order to have a wonderful birth experience, ALACE emphasizes the psychological perspectives and mind-body influences on birth. Furthermore, ALACE examines the sociological and anthropological influences our culture has on birthing women today.

American Academy of Family Physicians
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is a national, non-profit medical association of more than 88,000 members (family physicians, family practice residents, and medical students).

American Academy of Husband Coached Childbirth (AAHCC)
Emphasis on Natural, Husband-Coached Childbirth. This site contains information on the Bradley Method of childbirth and locations of instructors throughout the US.

American Academy of Pediatrics
One of the internet's most credible and complete sources of medical information for infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
A comprehensive site devoted to support of the childbearing family via the profession of nurse-midwifery.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Includes a physician directory to locate an ACOG physician anywhere in the U.S., wellness tips, latest research findings, patient education and much more. Some areas of site require ACOG membership to access.

Andrea Lythgoe
Wonderful website with research data, handouts, and more!

Association of Women's Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses is a not for profit association of 22,000 health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad who are dedicated to establishing and promoting the highest standards of nursing practice.

Baby Names at BabyChatter
Baby names, meanings and origins. Free baby stuff, coupons and special offers. It's what all the chatter is about!

Baby Milk Action
This non-profit organization aims to save lives and end the avoidable suffering caused by inappropriate infant feeding.

The Birth Facts
Links to abstracts and full text birth related articles.  No opinions.

Black Womens Health
Dedicated to the Health and wellness of today's African American woman! Check out their info on prenatal care and breastfeeding.

Born Too Soon Global Action Report from WHO
Provides first ever national, regional, and global estimates of preterm birth.

Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk  
The research & policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Breastfeeding Pharmacology 
Dr. Thomas W. Hale R.Ph., PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Texas Tech University School of Medicine.

Bright Future Lactation Resource Centre 
Includes information, resources, and articles about breastfeeding and lactation topics written by and for professionals and expert volunteers.

Carol's Mother & Baby Homepage
Website from the UK covering aspects of perinatal care including labor, cesareans, breastfeeding and bottle feeding.

Center for the Childbearing Year
Offers comprehensive, multi-media online childbirth preparation classes; DONA International birth and postpartum doula training; and continuing education for birth professionals. (Ann Arbor MI)

Childbirth Connection (Formerly Maternity Care Association)
Excellent articles about the latest childbirth research.

Coalition for Improvement of Maternity Services
The Initiative is an evidence-based document which provides guidelines for identifying and designating mother-friendly birth sites including hospitals, birth centers, and home-birth services.

The Compleat Mother 
A magazine about natural parenting, breastfeeding, pregnancy and childbirth.

A free public service supported by the University of Washington School of Medicine.  It is NOT designed to take the place of an actual CPR class or in-person demonstration/return demonstration.  No liability is assumed.

DONA International 
The official site of the DONA International. Browse to discover the role of the doula for birth and postpartum and to locate a doula in your area. Also learn how to become a Certified Doula and where to locate doula trainings.

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 about what the doula spirit is all about.

Express Yourself Mums in the UK: Breastfeeding & Breastpumps 
A site for specialist breastfeeding and expressing products, useful supplies of breastpumps and their accessories as well as baby art and gifts.

Family Paws Dog & Storks
is is dedicated to safe baby/child and K9 interaction right from the start!

Indiana Perinatal Network
"What makes us unique is our proven ability to bring together competing health systems, diverse disciplines, and public and private organizations to reach consensus on how to address complex issues affecting the health of women, infants and children in our state." 

International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE)
For those wishing to become a Board Certified Lactation Consultant, this site is a must. The primary purpose of International Board Certification is to benefit the public by setting standards for the lactation consultant profession.

International Cesarean Awareness Network
Finding support and care, education and advocacy.

International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)
Learn more about "family-centered maternity care." ICEA is the leading organization for certifying childbirth educators, birth doulas, and postpartum doulas. Information on locating a childbirth educator in your area as well as certification information, Position Papers and conferences can be found on this site. Check out their new workshop: Early Lactation Care Specialist.

La Leche League International
An organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.

Lamaze International (formerly ASPO/Lamaze)
Lamaze International is a leading organization in the field of childbirth education. On this site you can locate an instructor, obtain information about becoming a childbirth educator and the advanced training workshops, and much more.

Lamaze for Parents
Links to the Giving Birth with Confidence blog, video library, ask a professional, Six Steps for a Healthy Birth and PUSH for your baby!

Made In Water
Rent or purchase labor/birth pools for labouring in water or a water birth. The outer measurements are 150cm/135cm, which allow you to set up La 'Bassine' even in a small hospital room or a tiny cosy flat. Site includes information on water labor and books for labor and birth in water.

Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition
Breastfeeding support, provider + parent info, conferences and handouts.

Modern Stork
Good information site with experts to give info about baby.

Motherwear (maternity needs)
Providing nursing mothers with excellent quality, comfortable clothes.

OB/Gyn Net
information for lay and professionals A physician reviewed service offering medical professionals, women and industry a home for publishing, accessing information and global interaction.

Oregon Midwifery 
Learn more about midwives in Oregon, schools, resources, conferences, state midwifery council and Oregon State Board of Direct Entry Midwifery.

Postpartum Support International
Dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression, the most common complication of childbirth.

An exceptional site for those high risk mothers, those mothers who are on bedrest or the maternity health care professionals caring for these mothers.

Twin To Twin Transfusion Syndrome Foundation  
"dedicated to providing educational, emotional and financial support to families and caregivers before, during, and after pregnancies diagnosed with twin to twin transfusion syndrome. Dedicated to saving the babies, improving their future health and care, and keeping families together." See also The International Institute for the treatment of Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome.

Outstanding website with articles about vaginal birth after cesarean.

Jennifer Kamel is the Founder & Director of VBAC Fact, whose mission is to make hard-to-find, interesting, and pertinent information relative to cesarean/VBAC and post-cesarean issues.

World Health Organization (WHO)
Dedicated to promoting good health, integrating health and human development, ensuring equitable access to health services, protecting health, and preventing and controlling specific health problems.

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