Professional Organizations

 

KGHypnobirthing: www.kghypnobirthing.com

APPPAH (Association for Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health) www.birthpsychology.com/apppah

CIMS (Coalition for Improvement of Maternity Services) www.motherfriendly.org

Lamaze International: www.lamaze.org

AIMS (Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services): www.aims.org.uk – helpline@aims.org.uk

 

Other authoritative resources

 

EBB (Evidence Based Birth): www.evidencebasedbirth.com

Childbirth Connection: www.childbirthconnection.org

Spinning Babies (for breech babies): www.spinningbabies.com

Homebirth: www.homebirth.org.uk

Blogs

 

Sarah Wickham (Midwife) www.sarawickham.com

Sarah Buckley (MD) www.sarahbuckley.com/

Research Sites

 

The Cochrane Library (subscription): www.cochranelibrary.com/

Pubmed (free): www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed

Breastfeeding

 

La Leche League (mom to mom support): www.llli.org/

ILCA (International Lactation Consultant Association): http://www.ilca.org/

 

Books

 

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

Spiritual midwifery by Ina May Gaskin

Primal Health by Michel Odent

The Hypnobirthing Book by Katharine Graves

The Basic Needs of a Woman in Labour by Ruth Ehrhardt

 

 

Booklets available from AIMS

 

  • Home Birth
  • Breech Birth
  • Birth after Cesarean
  • Induction-Intervention
  • Am I Allowed?
  • Vitamin K and the Newborn
  • Group Strep B
  • What’s Right for Me?
  • Ultrasound? Unsound!
  • Birthing Your Baby: The Second Stage
  • Delivering Your Placenta
  • Choosing a Water Birth

 

 

 

 

 

Fundamental articles

 

“But what if…” www.homebirth.org.uk/whatif.htm

“Safer birth in a barn?” by Beth Barbeau www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/saferbirthinabarn.asp

“Out of the laboratory: Back to the darkened room” by Tricia Anderson
www.pregnancy.com.au/birth-choices/homebirth/out-of-the-laboratory-back-to-the-darkened-room.shtml