Please ask more for more resources on doulas, childbirth classes, gyn, fertility specialists, support after neonatal death, stillbirth, Subsequent Pregnancy after a loss (SPAL), EXHALE, beyond choice, bodywork, therapists, counselors, alternative therapies, chiropractic care, acupuncture, prenatal yoga, exercise, diet, lifestyle and wellness, pediatricians, endocrinology, traditional or hospital-based midwives, OBGYNs, hospitals, including low-cost options or aid, etc. 

White Ribbon Alliance - http://www.whiteribbonalliance.org/

International Women's Health Coalition - http://iwhc.org

Women Deliver - http://www.womendeliver.org/

MADRE - http://www.madre.org

Our Bodies, Ourselves - http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org

International  Confederation of Midwives - http://www.internationalmidwives.org/projects-programmes/

Midwifery Model of Carehttp://cfmidwifery.org/mmoc/

Midwives Alliance Core Competencieshttp://www.mana.org/about-us/core-competencies

The North American Registry of Midwives - http://narm.org

The American College of Nurse-Midwiveshttps://www.midwife.org

World Health Organization - http://www.who.int/en/

National Institutes for health - http://www.nih.gov

UNICEF - http://www.unicef.org/

Home Birth Summit http://www.homebirthsummit.org/task-forces/research-and-data-collection/

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) - http://www.usaid.gov/

State of the World's Children 2009

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/lib.nsf/db900SID/JBRN-7NBDCM?OpenDocument

http://www.unicef.org/sowc09/

Global Health E-Learning Center - http://www.globalhealthlearning.org/login.cfm

Safe Motherhood

http://www.safemotherhood.org/

http://www.pathfind.org/site/PageServer?pagename=WalkWithUs_video

http://www.accesstohealth.org/toolres/pubs.htm#bpmnc

http://www.unfpa.org/mothers/

March of Dimes - http://www.marchofdimes.com

Society for Participatory Medicine - http://participatorymedicine.org

CDC - http://www.cdc.gov

CDC Delivery Statshttp://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/delivery.htm

Agency for Healthcare & Research Quality - http://www.ahrq.gov

Informed Medicical Decisions Associationhttp://www.informedmedicaldecisions.org

The LeapFrog, discussing hospital surveys - http://www.leapfroggroup.org/patients/tooearlydeliveries

Single Moms choosing to be mothershttp://www.choicemoms.org

Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth http://pattch.org

Healing after traumatic Birth http://www.solaceformothers.org

Moms of Multipleshttp://www.momsofmultiples.org

https://www.pocacoop.com/prick-prod-provoke/

http://www.littlebirddc.com/make-an-appointment/

http://www.sojpartners.org

Lorenne McCormick CMT
www.myprenatalmassage.com

http://www.freedbodyworks.com - integrative health, body work, energy work, counseling and psychotherapy

Prenatal Yoga class on Tuesdays @ EaseYoga:

http://www.easeyogacafe.com

NW DC: http://yoga-delsol.com

mamachakra.com

http://www.browngirlsurf.com

Northwest Network: 

The NW Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse works to end violence and abuse by building loving and equitable relationships in our community and across the country. http://www.nwnetwork.org

Photography

http://www.meghanhale.com

http://dcbirthphotographer.com

http://www.leepettigrew.com

Low Cost doulas:

Khady Mbaye: http://www.meetyourselfcommunity.com

http://www.birthoptionsalliance.org/free-and-low-cost-birth-doulas-and-postpartum-doulas.html

Pediatricians/Clinics

Matt Irwin: http://www.drmattirwin.com (sees many of my homebirth families and has done home visits in past in small radius here in alexandria area)

Dr Kim, HealthBuilders: http://myhealthbuilders.net/?page_id=8 (sees many home birth families) 

Dr Ioana Razi, NW DC: (202) 333-1774 (holistic, sees many generations of families!) 

Dr. Christi Hay, MD, MPH (home visits in DC and breastfeeding support, does not accept insurance) 

Dr. Sawsan Talib, solo provider: http://www.sawsan-talib.info

Clinic in DC: http://www.maryscenter.org/course/pediatrics - also have location in Petworth. Spanish/French/Arabic translation available

Clinics in Northern Virginia: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/pcs/pcspdf/safety-net-contacts-revised.pdf

Several locations in Northern Virginia, open to accommodating atypical CDC vaccination schedule: http://www.allpeds.com/our-locations.php

https://www.whitman-walker.org

Other:

http://brechtforum.org

http://alp.org

http://wholecommunities.org

http://growingfoodandjustice.org

http://thecolorofood.com/the-color-of-food-map/

https://organizingforpower.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/community-builders-tool-kit.pdf

http://www.kindredhealingjustice.org

http://www.ecohermanas.org

http://goodsensefarm.com

Birth Circles (share birth stories, information for all parents - new, expecting, and veterans)

The Alexandria Birth Circle: Alexandriabirthcircle.com

Loudoun Birth Circle

Dulles Area Birth Circle

Frederick Birth Circle

Postpartum Support - http://postpartumva.org

DC-MD-VA Perinatal Mental Health Resource Guide - http://www.dmvpmhresourceguide.com

Aurora Raiten - Licensed Acupuncture & massage

Dr. Andrino, Specific Chiropractor and Prenatal Methods - ChiroGroup: 703.933.8686

Cornerstone Chiropractic

Dr Erica Statman Fairfax VA

Will Sonak Loudoun VA

Dr. Noya NW DC

Newborn + PP classes: http://yogabirthandbeyond.com/Home/understanding-your-newborn/

Postpartum doula, Nikki Wray's group: http://www.metropolitandoulas.com

Childbirth Education

ICEA - http://www.icea.org

Hypnobirth - http://www.hypnobirthing.com

DC Hypnobirthing in Washington DC: dchypnobirthing.com

Lori Nicholson: joyfulhypnobirthing.com

Sharon Stevenson (also has a lovely prenatal yoga w/ education, postpartum mommy and newborn yoga, and understanding your newborn class) - http://yogabirthandbeyond.com/Home/

Stephanie Kraft - http://www.stephaniekraft.net

Lindsey Vick (also a doula) - http://sunflowerswellness.com/wellness-services/hypnobirthing/

Laura Marks(also does Massage)

Sara Shelley
www.calmbirthings.com
301-275-2966

Birthworks - http://www.birthworks.org/site/ 

Susan Messina - http://www.susanmessina.com

Bradleyhttp://www.bradleybirth.com/Directory.aspx

Birthing From Withinhttp://www.birthingfromwithin.com

Susan Lucas - http://www.wisebirthways.com/prenatal-classes.html

Lamaze - http://www.lamazeinternational.org

Cara Crowe http://www.caracrowebirthworker.com/childbirth-classes/

MamatotoVillagehttp://www.mamatotovillage.org/

La Leche League - http://lllvawv.org/breastfeeding-help/nova/

Lactancia Materna Unicef pdf

Chile pdf Lactancia Materna

DC Herbalist, Holly: http://www.littleredbirdbotanicals.com 

Holistic Mothering, Joanna Eddy - http://www.holisticmotheringgroup.comKellyMom - http://kellymom.com

The Baby Wearer Forumhttp://thebabywearer.com

Childbirth Connection

https://www.childbirthconnection.org/article.asp?ck=10456

The cost of having a baby in The United States

http://transform.childbirthconnection.org/reports/cost/

Choosing a Caregiver

https://www.childbirthconnection.org/article.asp?ClickedLink=247&ck=10158&area=27

Consumer Reports - http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2012/05/what-to-reject-when-you-re-expecting/index.htm

Consumer Affairs Breast Pump Guide

Cesarean Local, Statistics for your local hospital - http://www.ourrealvillage.com/cesareanlocal

Jen Kamel's VBAC Facts - http://vbacfacts.com

International Cesarean Awareness Network - http://ican-online.org/vbac/home

A Parent’s Guide – Educational Handouts for Parents

A Parent’s Guide – Resources for VBAC and Physiologic Birth

Northern Virginia Chapter of International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)http://www.icanofnova.org

MANA's Homebirth Study - http://mana.org/blog/home-birth-safety-outcomes

Rainbow Familieshttp://www.rainbowfamiliesdc.org

Childcare Coop, DC - http://coopdc.org/coop-directory/

NABCC - http://www.birthcentersofcolor.org/Home_Page.html

Dental ENT/Tongue and Lip Tie

http://fairlingtondental.com

Dr. James Bronson, Dentist, Bronson Family Dentistry, 703-506-9805

Dr. Josef Gurian, ENT,  Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists of Northern Virginia, 703-536-2729

Breastfeeding Support

La Leche League International

La Leche League of Virginia and West Virginia

KellyMom (quick breastfeeding resource, particularly when we want to know if a medication is safe in pregnancy or when breastfeeding)

Yoga/Herbalist: http://jlancien.com

Other: 

http://www.pisab.org

http://theicarusproject.net

http://www.incite-national.org

http://www.generationfive.org

http://colectivo-ile.org

http://aorta.coop

http://anti-racist-table.weebly.com/racial-justice-in-the-food-system.html

http://thirdroot.org

http://www.cghc.org/index.html

http://antiracistalliance.com/whiteness.html

http://www.decolonizingyoga.com

http://www.centroashe.org

http://www.twocc.us

http://www.bluenilebotanicals.com

http://threepartharmonyfarm.org

http://www.elephantcircle.net

 


Why do more women and infants of color in the US die than their white counterparts? Six different midwives address the critical issue of health disparities in the US and describe how midwifery care improves birth outcomes for women and babies in vulnerable communities by providing safe, supportive and culturally sensitive care.

From novahomebirth resources

reading:

There is a simple test women can use to determine whether or not a book or magazine article is worth reading. I call it the trust test. If the book or article says, ‘ask your doctor,’ ‘trust your doctor,’ or ‘listen to your doctor,’ it has failed the trust test and should probably go back on the shelf. If it says, ‘trust yourself,’ ‘trust your body’, or ‘trust the scientific evidence,’ then it is probably worth reading.”
—Marsden Wagner, MD Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must Be Fixed To Put Women And Children First

  • Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering, by Sarah J Buckley, MD
  • Spontaneous Creation: 101 Reasons Not to Have Your Baby in a Hospital, by Jock Doubleday
  • Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must be Fixed to Put Women and Children First, by Marsden Wagner, MD
  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, by Ina May Gaskin
  • Spiritual Midwifery, by Ina May Gaskin
  • Heart and Hands, by Elizabeth Davis
  • The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth, by Henci Goer
  • Pushed: The Painful Truth about Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care, by Jennifer Block
  • Immaculate Deception II: MYTH, MAGIC & BIRTH, by Suzanne Arms
  • Unassisted Childbirth, by Laura Kaplan Shanley
  • Unassisted Homebirth: An Act of Love, by Lynn M. Griesemer
  • We’re Having a Homebirth!!, by Kelly Mochel