I've compiled some of my favorite links and resources for planning a home birth. Check them out and please support these great organizations!

 

Midwives

American College of Nurse-Midwives (CNMs and CMs)

www.midwife.org

 

North American Registry of Midwives (CPMs)

http://narm.org/

 

Midwives Association of North America (MANA)

http://www.mana.org

 

Childbirth education

HypnoBirthing

http://www.hypnobirthing.com/

 

The Bradley Method

http://www.bradleybirth.com/

 

Lamaze International

http://www.lamaze.org/

 

 

Birth kits and supplies

Cascade HealthCare Products

http://www.1cascade.com

 

In His Hands Birth Supply

http://inhishands.com/

 

 

Doulas

DONA International

http://www.dona.org


Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA)

www.cappa.net

 

Children's books

We're Having a Homebirth!!

Written and illustrated by Kelly Mochel

http://www.homebirthchildrensbook.com

 

Mama, Talk About When Max Was Born

http://www.talkaboutmax.com/

 

Home birth community (and other great organizations)

Bini Birth

Midwifery services and education in the Los Angeles area.

www.binibirth.com

 

The Normalizing Homebirth Project

A 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides financial assistance and mentoring to those seeking a natural home birth experience.

www.thenormalizinghomebirthproject.org

 

Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery

A 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides grants and funds projects to advance midwifery.

http://www.foundationformidwifery.org/

The Sanctuary Birth and Family Wellness Center (Los Angeles, CA)

Midwifery services, birth center, classes, outreach and education

http://www.birthsanctuary.com

Other resources

The Cord Blood Center

Provides the latest information on cord blood banking and free resources for expecting parents.

www.cordbloodbanking.com