Resources and Links
Other Northeast Doula Organizations
|If you live in...||you can find a doula through...|
|Birth Partners Doulas of Connecticut|
|Eastern Massachusetts||Birth Year Network of Southeastern MA and Cape Cod|
|New York City||Metropolitan Doula Group|
|Berkshire County||Berkshire-Columbia Doulas|
|Vermont||Vermont Birth Network|
Links of Interest
Pioneer Valley Breastfeeding Task Force
Enhancing maternal/child health by supporting successful breastfeeding - a coalition of businesses and individuals who are committed to helping Valley families breastfeed.
Parenting Resources Directory
Listings of just about every resource in western Massachusetts for parents and families.
Empty Arms Western Massachusetts
A support group for families who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss at any stage. Meets each month at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton.
Childbirth Connection is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of maternity care. They have published wonderful information, including the Listening to Mothers survey and crucial information that compares the risks of cesarean and vaginal birth. They have a great summary of state-of-the-art reviews about the nature of labor pain and advantages and disadvantages of different methods of pain relief.
Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition
International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
Henci Goer is the author of Obstetric Myths Versus Research Realities and The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth.
Consortium for the Evidence-Based Practice of Obstetrics
The goal of this organization is to promote public debate on improving our national maternity care policy. It also provides information on evidence-based birth care for healthy women with normal pregnancies to protect the ethical and constitutional rights of adult women to have control over the manner and circumstances of pregnancy and birth.
Citizens for Midwifery
The only national consumer-based group promoting the Midwives' Model of Care. CfM works to provide information and resources that promote the local midwife, as well as midwives and midwifery care across the country.