www.babies-in-bloom.com - Rochelle McLean lactation consultant extraordinaire! Call her any time with your questions or your tears and she is there for you with heart and suggestions for your problems. 760-940-baby
www.beststartbirthcenter.com - A natural approach to pregnancy and labor. Best Start Center is a peaceful, home like atmosphere to birth in, with personal attention under the care of certified midwives. Best Start Birth Center is set up for and experienced in Water Births. Located at 3343 Fourth Ave. San Diego, 92103. Or call (619) 299-0840 or (800) 479-BABY
www.birthingfromwithin.com - Pam England developed Birthing from Within. It is a creative and soul searching approach to childbirth education and doula work.
www.birthingthefuture.com - Suzanne Arms is the author of many books and provides profound words of wisdom focusing on childbirth, mothering and early child development. For more innovative information on the world of natural birth visit www.suzannearms.com Visit this site!
www.birthrootsbabies.com - Birth Roots Women’s Health and Maternity Center is a birth center located in Chula Vista. Darynee Blount, LCM and Sarah Davis, LCM are founders and owners of this wonderful birth center. Birth Roots offers, Midwifery care, prenatal counseling and well woman care. Visit their site for on going classes they offer.
www.californiamidwives.org- California Association of Midwives. If your heart says Natural Birth, this site will answer and inspire your questions and answers.
www.centerfornaturalbirth.com - A web site for Gerri Ryan and Marla Hicks. Gerri Ryan is a local certified midwife, doula and lactation educator and Lamaze certified childbirth educator. She is the founder of Birth Resource Network, renamed San Diego Birth Network in 2009 and instructor for the perinatal educator program at UCSD. Gerri has scheduled advanced doula training workshops that can be viewed at this site.
www.childbirthconnection.org - Great site for updated research, guidance, education, advocacy and policy for natural childbirth. Please explore!
www.dona.org - Dona International is the largest doula association in the world. It offers quality training and certification for labor and postpartum doulas, and a wealth of information for the new mother and family.
www.fearlessbirthing.com - Kim Wildner is the author of Mother's Intention, How Belief Shapes Birth. She is an advocate for natural childbirth, HypnoBirthing, and holds workshops all over the US helping parents determine what their own best birth decisions will be.
www.fromwombtoworld.com/ - Anna Verwaal is a name that I hope you will all become familiar with. Her birth photography is a blessing to ones eyes and heart. Her knowledge of the human being is nurtured in her workshops offered from Conscious Conception Preparation to Birth Trauma Support. She has been published in Mothering magazine and Midwifery Today as well as a talking cameo in “The Business of Being Born.”
heyanyway.com - Breck Hawk is the author of Hey! Who's Having This Baby Anyway? She covers everything from birth plans, breastfeeding, water and home births and hospital deliveries. Her chapter review worksheets ensure comprehension of the material.
www.hencigoer.com - Henci Goer is the author of "The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth." Her book provides up to date medical information to help you make informed decisions. She covers unnecessary procedures, cesareans and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). These are just a few of the topics she gives statistics for and in depth information. You will enjoy her site.
www.hypnobirthing.com - The official link to HypnoBirthing the Mongan Method. This site promotes Marie Mongan's method for relaxed, natural childbirth.
www.inamay.com - Her recent book Birth Matters, a midwifes manif is a phenomenal book for Natural Birth advocates and new mothers every where. Renowned for her midwifes at The Farm and her publications, Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, and Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding and "Spiritual Midwifery". Ina May has gained international notoriety for promotion of Natural Birth. She received the 2011 "The Right Livelihood Award. www.therightlivelihood.org/inmay_gaskin.html For more on Ina May and the Gaskin Farm check out: www.thefarm.org/midwives.
www.icansandiego.com - International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. New Website and New Organizers. Check them out for wonderful support groups around San Diego County for VBAC mothers.
www.motherfriendly.org - CIMS – Coalition for Improving Maternity Services. CIMS produces a groundbreaking consensus document called The Mother-Friendly Initiative and has already been endorsed by over 50 organizations.
www.midwiferyatnizhoni.com - The Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery in San Diego provides a professional education for midwives who will promote maternal, infant and family health for the communities they serve. Members of the faculty hold current licensure in midwifery and have several years of clinical and teaching experience in midwifery and maternal-child health. Visit these wonderful Midwife Instructors, Gerri Ryan at www.centerfornaturalbirth.com and Marla Hicks at www.sandiegobirth.com.
www.naturalbabypros.com- San Diego based wonderful site to educate about the natural and alternative options in creating healthy, natural babies and moms, from fertility and pre-conception health to postpartum and baby care. Natural Baby Pros help to provide Mother and Baby with all the information Necessary for a Natural and Healthy Fertility, Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond.
www.peggyolsen.com - Peggy Olsen's professional expertise is extensive and powerful. Her hands are gentle and her words are comforting and effective. Visit her site for more information about Peggy's work. She can help to heal birth trauma and also consult the new mother on lactation techniques.
www.pennysimkin.com- Penny Simkin is author, international speaker, and educator advocating doulas, labor support and birth counseling. Wonderful supporter of Natural and Doula assisted birth.
www.sandiegobirthnetwork.org - San Diego Birth Network is a link of independent dedicated professionals that support the normalcy of the birth process and the empowerment of families in San Diego. The site has great articles, a calendar of what’s happening in SD County and an informative Blog. Looking for a labor or postpartum doula? A pregnancy massage or chiropractor therapist? Visit San Diego Birth Network!
www.sandiegohypnobirth.com - Do you want to know about HypnoBirthing? This is the site to go to in San Diego! Wonderful video clips, blogs and links to everything from prenatal massage to doulas. Care Messer is a natural at teaching and making things happen in your world!
www.thefamilyroomsd.com - This is a gathering place for growing families. They offer a collection of practitioners that specialize in a holistic approach to fertility, pregnancy, birthing, post partum and other growing family issues. They offer wonderful support through Hypnosis, Massage, Acupuncture and Childbirth classes. Check them out for all of your relaxation and preparation needs!
wildharmonywellness.com - Vickii Gervais is a Licensed Midwife, acupuncturist and herbal medicine specialist. She is joined by several health practitioners who also work out of Wild Harmony Wellness to bring you a variety of wellness options.
www.wholefamilywellnesscenter.org - Visit Whole Family Wellness Center with Proprietor and Acupuncturist, Jamie Boyd, and Dr. Mukunda Singh, Midwife, Sunshine Chrispeels and other wonderful dedicated practitioners for Comprehensive care.
www.yogajanda.com - Liza Janda has been passionate about pregnant women and birth for over 25 years. She is a phenomenal prenatal yoga instructor and just as amazing practitioner, teaching the Bradley Method.
www.babiesbytheseaboutique.comDr. Biter and Laura Fairchild offer us a beautiful boutique for Mother, Baby and Toddler. They have classes in Childbirth, Nursing and New Baby care and events all year that support the new family! Visit their store in Cardiff or their website for more information of their upcoming events in their newsletter.