Birth Information

Childbirth Connection

Childbirth Connection is a national not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of maternity care through research, education, advocacy and policy. They promote safe, effective and satisfying evidence-based maternity care and are a voice for the needs and interests of childbearing families.
<h3Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS)

The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) is a coalition of individuals and national organizations with concern for the care and well-being of mothers, babies, and families.  They are the authors of The Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative.

Dr. Sarah Buckley

Dr. Buckley is a GP/Family Physician trained in OB and family planning. Her work critiques current practices in pregnancy, birth, and parenting from the widest possible perspectives, including scientific, anthropological, cross-cultural, psychological, and personal.  She is the author of Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering and Ecstatic Birth.

Henci Goer

Henci is an award-winning author and internationally known speaker on the topic of childbirth.  She is the author of The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth.  Her website is filled with informative articles on the politics of childbirth, induction, VBAC and much more.

Lamaze International

Lamaze is a nonprofit organization that promotes a natural, healthy and safe approach to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting. Knowing that pregnancy and childbirth can be demanding on a woman’s body and mind, Lamaze serves as a resource for information about what to expect and what choices are available during the childbearing years.  They have established the evidence-based six Heathy Birth Practices.


A fabulous online resource full of articles, forums, and resources for all things birth & parenting.