For Parents



Birth360 is a free online educational resource for modern, straight-shooting pregnancy, childbirth and parenting information. Birth360 believes one of the most critical aspects of becoming a parent is distilling the information overload we have today and building confidence. Their informative content deliver insight, humor and solid tips on all aspects of your family’s growth. Hosted by Erica Lyon, author of The Big Book of Birth and renowned NYC pregnancy and parent educator you will actually enjoy learning about the transformative experience of pregnancy, birth and parenting. Birth 360




The Bradley Method series is designed for small classes with lots of individual attention. The standard length is 12 weeks covering 12 units of instruction. The Student Workbook is included with classes. It has over 130 pages with over 75 pictures and illustrations. Your local teacher of The Bradley Method is an independent affiliated instructor. Classes include information on prenatal nutrition and exercise, relaxation for an easier birth, birth plans, and husbands as coaches. The Bradley Method


zzzzzThe Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York (CEA/MNY)
is a nonprofit organization of childbirth professionals and consumer advocates who have been proudly committed to serving the birthing community since 1972. CEA/MNY has a nationally recognized Teacher Certification Program; our instructors are the first choice for women who are seeking information and education about their pregnancy and childbirth needs. CEA


colageChildren of Lesbian and gays Everywhere (COLAGE) unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities. COLAGE




images-2Hypnobirthing-The Mongan Method teaches you that in the absence of fear and tension or special medical circumstances, severe pain does not have to be an accompainment of labor.  Hypnobirthing provides information on how the birthing muscles work in perfect harmony when your body is sufficiently relaxed. You will learn how to achieve this kind of relaxation, free of the resistance that fear creates, and you will learn your natural birthing instincts for a calm and comfortable birth. Hypnobirthing



imgres-2The International Birth & Wellness Project is a health and social service entity designed to educate and support women and families towards a healthier pregnancy, birth, post-partum and parenting experience.  They are a collective of health professionals focused on providing holistic services during the childbearing years.  IBWP


imgresThe International Childbirth Education Association  is a professional organization that supports educators and other health care providers who believe in freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of alternatives in family-centered maternity and newborn care. Since its formation in 1960, ICEA members and member groups have remained autonomous, establishing their own policies and creating their own programs. There are no membership requirements for individuals other than a commitment to family-centered maternity care and the philosophy of freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of alternatives in childbirth. ICEA



IC_color_head1-300x61It’s Conceivable: The Path to Parenting Isn’t Always Straight provides clear, no frills, pregnancy and parenting information to the GLBTQ community. They provide valuable educational resources on issues revolving gay parenting- ranging from fertility centers and artificial insemination to surrogacy and adoption. It’s Conceivable 


images-1Lamaze International is a nonprofit organization that promotes a natural, healthy and safe approach to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting. Lamaze education and practices are based on the best, most current medical evidence available. They can help reduce the use of unnecessary interventions and improve overall outcomes for mothers and babies. Working closely with their families, health care providers and Lamaze educators, millions of pregnant women have achieved their desired childbirth outcomes using their practices Lamaze


meacThe Midwifery Education Accreditation Council’s mission is to promote excellence in midwifery education through accreditation. It creates standards and criteria for the education of midwives. MEAC standards incorporate the nationally recognized core competencies and guiding principles set by the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), International Confederation of Midwives (ICM),  and the requirements for national certification of the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM).  MEAC’s accreditation criteria for midwifery education programs reflect the unique components and philosophy of the Midwives Model of Care.  MEAC



The National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health provides national leadership to the maternal and child health community in three key areas: program development, education, and state-of-the-art knowledge to improve the health and well-being of the nation’s children and families. NCEMCH