Childbirth Education in the United States

Transition to Parenthood
Provides childbirth information for parents as well as resources for doula and childbirth educators.

Pushed Birth
Offering information about the latest headlines and research in normal childbirth.

Childbirth Connection
Collection of information and research organized to help women make informed decisions.

Sheila Kitzinger
Official website of this outstanding author and supporter of natural childbirth.

Midwife Archives
Collection of hints, tips and advice collected from the Midwifery Today E-news.

Spinning Babies
Indepth website discussing the importance of posture and body mechanics during pregnancy to prepare the baby for labor.

Childbirth Solutions
Learn about preconception, pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Also provides birth stories and referrals to professionals.

The Nature and Management of Labor Pain
Formal paper from the American Family Physician on the causes of pain in labor.

Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
A collaborative effort of numerous individuals and more than 50 organizations promoting a wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce costs.

American Association of Birth Centers
Information about birth centers, an alternative for the birthing family.

Waterbirth International
Information about the benefits of waterbirth and helpful resources for planning your own waterbirth.

Natural Childbirth .Org
Features the Midwife Archives – a collection of information shared by various birth professionals on all topics relating to childbirth.

Giving Birth Naturally
Focuses on the options for childbirth and challenges the myth that choosing a natural birth means choosing a painful birth.

Midwifery Today
Midwifery magazine offering online editions of many print articles on a variety of pregnancy and childbirth topics.

Safe Fetus
Check the safety of any medication you are considering taking during pregnancy.

The Compleat Mother
Parenting magazine offers online access to many articles regarding pregnancy and childbirth.

Well-Rounded Mama
Information and support for overweight women experiencing pregnancy.

Aura Cacia
This producer of essential oils provides information about how to use essential oils during pregnancy and suggestions for aromatherapy.

Mothers over 40
Dedicated to all older mothers, mothers-to-be and those who are planning a pregnancy later in life, whether it’s your first, second, third, fourth, fifth or even twentieth child.

Currants and Spice
Herbs for women’s reproductive self-care.

Jewish Pregnancy and Motherhood Online
Offers a collection of articles discussing Jewish spirituality as it relates to the new or expectant mother.
Offers articles and advice for staying active while pregnant.

Mara’s World
Offers articles for new and expectant partnes and free printable planning guides.

Peaceful Birth
Offers and online childbirth education course.