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Organizations and Resources on Childbirth and Midwifery


Breastfeeding | Midwifery and Doulas | Midwifery-related Organizations | Waterbirthing and Other Alternatives | Women's Health | General Medical | General Pregnancy & Childbirth | Birth-related Organizations | Government Info | International | Parenting


Dr. Newman's Breastfeeding Handouts

La Leche League

Midwifery and Doulas

Ace Graphics - Midwifery site from Australia

ACNM Certification Council, Inc.

All about Martha Ballard, an 18th century midwife.


Birth Partners - Find a Midwife

Birth Seekers A mailing list for birth professionals struggling with infertility.

CoMadres Institute Aquatic Prenatal Exercise and Midwifery Services

The Doula Circle - Ginny Potter, CD

Doulas of North America (DONA)

Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, published by ACNM

Midwifery Today


Nursing Excellence

OBGYN.net: For Obstetrics & Gynecology Practitioners

You might be a midwife if... [humor]

Midwifery-related Organizations

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)

California Association of Midwives

International Confederation of Midwives

Midwives Alliance of North America

Northwest Area Childbirth Educators Forum

Waterbirthing and Other Alternatives

Active Birth Center - Janet Balaskas

Andaluz Waterbirth Center

The Bradley Method Childbirth Education

Gentle Birth.org Waterbirth Archives

Waterbirth International

General Pregnancy & Childbirth

All books by Sheila Kitzinger

Birth/Rebirthing by Binnie Dansby

Canadian Childbirth Teaching Aids

Coalition for Improving Maternity Services

Childbirth Resources - Cordelia Hanna, CCE

Links to various pregnancy clinical practice guidelines

OBGYN.net: For Obstetrics & Gynecology Practitioners

Online Birth Center

Interactive Pregnancy Calendar

The Visible Embryo

Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group Abstracts of Cochrane Reviews

AboutSmiles Offers information on fostering good oral health from birth.

ePregnancy.com articles, interactive features, forums and other ideas and resources

Birth-related Organizations

The Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators
PO Box 382724
Cambridge, MA 02238

Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing

BirthWorks Childbirth Education
42 Tallowood Drive
Medford, NJ 08033

Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association

International Childbirth Education Association

La Leche League International

Maternity Center Association

National Association of Childbearing Centers

National Association of Postpartum Care Services
8910 299th Pl. SW
Edmonds, WA 98026

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health

National Council on Folic Acid explains why getting enough folic acid during pregnancy is important.

National Perinatal Association





Birthing group of mother, midwife and helper, West Mexico, Jalisco. Terminal Preclassic 200 BC-AD300. Courtesy of the St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO.


Women's Health

National Women's Health Information Center, sponsored by the U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services

National Women's Health Resource Center, a non-profit which includes a corporate advisory board made up of pharmaceutical companies

National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC)
Our Bodies, Ourselves, the health book by women for women

Parenting Sites


Home Based Working Moms

Kids Health

National Parent Information Network

Parenthood Web

Positive Parenting

Work at Home Moms

Working Moms Refuge

General Medical Information

Bright Futures Offers guidance for providing health services to children and their families.

Academic Journals Directory

HealthGate - Health information, free Medline access.

Government Information Resources

HRSA Office of Women's Health

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

MEDLINEplus Find information on hundreds of diseases, conditions, and wellness issues.

The National Library of Medicine

Nursing on the Net: Health Care Resources You Can Use

Online Images from the History of Medicine

THOMAS at the Library of Congress: full-text legislative information

The Visible Human Project

International Resources


Search POPLINE: Abstracts of articles on population, family-planning, fertility, maternal and child health, with a primarily international focus.

Nursing & Health Care Resources on the Net

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action

World Health Organization

The Nursing Connection

See also: the ACNM International Health Committee