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 -

International Women's Health Coalition -

Women Deliver -


Our Bodies, Ourselves -

International  Confederation of Midwives -

Midwifery Model of Care

Midwives Alliance Core Competencies

The North American Registry of Midwives -

The American College of Nurse-Midwives

World Health Organization -

National Institutes for health -


Home Birth Summit

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) -

State of the World's Children 2009

Global Health E-Learning Center -

Safe Motherhood

March of Dimes -

Society for Participatory Medicine -


CDC Delivery Stats

Agency for Healthcare & Research Quality -

Informed Medicical Decisions Association

The LeapFrog, discussing hospital surveys -

Single Moms choosing to be mothers

Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth

Healing after traumatic Birth

Moms of Multiples

Lorenne McCormick CMT - integrative health, body work, energy work, counseling and psychotherapy

Prenatal Yoga class on Tuesdays @ EaseYoga:


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.


Low Cost doulas:

Khady Mbaye:


Matt Irwin: (sees many of my homebirth families and has done home visits in past in small radius here in alexandria area)

Dr Kim, HealthBuilders: (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:

Clinic in DC: - also have location in Petworth. Spanish/French/Arabic translation available

Clinics in Northern Virginia:

Several locations in Northern Virginia, open to accommodating atypical CDC vaccination schedule:


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

The Alexandria Birth Circle:

Loudoun Birth Circle

Dulles Area Birth Circle

Frederick Birth Circle

Postpartum Support -

DC-MD-VA Perinatal Mental Health Resource Guide -

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:

Postpartum doula, Nikki Wray's group:

Childbirth Education


Hypnobirth -

DC Hypnobirthing in Washington DC:

Lori Nicholson:

Sharon Stevenson (also has a lovely prenatal yoga w/ education, postpartum mommy and newborn yoga, and understanding your newborn class) -

Stephanie Kraft -

Lindsey Vick (also a doula) -

Laura Marks(also does Massage)

Sara Shelley

Birthworks - 

Susan Messina -


Birthing From Within

Susan Lucas -

Lamaze -

Cara Crowe


La Leche League -

Lactancia Materna Unicef pdf

Chile pdf Lactancia Materna

DC Herbalist, Holly: 

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

The Baby Wearer Forum

Childbirth Connection

The cost of having a baby in The United States

Choosing a Caregiver

Consumer Reports -

Consumer Affairs Breast Pump Guide

Cesarean Local, Statistics for your local hospital -

Jen Kamel's VBAC Facts -

International Cesarean Awareness Network -

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)

MANA's Homebirth Study -

Rainbow Families

Childcare Coop, DC -


Dental ENT/Tongue and Lip Tie

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)




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


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