|Preparing for Birth|
These links provide you with information on preparing yourself for childbirth.
| ||Maternity Center Association|
MCA supports the rights of chilbearing women and supports women supporting women during childbirth.
| ||American Association of Birth Centers|
American Association of Birth Centers striving to assure access to a wellness model of affordable, quality maternity care.
Birth is a natural process, not a medical procedure. Numerous topics related to childbearing.
| ||Informacion en Espanol|
| ||Baby Center|
A wealth of information of pregnancy, labor, fetal growth and developement, birth, and parenting.
| ||Midwifery Information|
A complete resource for professional and childbearing women
| ||Community-Based Nurse-Midwifery Education Program|
A school rich is history and the first midwifery school in the U.S. Also my Alma Mater
| ||Birth Cells|
All babies are entitled to the lifegiving potential of their own blood. Ask your midwife to collect blood from the umbilical cord after the birth of your baby. These stem cells can be used in place of bone marrow transplants to treat many life-threatening diseases including cancer, leukemia, sickle cell anemia, and sever combined immunodeficiency diseases and more..
| ||Ask Dr. Gayle-author of Making Healthy Families|
Many helpful resources
|Midwifery General Information|
These links contain general information about Midwifery.
| ||Midwifery Today|
This is the web site for Midwifery Today, a midwifery publication.
| ||Cutting Edge Press|
Information on Birth Balls, Doulas, labor support, etc.
The American College of Nurse-Midwives web site.
| ||National Women's Health Network|
Over 300 pages of women's health information ....
The network plays the dual role of educator and advocate/watchdog for women's health issues. Also investigations into commercial initiatives that pose risks to women's health....
| ||Breast Cancer|
A partnership of 17 national public service organizations, and other groups working to raise awareness of the importance of early detection of breast cancer
| ||Ovarian Cancer|
A consumer led organization that unites ovarian cancer grassroots activists, women's health advocates, health care providers, and researchers in the fight against ovarian cancer.
| ||C. Northrup MD|
Dr. C. Northrup is an author and OB/GYN. She has a vast knowledge of women's health care and a holistic approach to various concerns related to a large variety of topics of interest to women of all ages.
|Grief, Loss, and Unexpected Outcomes|
The following links provide you with information to help you cope with grief, loss, or unexpected outcomes.
| ||Pregnancy grief and loss|
A multitude of information for parents experiencing the loss of a baby from miscarriage, stillbirth, or any loss.
The following links contain general miscellaneous information.
| ||Stork Net|
Web site for pregnancy and parenting.
Organic diapers, bedding and more.
| ||The Attachments Catalog|
Birth announcements, notecards, and more.
Information to aid in breastfeeding and products to assist the breastfeeding family.
| ||Laleche League|
An international organization for the promotion of breastfeeding and family with woman to woman support
Information for the breastfeeding family and much more.
| ||Breastfeeding Essentials|
Products for the breastfeeding family.
|Informacion en Espanol|
Educacion Para el Parto,
La Lactancia Materna,
y El Embarazo
| ||Informacion en Espanol|
La Lactania Materna,
El Embarazo, y mas
A strong anti-circumcision viewpoint
Information and education for women as they approach the natural cessation of menstuation. There is life after 50....
| ||National Institute of Health|
Links to many sites..Women's health and health care for the entire family and community.
| ||North America Menopause Society|
| ||Minnie Pauz|
A humerous and education look at women and their families as menopause begins. The transformation can be met with humor, verve, and enthusiasm....
| ||Women's Health|
Online resource for women's health news.
Sites for information on depression.
| ||National Mental Health Association|
Information on depression and a screening tool.
| ||Nurse Midwifery Education|
Information about the Community Based Nurse Midwifery Education Program.
My Alma Mater!
| ||Center for Young Women's Health|
From the Children's Hospital of Boston this site offers a list of topics on taking oral contraceptives for irregular periods and acne to a guide to polycystic ovary syndrome... Many available in English and Spanish...
| ||Teen Advice Online|
A network of peers from around the globe ages 13 and older. This site offers articles written by peer counselors and an archive of previously answered questions.
| ||Girls Inc.|
A national organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. For girls age 6-18.
|Midwest Health Partners|
Northeast Nebraska's Clinic for the entire family. Many specialties including Midwifery of course.
Take a look...
| ||Midwest Health Partners|
Information for women prior to conception
| ||Folic Acid and prevention of Birth Defects|
If women took folic acid 3 months prior to conception, 70% of the birth defects we see wouldn't happen!!!!
400 micrograms (0.4 mgm) of Folic Acid is the required amount. Some women need more if they have certain histories or medical conditions. Check with your midwife or physician....Even most over the counter prenatal vitamins have this amount of folic acid...
|Complementary and Alternative Medicine|
Multiple sources of Quality info on alternative and complementary medicine
National Library of Medicine: PubMed (free internet access to MEDLINE)
National center for complementary and Alternative Medicine...NIH
| ||Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies.|
Critiques of currently published clinical CAM research
| ||Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality|
Evidence-based Practice Guidelines
| ||The Cochrane Library|
Various addresses for information of the adoption option..
| ||Lutheran Family Services|
| ||Adoption Links Worldwide|
| ||A lifetime adoption facilatation center|