Here you will find links to additional resources and information:
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
www.midwife.org: American College of Nurse-Midwives
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
www.lalecheleague.org : 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.
www.nd.edu/~jmckenn1/lab/culturalarticle.html : An article that compares attitudes on co-sleeping between various cultures. Very thought-provoking!
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
www.nocirc.org : The website of a leading anti-circumcision group, with lots of links and information
www.homeopathic.org : The website of the National Center for Homeopathy