Waterbirth International is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping waterbirth become an available option for all women. You can find just about any information on waterbirth here, and links to more resources.
Cesarean Awareness and Prevention and VBAC
ICAN is a nonprofit organization founded by Esther Booth Zorn in 1982. ICAN's mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).
ICAN FACT SHEETS
15 Studies Against Cesareans 2006
Rising cesarean rate bad for mothers
19 Ways to Avoid an Unnecessary Cesarean
Issues and Procedures - VBAC
Issues and procedures in women's health Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
VBAC Fact Sheet
Evidence confirming the safety of vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)
This website provides childbearing women and maternity care professionals access to research-based information, resources, continuing education and support for Vaginal Birth After Cesarean.
Citizens for Midwifery is a non-profit, volunteer, grassroots organization. Founded by several mothers in 1996, it is the only national consumer-based group promoting the Midwives Model of Care. The goal of Citizens for Midwifery is to see that the Midwives Model of Care is available to all childbearing women and universally recognized as the best kind of care for pregnancy and birth. The site is geared towards consumers and contains information and additional resources on midwives and midwifery, finding and choosing a caregiver, and the midwifery model of care.
CFM FACT SHEETS:
Midwives Essential for Effective and Affordable Maternity Care
The State of American Childbirth
What Are Our Rights in Childbirth
"Safety" in Childbirth: What does this mean? What is "safe" enough?
Unhappy With Your Maternity Care? File a Complaint!
The credentialing agency for the Certified Professional Midwife.
CIMS is a coalition of individuals and national organizations with concern for the care and well-being of mothers, babies, and families. Our mission is to promote a wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce costs. This evidence-based mother-, baby-, and family-friendly model focuses on prevention and wellness as the alternatives to high-cost screening, diagnosis, and treatment programs.
Evidence Basis for the Ten Steps of Mother-Friendly Care
Mother-Friendly Childbirth - Highlights of the Evidence
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