Organizations

Midwives Alliance of North AmericaMANA is committed to enabling transformative research, promoting an evidence-based Midwifery Model of Care, addressing health disparities, and achieving optimal outcomes through normal physiologic birth and healthcare across the lifespan.

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
For information and directory listings of Certified Nurse Midwives

Ask Dr. Sears ‎
Advice from Dr Sears on Pregnancy and Childbirth, Parenting and Behavior, and Eating, and Health Concerns, plus special features and video tips.

Association of Labor Assistants & Childbirth Educators (ALACE)
Find a labor assistant, birth doula or childbirth educator,. committed to ensuring choices during childbirth

Childbirth Connection: Founded in 1918 as the Maternity Center Association; its mission is to improve the quality and value of maternity care through consumer engagement and health system transformation. The organization has pioneered strategies to promote evidence-based maternity care, improvement of maternity care policy and quality, and maternity care shared decision making in the United States.

Citizens for Midwifery (CfM):  the only national consumer-based group
promoting the Midwives Model of CarePromotes citizen and consumer awareness of midwifery and childbirth issues through networking and information sharing

National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM)

Doulas of North America (DONA) ~ Information on doulas throughout the world

Evidenced based birth
evidencebasedbirth.com/‎

Homebirth Research Literature compiled by Ina May Gaskin

International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)

Promotes freedom of choice based on knowledge of alternatives in family-centered maternity and newborn care

Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health articles on homebirth:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jmwh.12172/abstract

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jmwh.12165/abstract

La Leche League (LLL)

Provides education, information, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed

March of Dimes

Mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality

Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC)

Supporting quality and innovation in midwifery education

Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)

Promotes midwifery as a health care option

http://www.mana.org/blog/home-birth-safety-outcomes

Midwives Model of Care

Model of care based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life events.

Mothers Naturally
website:
www.mothersnaturally.org

Celebrate the journey of natural pregnancy, Cherish a woman’s natural ability to nourish a healthy pregnancy and birth, Create your ideal birth environment and be supported physically and emotionally, Discover the personal care of a midwife…

National Newborn Screening & Genetics Resource Center

Provides information and resources in the area of newborn screening

NH Midwifery Statute and Rules:

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/xxx/326-d/326-d-mrg.htm

RSA 326-D Midwifery Statute
Mid Code of Administrative Rules
VBAC rules: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/state_agencies/mid500.html (scroll down to Mid 503)
Northern New England Perinatal Quality Improvement Network VBAC documents
or view law and rules easily on the MANA site

North American Registry of Midwives (NARM)

Establishes and administers certification for the credential “Certified Professional Midwife” (CPM)

Spinning Babies
spinningbabies.com/‎