Samala's Birth Story
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American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
The AAP is committed to the health and well-being of infants, adolescents, and young adults. The website offers news articles and tips on health for families.
International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)
ICEA offers professional certification programs for childbirth educators and includes a list of ICEA-certified educators for expectant parents wishing to attend prepared childbirth classes.
American Academy of Husband-Coached Birth
This website describes the goals of the Bradley method of childbirth and can help expectant parents find an instructor in their area.
The mission of Lamaze International is to promote a birth experience that is "awake, aware, and supported by family and friends" through education and advocacy.
American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
The ACNM supports the practice of midwifery through research, accreditation of midwife education programs, and establishment of clinical practice standards.
National Association of Childbearing Centers
The National Association of Childbearing Centers is an organization that supports the midwifery model of care for expectant parents, birth center professionals, and health policy advocates.