Pregnancy and Childbirth
 
  • Mothers advocate

This website offers free video clips and print materials that will educate and inform you on how to have the birth you want for you and your baby.

http://www.mothersadvocate.org/index.htm

 

  • Childbirth connection

 Evidence-based information about pregnancy, labor and birth, and postpartum. A non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of maternity care.

http://www.childbirthconnection.org/

 

  • Mothering

The magazine covers alternative childbirth options, and advocates breastfeeding, alternative education, homeschooling, co-sleeping and open discussion about the risks and benefits of vaccination.

http://www.mothering.com/

 

  • Choices in Childbirth

This website offers workshops, tools, and resources to help expecting moms evaluate the many options for where, how, and with whom to birth and increase access to childbirth services that support healthy birth outcomes.

http://choicesinchildbirth.org/

 

  • Evidence Based Birth

This website mission is to get the research evidence on birth into the hands of mothers and families, inspiring them to make more informed decisions about their care during childbirth.

http://evidencebasedbirth.com/

 

  • Giving Birth Naturally

This site provides evidence-based resources from a variety of reputable sources: peer-reviewed research, scientific journals, government statistics, & guidelines for prenatal and postpartum care.

http://www.givingbirthnaturally.com/

 

  • Mothers naturally

Learn about natural childbirth and get your questions answered.

http://www.mothersnaturally.org/

 

  • Mother friendly  CIMS

CIMS Coalition for Improving Maternity Services. Their mission is to promote a wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce costs. Many good articles full of useful birthing information. Free mother-friendly documents and downloads.

http://www.motherfriendly.org/

 

  • Giving birth with confidence

A Lamaze blog for real women sharing stories, finding answers and supporting each other.

http://www.givingbirthwithconfidence.org/

 

  • March of dimes

We help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.

http://www.marchofdimes.org/index.aspx

 

  • Babycenter

Find information about pregnancy, children's health, parenting & more. 

http://www.babycenter.com/

 

  • The bump

Get pregnancy information, baby advice and parenting tips. Join parenting forums.

http://www.thebump.com/

 

  • Penny Simkin       Local

She is a physical therapist who has specialized in childbirth education and labor support. She producer of several birth related films and is the author of many books and articles on birth for both parents and professionals. We are honored that she lives in Seattle.

https://www.pennysimkin.com/

 

  • Henci Goer

Award-winning medical writer and internationally known speaker, is an acknowledged expert on evidence-based maternity care. Informed choices in childbirth.

http://www.hencigoer.com/

 

  • Spinning babies

Easier childbirth with fetal positioning. Mom's job is to dilate, but baby' s job is to rotate. When baby's job is easier, labor is easier for mother as well.

http://spinningbabies.com/

 

  • Coalition for Breech Birth

Organization advocating for the re-normalization of vaginal breech birth. This site provides information, networking, and support to women and their families as they prepare for the birth of their breech babies, and facilitate training and networking opportunities for birth care providers who wish to support informed choice in breech birth.

http://www.breechbirth.ca/Welcome.html

 

  •  Circumcisión

Circumcision Resource Center is a nonprofit educational organization with the purpose of informing the public and professionals about the practice of male circumcision. The mission is to raise awareness and facilitate healing.

http://www.circumcision.org/

 

  • ICAN International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc

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 (VBAC).

http://www.ican-online.org/

http://icanseattle.wordpress.com/      Local

 

  • VBAC

This site provides childbearing women and maternity care professionals access to evidence-based resources, educational materials, and support for VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) and cesarean prevention.

http://www.vbac.com/

 

  • Parent help 123     Local

Helping families in Washington State find programs and resourses.

http://www.parenthelp123.org/

 

  • WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)     Local

WIC is healthy food and a lot more. WIC is a nutrition program for pregnant women, new and breastfeeding moms, and children under 5.

http://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/WIC

 

  • Next Step     Local

Next Step Pregnancy Services in Lynnwood is a non-profit agency serving those who face unplanned pregnancies ~ regardless of race, color, creed, religion or marital status. All services are provided free of charge.

17602 Highway 99, Suite 170  Lynnwood, WA

Phone (425) 329-4569 or free  866-892-5125

http://www.nextstepnw.com/

 

  • Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS)     Local

This nonprofit organization has helped parents connect and grow as they begin their journey into parenthood. PEPS parent support programs educate, inform and create community. We've become a vital resource for new mothers and new fathers in the Puget Sound region, with parent groups serving thousands of families annually.

http://www.peps.org/

 

  • The Great Starts Guide      Local 

The Great Starts Guide is a FREE, downloadable magazine. a consumer guide to help you choose what’s best for you. It includes articles on the different types of childbirth providers and birth places, summaries of recommendations on what policies, services and intervention rates you should look for, and survey responses and quotes from new parents about how they feel about the care they received.

Download the Great Starts Guide for King County with results from our local survey.

A report from Parent Trust for Washington Children.

http://www.parenttrust.org

 

Helpful Resources

 

After many hours scouring the world wide web, I made this selection of pages that I found very interesting to share with you moms waiting for their little angel. Enjoy as much as I enjoy the power of information. 

I'm just suggesting these sites. The use of the information for each site is at your own discretion and responsibility.

The Local sites are resources of our locality, Washington State.

 

 

Doulas
 
  • DONA  Doula’s of North America

DONA International doulas can be found around the globe. To find a DONA International certified doula near you, use this easy online doula locator.

http://www.dona.org/

 

  • DoulaMatch 

Find your perfect doula. With over 6,000 doula profiles, you can review education, certification, fees and special services offered. Read reviews from other families who used the doula you’re considering.

http://doulamatch.net/

 

  • Open Arms Perinatal Services     Local

It is a local nonprofit organization that provides free birth doulas for low income pregnant . I am part of that group of doulas.

2524 16th Ave South, Suite 207A

Seattle, WA 98144

(206) 723-6868

http://www.openarmsps.org/

Birth plan
 
  • Birth plan creator 

List categorized with interactive control options to build your birth plan. Very complete, many options, and once finished  ready to print.

http://www.pregnancyandbaby.com/calendars/articles/937331/birth-plan-creator

 

  • The bump Birth Plan 

PDF ready to print and complete.

http://images.thebump.com/tools/pdfs/birth_plan.pdf

 

 

Childbirth Education 
 
  •  Birthing from Within

http://www.birthingfromwithin.com/

 

  • HypnoBabies

https://www.hypnobabies.com/

 

  • HypnoBirthding

http://www.hypnobirthing.com/

 

  • Lamaze International 

http://www.lamaze.org/

 

  • The Bradley Method

http://www.bradleybirth.com/

 

  • WaterBirth International

http://www.waterbirth.org/

 

 

 

 

 
Lactation
 
  • La Leche League International

The  mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

http://www.llli.org/

http://www.lllofwa.org/       Local

 

  • Kellymom

Evidence- based breastfeeding and parenting.

http://kellymom.com/

 

  • Breastfeeding made simple

Website for this breastfeeding book. The 7 Natural Laws of Breastfeeding.

http://www.breastfeedingmadesimple.com/

 

  • E-lactancia

Information on compatibility of medicines and other products with breastfeeding.

http://e-lactancia.org/

 

Postpartum
 
  • Postpartum Support International (PSI)

Website dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression, the most common complication of childbirth. 

http://postpartum.net/

 

  • Postpartum Support  International of Washington (inglés)     Local

Pregnancy and postpartum Mood Disorders (PPMD). Each family who reaches out to us-learn that they are not alone, and that treatment and help is available. Support groups in Washington State.

For support, call 1.888.404.7763 

http://www.ppmdsupport.com/

 

  • “This is Not What I Expected”     Local

This support group provides emotional care for new mothers and families experiencing postpartum distress. This free support group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month from 7-9 pm. 

For more information call to EvergreenHealth Postpartum Care Center,  (425) 899-3602.

http://www.solaceformothers.org/

 

  • Online PPMD Support Group

The purpose of this website is to offer information, support and assistance to those dealing with postpartum mood disorders, their families, friends, physicians and counselors.

http://www.ppdsupportpage.com/

 

  • Speak up when you're down      Local

The Washington State Postpartum Depression Awareness Campaign. This website contains basic information about PPD, support group contact information, brochures, internet links, a research section.

http://www.del.wa.gov/development/strengthening/speakup.aspx

https://del.wa.gov/sites/default/files/imported/publications/partnerships/docs/PPDbrochure_English.pdf

 

 

Apps

 

  • Baby Center

Pregnancy app

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.babycenter.pregnancytracker&hl=en

 

  • The Bump 

Pregnancy app

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xogrp.thebump&hl=en

 

  • Sprout

Pregnancy app

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mas.apps.pregnancy&hl=en

 

  • Happy Pregnancy Ticker

Pregnancy app

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tracker.happypregnancy&hl=en

 

  • Contraction Timer

Easily time labor contractions.

 

  • Fetal movement monitor or Baby Kicks

Help you keep track of the fetus fetal movement.

 

  • Kegel Exerciser

Sessions easy to follow and daily reminders that will strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor.                      

  • Baby names

Name ideas. See the details of each name.  

               

  • Period tracker

registration menstrual period.

                                                       

"Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers- strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength."
                                                                                    -  Barbara Katz Rothman, PhD
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