Birth Resources

zzBaby Birth & Beyond Baby Birth and Beyond is owned by the Arts Family of Hayden Idaho.  Justin and Heather Arts are the son and daughter in-law of Inga Arts, the previous owner. Inga is a Licensed Professional Midwife and owner of Dayspring Midwifery, a free standing birth center.  We are here to provide quality product and excellent customer service. Order products, waterbirth supplies, midwife equipment, diagnostic equipment and more. BabyBirth&Beyond


l-300x300Birth Matters NYC was founded in 2009 by Lisa Greaves Taylor, CCE, CD (DONA). This organization offers childbirth preparation classes and labor help (doula) services. Lisa has been certified in childbirth education and a board member of Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York (CEA/MNY).  She believes in helping women through the process of labor in any type of setting. Birth Matters NYC



bnlogoBirthing Naturally  strives to maintain a helpful and encouraging environment where families can explore their options, test their new skills, find support and prepare for the upcoming changes of a new baby. It is a free source of information about pregnancy and birth. Originally created for American families in 2000, the website now includes information relevant to an international audience.  Birthing Naturally


imgresBirthNetwork National is a growing movement of birth activists striving to bring peace and dignity to birth by helping empower women to make informed choices about their maternity care.  They started as one chapter in Southesast Michigan and evolved into a national organization with many chapters across the country. BirthNetwork




Choices in Childbirth is a non-profit organization that is a national leader in consumer advocacy and outreach for women and their families. At CiC we believe that every woman deserves a safe, respectful and deeply fulfilling birth experience. We help women make informed decisions about where, how and with whom to birth and ensure that they have access to the full range of birth options. CiC constantly strives to improve maternity care across the country and to ensure that the birth of each child is treated with the reverence that it deserves.  Choices



woman-logoSince 1918, Childbirth Connection (known as Maternity Center Association, or MCA, until 2005) has worked as a national not-for-profit organization to improve the quality of maternity care through research, education, advocacy, and demonstration of maternity innovations. During this time, our organization has fostered the establishment of leading organizations in the field, carried out media outreach, and developed a broad range of clinical, educational and advocacy programs; dozens of consumer and professional publications; many conferences and symposia; and numerous surveys and program evaluations. Childbirth Connection



Circumcision Resource Center is a nonprofit educational organization with the purpose of informing the public and professionals about the practice of male circumcision. Our mission is to raise awareness and facilitate healing. Since 1991, the Center has been a valuable source of male circumcision information for parents and children’s advocates; childbirth educators and allied professionals; medical, mental health, and academic people; Jews; and others. Circumcision Center


CFM_c_sCitizens for Midwifery is 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! Citizens for Midwifery


download (3)The Holistic Moms Network is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization connecting parents who are interested in holistic health and green living. We encourage moms to trust their instincts, parent from the heart, use their innate sense of what is best for their children, live in balance with the Earth, and learn about the pros and cons of all healthcare and parenting options. Holistic Moms Network



Improving-Birth-Logo-H-CImproving Birth is a cross-section of the 9 out of 10 American mothers whose bodies and babies have been put at risk by non-evidence-based maternity care. All of us come to this cause with a passion born from experience. All of us have seen what outdated, unscientific care does to mothers and babies. Those of us who haven’t been pressured into procedures, practices, or drugs that increased health risks to us and our babies, well, we’ve seen it happen to our friends and family. In 2012, Improving Birth grew tremendously. We started as a local group of moms from San Diego and expanded to thousands upon thousands of supporters, contributors, and members—not just in the United States, but around the world. Our leadership team expanded to bring even more strategy and talent to our organization, and amazing volunteers stepped up to help us reach our goals. Improving Birth


download (2)The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. ICAN



 zzMothers of Supertwins (MOST) is a community of families, volunteers and professionals founded in 1987, is the leading national nonprofit provider of support, education and research on higher-order multiple births. MOST’s mission is to advocate for quality prenatal care, promote healthy deliveries, and supply information to all multiple birth families in order to support parenting through every phase of their children’s development. MOST

zzzMothers Naturally is a public education program from the Midwives Alliance of North America. The goal of Mothers Naturally is to increase the number of safe and positive births by educating and informing the public about natural birth options and empowering women to make pregnancy and birth choices appropriate for their lives. As a leader in midwifery, MANA has been at the forefront of developing midwifery credentialing and educational organizations.  MANA




Stork and Cradle was founded by Tamara Hawkins who earned a nursing degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. After earning this degree she decided to become a Lamaze instructor, support specialist, holistic heath counselor, and lactation consultant. She helps women with decisions made throughout a pregnancy and builds the confidence in taking care of a newborn baby. This organization wants to empower women and their partners. Stork & Cradle



VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) is a safe alternative to a routine repeat cesarean. Our aim is to provide evidence-based  resources and support about VBAC  from a variety of sources; scientific studies, professional guidelines, government reports, birth advocacy groups, as well as successful and established VBAC programs. Our goal is to help women make informed decisions about how they want to give birth. This site can also be a valuable educational resource for childbirth educators, nurses, midwives, doulas (professional labor assistants), and physicians. VBAC



wbiWaterbirth International was founded in 1998 with one purpose in mind: To make waterbirth an available option for awll women. To accomplish that incredible vision changes have to be made to the way we treat women in labor and the way we welcome babies into this world. To that end, Waterbirth International has been working non-stop for almost two decades providing education, training, programs, consultations and referrals for parents and practitioners alike in the US and across the globe.  Waterbirth International