Samala's Birth Story

Samala's Birth Story

Resources

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International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)
http://www.icea.org
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
http://www.bradleybirth.com
This website describes the goals of the Bradley method of childbirth and can help expectant parents find an instructor in their area.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
http://www.aap.org
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.

Lamaze International
http://www.lamaze.org
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)
http://www.acnm.org
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
http://www.birthcenters.org
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.

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