Yes, it started out as the hee-hee-hoo technique but Lamaze International is no longer a technique. It is instead, a philosophy: birth is NORMAL and and there are many ways women and their partners will find to give birth confidently. Parents will find many useful tools and resources through Lamaze, not the least of which is…
The Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices
A rich resource for parents and birth professinoals, Childbirth Connextion provides up-to-date evidence-based information and resources on planning for pregnancy, labor and birth, and the postpartum period.
CIMS – The Coalition to Improve Maternity Services
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.
CIMS is responsible for the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative and The Birth Survey If you have given birth in the past 3 years, please visit The Birth Survey and share your experience about your care provider. If you are pregnant, please check out The Birth Survey to learn more about the providers in your area.
Cesarean and VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) Information and Education
I-CAN – The International Cesarean Awareness Network with two Chapters in Idaho including Boise. There is a reason the US has a cesarean section of rate of 30+%. Learn how to avoid unnecessary cesarean section and how to increase your chances of a successful VBAC.
Breastfeeding Made Simple
Dr. Jack Newman
Best for Babes
Doulas of North America International is the premiere doulat training and certifying agency. The founders of DONA were responsible for starting the modern birth support movement, coining the term, doula (which means “woman’s servant”). DONA is at the leading edge of training both birth and postpartum doulas and providing enriching continue education to its nearly 7000 members worldwide.
Find doulas in your area. Learn about their experience, training, fees and availability.
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