Birthing Centers and Hospital Maternity Services

Birthing Centers and Hospital Maternity Services


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OrganizationInternational 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.

OrganizationMaternal and Child Health Bureau
This U.S. government agency is charged with promoting and improving the health of mothers and children.

OrganizationAmerican 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.

OrganizationAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
This site offers information on numerous health issues. The women's health section includes readings on pregnancy, labor, delivery, postpartum care, breast health, menopause, contraception, and more.

OrganizationNational 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.

OrganizationLamaze International
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.

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