Recommended Sources

Doulas of North America

DONA International (Doulas of North America
DONA is the oldest and largest doula services association in the world. An industry standard, DONA International certification is a widely respected measure of quality and professionalism.

Capital City Doulas

Capital City Doulas
Capitol City Doula Collective is a group of professional doulas working together to provide support and education to pregnant women and their partners about pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.

Spinning Babies
Easier childbirth with fetal positioning.
Birthing Naturally
According to the Listening to Mother’s III Survey, 17% of American mothers say they gave birth using no pain medication. Think you might like to be part of that 17%, or wondering if it is possible? Birthing Naturally can help you find the information you need to plan for your baby’s birth.

Child Birth Connection
Childbirth Connection was 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. provides childbearing women and maternity care professionals access to evidence-based resources, educational materials, and support for VBAC and cesarean prevention.

Evidenced based birth

International Cesarean Awareness Network

International Cesarian Awareness Network

Interesting Books:

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth Ina May Gaskin

Gaskin, a well-known, reputable midwife, started attending births in the ‘60’s. She continues her work today.  She works on a commune called “The Farm”.  The Farm has a website with good information.  Her practice and fellow midwives are to this day sought out with people traveling great distances to give birth at “The Farm”.  This book can give women a good reminder about how much birth is a natural occurrence and how a woman’s body is built to birth her baby.

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer

This book discusses current research on birth practices.

The New Active Birth Janet Balaskas

This book has good techniques for labor and delivery.  It emphasizes how a woman active in labor can have a successful natural childbirth.

HypnoBirthing– The Monagan Method Marie Monagan

In this approach, you utilize self-hypnosis techniques to help keep the body relaxed and primed for delivery.