Pregnancy and Birth

Fetal positioning  www.spinningbabies.com
www.mothersnaturally.org
Waterbirth information     www.waterbirth.org 

www.EvidenceBasedBrith.com    

International Cesearan Awareness Network     www.ican-online.org         
Info & support during the childbearing year for women survivors of abuse www.asafepassage.info

Pregnancy and Infant Loss

http://nationalshare.org     Find a Share Chapter

    
 Breastfeeding and Postpartum
Breastfeeding support & info - La Leche League (LLL)    www.llli.org

     Find your local LLL Chapter www.llli.org/Web/Missouri.html      http://www.llli.org/Web/Illinois.html
Kelly Mom - Information and articles    www.kellymom.com
Breastfeeding info -www.drjacknewman.com
http://www.breastfeeding.com


Postpartum Depression & Adjustment Support   

Postpartum Progress   http://postpartumprogress.org   Find local chapter or groups    Missouri Resources 


Midwifery Model of Care ​​Information and Advocacy
Citizens for Midwifery  http://cfmidwifery.org


​​​Peaceful Beginnings Midwifery

Serving the Greater St. Louis, MO area

Illinois

Although a change in legislation is currently being sought, to practice as a CPM in Illinois is currently illegal. 


Illinois Friends of Midwives (ILFOM) http://www.ilfom.org

https://www.facebook.com/IllinoisFriendsOfMidwives/

Missouri 


Did you know that the option of having a home birth with a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) in the state of Missouri did not become legal until 2008?  Every year since that time midwives, home birth families and advocates have had to spend countless hours at the capitol and communicating with legislators to keep it that way!  


Friends of Missouri Midwives (FOMM) 

https://www.facebook.com/STLFOMM/?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/MissouriMidwives/?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/homebirthSTL/


​​Is having access to home birth midwifery services important to you?

Read more in the areas below to find out what is happening in your state. 


​Join your state consumer home birth advocacy organization.   

These groups provide updates about current home birth legislation and connect like minded people.      


Contact your State Representative

​We deserve choices in childbirth and our state representatives NEED to hear our voices.  Every state that has legal access to home birth services with Certified Professional Midwives (CPM) made it happen with the help of grassroots efforts.  When home birth legislation is presented legislators WILL be hearing from powerful opposing state medical organizations.  Unless these same legislators hear from constituents i.e., people who live in their voting district, they are likely to vote with those organizations by default unless they were personally passionate about the topic.  Contacting your state legislators to let them know you want legislation that is supportive of home birth has an impact and can be as simple as a email, letter, or phone call.  

Books:


​Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally by Janet Balaskas


Birthing from Within by Pan England and Rob Horowitz


Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way


Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering by Sarah Buckley

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Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin


The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin


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