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Water Birth

Waterbirth International

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

International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc.

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)

VBAC Checklist

 

VBAC.Com

This website provides childbearing women and maternity care professionals access to research-based information, resources, continuing education and support for Vaginal Birth After Cesarean.


 

Midwifery Information

Citizens for Midwifery

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!

 

North American Registry of Midwives

The credentialing agency for the Certified Professional Midwife.

 


 

Childbirth Advocacy

The San Antonio Birth Collective

The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS)

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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February 2009 San Antonio Area Midwives Association