Birthing Resources

Birthing Resources


  • BIRTH - A non-profit dedicated to preserving the integrity of birth
  • Citizens for Midwifery - Promoting Midwives Model of Care
  • ICAN - Improving maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans
  • Water Birth International - Making water birth an option for all women
  • A Woman's Work - helps by providing the products, services, and resources that make this special vocation fulfilling and rewarding.
  • Online Baby CPR: Free Infant Child CPR Course - Each year thousands of infants and young children die from choking, drowning, and suffocation. In most of these emergencies, the child's life could be saved if a Parent or Loved one knew CPR.
  • Midwives of Texas FAQ - Consortium of Texas Certified Nurse-Midwives advocates for the independent and full-scope practice of Texas nurse-midwives in the health care system as an ideal way of, achieving safe, high-quality, cost-effective, and satisfying care for women and children. CTCNM also supports women and families' freedom to choose with whom and where to have their baby within the safe bounds of evidenced-based care.
  • The Dr. Brewer Pregnancy Diet - On this website, you will find explanations about various aspects of nutrition in pregnancy, a newsletter where conferences are listed current news items related to pregnancy, birthing, breastfeeding, and parenting are highlighted, and a page where your questions are answered. You will also find a list of websites, articles, and books related to the Brewer Diet, with links enabling you to find the ones that interest you.

Childbirth Preparation Classes

Pat Jones, CNM
Kellie Moeller, CNM
Designed to prepare the laboring couple for home or birth center birth


Katherine Stanglin, HCHI, HCHD
Ancient Hearts Birth Services
Hypnobabies Childbirth Educator & Birth Doula
(832) 360-6014

Shenequa Aranda, Founder
Premier Baby Planning
T: 713.689.8756
F: 713.456.2390


  • La Leche League Int'l - promotes breastfeeding education leading to the healthy development of baby and mother.
  • Biological Nursing - Suzanne Colson's Biological Nurturing is a mother-centred approach that suggests new ways to hold and cuddle babies aiming to increase the enjoyment of breastfeeding.
  • How to Get Started Breastfeeding - Your breastfeeding comfort depends on where your nipple lands in the baby's mouth. And that depends on how your baby takes the breast or latches on.
  • Breastfeeding Instructional Videos - Your Baby Knows How To Latch-On, Video Length: 5 minutes 4 seconds.
  • Breastfeeding Education Aids - Rebecca's Education Aids, Teach Positioning & Attachment (latch) Technique by an empowering combination of Unique Graphics and Clear Explanations.


Attachment Parenting Int'l uses education and support to promote parenting practices that create strong, healthy emotional bonds between children and their parents. We believe these practices nurture and fulfill a child's need for trust, empathy, and affection, providing a lifelong foundation for healthy, enduring relationships.

Children at Risk is a nonprofit organization that drives change for children through research, education, and influencing public policy.

Hand in Hand Parenting formerly Parents Leadership Institute, HIHP helps parents acquire the skills they need to build and rebuild close connections with their children. We also encourage parents to build close connections with other parents, so they can learn and share with others and work together to build a healthier community.

Moms Rising grassroots online effort bringing millions of people, who all share a common concern about the need to build a more family-friendly America, together as a non-partisan force for 2008 and beyond.

The Aware Baby: A New Approach to Parenting Understanding the emotional needs of your baby from birth to age two by Aletha J. Solter.

Recommended Reading

Mothering Magazine
Mothering celebrates the experience of parenthood as worthy of one's best efforts and fosters awareness of the immense importance and value of parenthood and family life in the development of the full human potential.

Birth Reborn
Alternatives for achieving a natural birth by Michael Odent.

Homebirth: The Essential Guide to Giving Birth Outside of the Hospital
Practical fact-filled guide for every woman who wants to choose carefully among the alternatives to giving birth in a hospital by Shelia Kitzinger.

Obstetric Myths Versus Research Realities
A guide to the medical literature by Hencie Goer.

The Birth Book
Information and practical advice are needed to plan your safe and joyful birth by William and Martha Sears.

The Pregnant Woman's Comfort Book
Exercises, tips, and advice for pregnancy and early motherhood by Jennifer Louden.

A Wise Birth
How to make birth a healthy and positive experience by Penny Armstrong.

Mind Over Labor
Eight-step method of using mental imagery by Carl Jones.

Healing Power of Birth
Underwater Birth by Rima Beth Star.

Visualizations for an Easier Childbirth
Visualizations to help women reduce fear and pain in labor by Carl Jones.

Born in the USA
How a Broken Maternity System Must Be Fixed by Marsden Wagner.

The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Pregnancy
by Henci Goer.

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
Practical information about what to expect during childbirth by Ina May Gaskin.

The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth
A week-by-week, month-by-month, comprehensive guide for expectant parents by Sheila Kitzinger.

Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy
A complete guide to eating before, during, and after your pregnancy by Elizabeth Somer, M.A.R.D.

The breakthrough natural approach to safer, easier, more comfortable birthing by Marie F. Mongan.