"I truly trust the birth process and believe that most women have the inherent ability to birth babies with ease. The key is continuous emotional support that keeps the fear away during birth."
Info for Expecting/New Parents
Here is a list of some of my favorite links about Pregnancy, Childbirth, Postpartum and issues I feel important for the empowerment of the birthing woman. I hope this list helps you in the education of this amazing time in your life. If you have suggestions about other sites to include, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filmmaker David Stark has produced beautiful DVDs relating to Breastfeeding and Infant Massage.
The Tatia Oden
Foundation is dedicated to empowering women, specifically in the area of
childbirth and pregnancy. We are
dedicated to saving the
lives of those giving life to others.
The Tatia Oden French
Memorial Foundation is presently
focusing on the issues
of informed consent, the off-label use of drugs, and maternal mortality.
Black Women Birthing Justice is a collective of African-American,
African, Caribbean and multiracial women who are committed to
transforming birthing experiences for Black women. Our vision is that
that every woman should have an empowering birthing experience free of
unnecessary medical interventions. Our goals are to educate women to
advocate for themselves, to document birth stories and to raise
awareness about birthing alternatives. We aim to challenge medical
violence, rebuild women’s confidence in giving birth naturally and
decrease disproportionate maternal mortality.
Executive Producer Ricki Lake and Filmmaker Abby Epstein follow their
landmark documentary, The Business of Being Born, with an all-new, four
part DVD series that continues their provocative and entertaining
exploration of the modern maternity care system. More Business of Being
Born, available on November 8th, 2011, offers a practical look at
birthing options as well as poignant celebrity birth stories from stars
including Alanis Morissette, Gisele Bundchen, Christy Turlington-Burns,
Cindy Crawford, Molly Ringwald, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Melissa
England study: Low-risk births don't need hospital
A new study in England
shows little difference in complications among the babies of women with
low-risk pregnancies who delivered in hospitals versus those who gave
birth with midwives at home or in birthing centers.