Take Action
  • The Birth Survey
    The purpose of The Birth Survey is to provide women with a venue to give feedback about their birth experiences with specific doctors, midwives, hospitals and birth centers. Women nationwide who've given birth from 2005 forward are invited to answer the survey. Please take time to complete the survey and invite your friends, family and co-workers to complete it, too.


Local
  • Bay Area Birth Information
    Birth and parenting professionals who provide evidence-based care. BABI also provides educational events for expectant and new parents.
  • Bay Area Mothers' Clubs
    Bay Area mothers' clubs directory
  • Blossom Birth Services
    Palo Alto based educational resource center for expectant and new families.
  • Harmony Birth & Family
    Campbell-based educational resources for families during the childbearing years.
  • Newbold Chiropractic
    World class care for families through-out the life cycle - from newborns through the elderly. Newbold Chiropractic is dedicated to promoting healthy living through chiropractic care, active release technique, massage, exercise and education.
  • Abundance Health Acupuncture
    Traditional Chinese Medicine ~ Nutritional Therapy ~ Yoga Specializing in Fertility, Child Wellness, Chronic Pain, and Mental Health


Internet
  • American Association of Birth Centers
    Provides information about benefits of and locations of free-standing birth centers.
  • Association of Pre & Perinatal Psychology & Health
    Wealth of articles that explore holistic development of babies and parents from pre-conception through the postpartum period and focus on the profound influence on health and human behavior of experiences during this time frame. Embraces babies as sentient beings best nurtured when mothers are provided a supportive and healthy prenatal environment in which their choices are respected.
  • Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative
    WHO/UNICEF initiative that outlines policies and practices that allow parents to make informed choices about how they feed and care for their babies. Identifies hospitals and birth centers who implement the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.
  • Berkeley Parents Network
    Berkeley Parents Network is a non-profit parent-to-parent network for the San Francisco Bay Area. Our mission is to help local parents support each other.
  • Birthing from Within Childbirth Mentoring
    A soulful and creative approach to preparing to birth and parent in awareness.
  • Center for Nonviolent Communication
    A global organization helping people connect compassionately with themselves and one another through nonviolent communication language, created by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
  • Childbirth Connections
    Committed to improving maternity care for women and infants by helping women and health professionals make informed maternity care decisions.
  • Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
    Provides guidelines for identifying and establishing mother-friendly childbirth practices. Provides Ten Steps to Ask to determine if your birth location is mother-friendly.
  • Dr Thomas Hale - Breastfeeding Pharmacology
    Dr. Hale is an expert in the use of medications by breastfeeding women. This link includes Q&A forums as well as articles on the subject.
  • Dr. Jack Newman - Breastfeeding
    Pediatrician renowned for evidence-based information about and support for breastfeeding.
  • Midwifery Today
    Midwifery articles and information.
  • Mothering Magazine
    Articles and information regarding pregnancy, birth and parenting with a natural, holistic approach.
  • Pregnancy, Birth, Postpartum & Newborn Care (.pdf)
    World Health Organization document that provides evidence-based recommendations to guide health care professionals in women's care during pregnancy, birth, postpartum and newborns during their first week of life.
  • Resources for Infant Educarers - RIE
    Through our approach which honors infants and young children as equal members in relationships, we are dedicated to creating a culture of people who are authentic, resourceful and respectful. Our work is inspired by the natural integrity of infants and the formative power of relationships in their lives.
  • Weston A Price Foundation
    Shares the research of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston Price, whose studies of isolated nonindustrialized peoples established the parameters of human health and determined the optimum characteristics of human diets.  Dr. Price's research demonstrated that humans achieve perfect physical form and perfect health generation after generation only when they consume nutrient-dense whole foods and the vital fat-soluble activators found exclusively in animal fats.  Includes many helpful articles on nuitrition for women and children among others.



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