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About Midwives

  • Oregon Midwifery Council
    OMC is a community of midwives, birth professionals, and families unified around a common passion for the health and well-being of mothers and babies.
  • American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
    ACNM provides research, accredits midwifery education programs, administers and promotes continuing education programs, establishes clinical practice standards, creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress.
  • International Confederation of Midwives
    An international non-governmental organization that unites 85 national midwives' associations from over 75 countries. It both represents and brings together the midwives of the world.
  • Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)
    The mission of MANA is to provide a nurturing forum for support and cooperation among midwives.
  • Midwifery Today
    A business that publishes a quarterly magazine, a quarterly newsletter and produces a weekly e-mail newsletter. In addition, Midwifery Today has produced and published several books, offers numerous educational aids, and presents domestic and international annual conferences.
  • National Association of Childbearing Centers
    A non-profit membership organization founded by the Maternity Center Association under a grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation of New York.

Baby Health

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics.
    Kudos to AAP for allowing public access to their association's Policy Statements, Clinical Reports, Clinical Practice Guidelines, and Technical Reports. Read the Academy's policy statements.
  • Women, Infant and Children - WIC
    The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children - better known as the WIC Program - serves to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.
  • Nurse-Family Partnership
    An evidence-based program available in Oregon in the following counties: Deschutes, Douglas, Jackson, Lane, Lincoln, Morrow, Multnomah, Umatilla, and Washington. Nurse-Family Partnership's maternal health program introduces vulnerable first-time parents to caring maternal and child health nurses. This program allows nurses to deliver the support first-time moms need to have a healthy pregnancy, become knowledgeable and responsible parents, and provide their babies with the best possible start in life. The relationship between mother and nurse provides the foundation for strong families, and lives are forever changed – for the better.
  • familydoctor.org
    Pregnancy and childbirth information, produced by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Breastfeeding

Childbirth Education

  • Birthing From Within
    Offers a soulful and holistic approach that prepares parents to birth-in-awareness.
  • The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth
    Dr. Robert Bradley's methods for natural childbirth, based on the pioneering work of Dr. Grantly Dick-Read.
  • Lamaze International
    The methods devised by Dr. Fernand Lamaze.
  • International Childbirth Education Association
    ICEA is an organization of over 4,000 members from throughout the United States and 42 countries who believe in freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of alternatives in family-centered maternity and newborn care.
  • MedlinePlus: Childbirth
    From the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health
  • VBAC.com
    Nicette Jukelevics' site for women considering vaginal birth after previous cesarean.

Doulas and other Maternity Support Services

  • Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Organization
    CAPPA is a non-profit international organization that was founded in 1998 to offer the highest level of professional membership and training to childbirth educators, lactation educators, labor doulas, antepartum doulas and postpartum doulas.
  • Doulas of North America
    The oldest and largest and doula association in the world. Promoting continuing education for doulas and provide a strong communication link among doulas and between doulas, families and the medical birthing community.
  • DoulaWorld
    A registry for doulas, and a resource for pregnant women.

Mental Health

  • Baby Blues Connection
    Our mission is to provide support, information and resources to women and families coping with pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders and to the professionals who serve them. Call Our FREE 24/7 Message Line at 1-800-557-8375 and get support via phone. We primarily serve the greater metro area of Portland, Oregon & Vancouver, Washington, but we are happy to help you no matter where you are.
  • Compassionate Friends
    Grief support network.

Pregnancy

Products

  • Biobands
    Anti-nausea wristbands.
  • Earth Mama Angel Baby
    Teas, bath herbs, gentle handmade soaps, salves and massage oils made from certified organic or organically grown herbs and oils, free from all artificial preservatives, fragrances or dyes.
  • Prenatal Cradle
    Maternity support wear.

Special Needs

Women's Health Care

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