- 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.
- 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.
Pregnancy and childbirth information, produced by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
- International Lactation Consultant Association
Find an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in your area.
- La Leche League.
Mother-to-mother support for breastfeeding.
- La Leche League en Espanol!
Mother-to-mother support for breastfeeding in Spanish.
- Oregon Health Authority: Breastfeeding Laws
Both Oregon and Federal laws ensure workplace support for breastfeeding mothers. This page includes Oregon and Federal workplace laws; reporting a problem/getting help with workplace accommodation; laws for the right to breastfeed in public; public pool regulations; and jury duty exemption.
- 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
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.
A registry for doulas, and a resource for pregnant women.
- 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.
- The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI)
A nonprofit organization focused on sexual and reproductive health research, policy analysis and public education.
- MedlinePlus: Pregnancy
From the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
- The National Childbirth Trust (NCT)
From the UK - offers support in pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood.
- 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.
- Alliance of Genetic Support Groups
A coalition of hundreds of genetic advocacy organizations, health professionals, clinics, hospitals and companies.
- The March of Dimes
Saving babies, together... since 1946.
A resource for information and support for infertility.
Women's Health Care
- The American Cancer Society
Information about Pap Smears and Cervical Cancer.
- Centers for Disease Control Office of Women's Health
In English and Spanish.
- Our Bodies Ourselves
The support website for the ground-breaking book, Our Bodies, Ourselves, by the Boston Women's Health Book Collective. Contains many excerpts from the book.
- Planned Parenthood
Information about women's health and contraception. They speak Spanish!
- Reproductive Health Access Project
Fact sheets and resources for contraception.
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