The Bradley Method: Husband Coached Childbirth consists of 12 weeks of classes covering 12 units of discussion including prenatal nutrition, birth plans, relaxation, husband as coach, and more! The Bradley Method® teaches natural childbirth and views birth as a natural process. It is a system of natural labor techniques in which a woman and her coach play an active part. It is a simple method of increasing self-awareness, teaching a woman how to deal with the stress of labor by tuning in to her own body. The Bradley Method® encourages mothers to trust their bodies using natural breathing, relaxation, nutrition, exercise, and education. ~ copyright 2011 AAHCC
Lamaze education and practices are based on the best, most current medical evidence available. They can help reduce the use of unnecessary interventions and improve overall outcomes for mothers and babies. Working closely with their families, health care providers and Lamaze educators, millions of pregnant women have achieved their desired childbirth outcomes using Lamaze practices. The mission of Lamaze International is to promote, support and protect natural, safe and healthy birth through education and advocacy through the dedicated efforts of professional childbirth educators, providers and parents.Copyright 2011 Lamaze International
HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method - is a unique method of relaxed, natural childbirth education, enhanced by self-hypnosis techniques. HypnoBirthing® provides the missing link that allows women to use their natural instincts to bring about a safer, easier, more comfortable birthing. Emphasis is placed on pregnancy and childbirth, as well as on pre-birth parenting and the consciousness of the pre-born baby. As a birthing method, HypnoBirthing® is as new as tomorrow and as old as ancient times. It is presented in a series of five, 2 1/2-hour classes. Copyright 2000 - 2011, HypnoBirthing InstituteSM
Information & Tools
Due Date Calculator - Calculate your due date by LMP or Ovulation
Pregnancy Week by Week - See these sites for weekly updates on pregnancy and your baby's developmentLearn more about and find a DONA certified Birth and/or PostPartum Doula in your area.
Spinning Babies - A wealth of information on fetal positioning and how to help encourage your baby into the best possible position for birth.
Giving Birth Naturally - Comprehensive resource site for preparing and supporting women desiring an unmedicated birth.
Choosing a care provider for your pregnancy... see this article to review the differences in care providers and learn what to consider when choosing what is right for you.
Chiropractic Advice for Moms to be.... The American Chiropractic Association gives information on how Chiropractic can help you before, during, and after pregnancy.
Ina May Gaskin - the website and blog of the famous midwife, author, and founder / director of The Farm Midwifery Center.