Links

Below you will find some of my favorite sites.

Birth

www.gentlebirth.org : A great site that contains the archived information from a popular midwifery mailing list. You can look up almost any pregnancy- or birth-related topic.
www.tolabor.com : the Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators; they train and certify doulas and childbirth teachers
www.waterbirth.org : The site for Waterbirth International
www.waterbirthinfo.com : another waterbirth info site
www.childbirth.org : An educational site about pregnancy and childbirth
www.homebirth.org.uk/homebirthindex.htm : Index of research on Homebirth
www.socalbirth.org/shelly/whynat.htm : a lovely description of Why Natural Birth is important.
www.efn.org/~djz/birth/obmyth/epis.html: Information from researcher Henci Goer on the truth about episiotomy
http://www.homebirth.org.uk/ofp.htm: Great information about Optimal Fetal Positioning – very important for avoiding a long, ineffective labor or a posterior baby
http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/abstract/330/7505/1416 : the results of a large prospective study in North America, documenting the outcomes of planned home births with certified professional midwives, published in the British Medical Journal
http://spinningbabies.com/ : Information on optimal fetal positioning for a better labor

Midwifery

www.mana.org : The homepage of the Midwive’s Alliance of North America
www.cfmidwifery.org : The homepage of Citizens for Midwifery, a support and advocacy group for Midwives.
http://narm.org/ : The website of the North American Registry of Midwives, the certifying body for Certified Professional Midwives. Learn here how to become a CPM.

Breastfeeding

http://www.llli.org/resources.html : The leading authority on breastfeeding, they can help you find a local leader to answer your questions.
http://www.breastfeedingonline.com/ : The website of Dr Jack Newman, a leading authority on breastfeeding. He has some great articles here.

Parenting

https://neuroanthropology.net/2008/12/21/cosleeping-and-biological-imperatives-why-human-babies-do-not-and-should-not-sleep-alone/ : A great article on the biological importance of bed-sharing, and how to do it safely
www.compleatmother.com: A wonderful site containing most of the text of the radical parenting magazine, Compleat Mother. Lots of great info, well worth the read!
http://www.drmomma.org/2009/07/co-sleeping-children-should-sleep-with.html : Safety and wisdom of bed-sharing

Circumcision

www.nocirc.org : The website of a leading anti-circumcision group, with lots of links and information
http://www.mothersagainstcirc.org/
http://www.cirp.org/
http://www.circumstitions.com/Itsaboy.html

Homeopathy Links

www.homeopathic.org : The website of the National Center for Homeopathy

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