An association dedicated to promoting evidence-based maternity care, based on the best available scientific research. Begin by looking for "A Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth".
Offers outstanding videos and print materials to help families prepare for birth with evidence-based information regarding choices during labor and birth.
Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS)
Coalition dedicated to promoting a wellness model of maternity care.
Doula Network of Fort Wayne (DNFW)
A Fort Wayne area resource for families wishing to understand the scope of care a doula provides as well as a list of local birth and postpartum support doulas.
Doulas of North America (DONA)
An international certifying organization for birth and postpartum doulas.
Henci is an expert on evidence-based maternity care. This website has excellent articles on various topics related to birth.
International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)
ICAN is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesarean births through education, providing support for cesarean recovery and promoting vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).
Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC)
This website provides access to research-based information, resources, continuing education, and support for vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC).
The Big Push for Midwives
This is a nationally coordinated campaign to advocate for regulation and licensure of Certified Professonal Midwives (CPMs) in all fifty states.