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Links to Love

LOCAL

Directory of midwives - lists all homebirth and hospital midwives currently in practice in the Madison area

South Central Wisconsin Doula Network- lists many area doulas, including members of these popular doula groups: Beautiful birth and Madison doula collective

Happy Bambino - Madison's gathering and resource place for parents seeking informed pregnancy, birth and parenting; host a popular twice-weekly breastfeeding clinic and homebirth gatherings every first Sunday of the month, 1:30pm-3pm

Gatherings for the Childbearing Year - classes specifically for parents planning a homebirth (also offered: meditative writing in pregnancy, for all women)

La Leche League - Madison Chapter - important breastfeeding resource during pregnancy and early motherhood

Mother's Milk Alliance, Inc. - an award-winning breastmilk-sharing resource for Dane County families

Wisconsin Environmental Health Network - a unique collaboration of healthcare professionals and environmental advocates working to protect and educate the public regarding toxins, pollutants and other harmful exposures - don't miss the Prenatal section!

NATIONAL

Childbirthconnection - a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of maternity care in America, with excellent guidelines for choosing a provider and birth setting

Science and Sensibility - a well written, well sourced Lamaze research blog addressing issues and options in pregnancy, birth and beyond, including homebirth safety

Environmental Working Group - an invaluable research-based clearinghouse for examining what's in your food, water, sunscreen, cosmetics, cleaning products, etc.

Consumer Labs - identifies best quality nutritional supplements and health products based on independent testing, an invaluable resource in absence of federal regulation (full access requires membership - feel free to ask Ingrid for office access)

Kellymom - user-friendly, super helpful tips and best evidence on breastfeeding, sleep and parenting, hosted by Lactation Consultant Kelly Bonyata

Spinning Babies - terrific suggestions for doing what we can to optimize fetal positioning

MIDWIFERY

International Confederation of Midwives - works to strengthen midwifery and reproductive rights and services globally

American College of Nurse Midwives - professional association that represents Certified Nurse-Midwives and Certified Midwives in the United States, offering education and advocacy, as well as national find-a-midwife resources

North American Registry of Midwives - professional association that represents Certified Professional Midwives in the United States, offering certification, education and advocacy

Wisconsin Guild of Midwives - professional association that represents Licensed Midwives (CNMs and CPMs) in Wisconsin, offering education and advocacy, as well as find-a-midwife resources in Wisconsin