Resource Links

Albuquerque Birth Network

American Association of Birth Centers

American College of Nurse-Midwives

American Public Health Association (APHA)

Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators (ALACE)

Birth: A Crusade Against Home Birth

Birth & Beyond

Birth Care Network

Birth Monopoly

BirthNetwork National

Birth Rights Bar Association


BOLD (Birth on Labor Day)

Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth

C-Section births (most recent) by state

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Organization (CAPPA)

Childbirth Connection

Childbirth Organisation

Christian Midwives International

Citizens for Midwifery

Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS)

Cochrane Collaboration

Conscious Woman

DONA International

Family Care International

Farm Midwifery Center

Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery

Gentle Birth World Congress

Human Rights in Childbirth
Idaho Midwifery Council

Improving Birth

International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC)

International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)

International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)

International Confederation of Midwives

La Leche League

Lamaze Institute for Normal Birth

Lamaze International

Marilyn’s Midwifery Page

Marsden Wagner, MD, MS

Midwifery Today

Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)

Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) State by State

National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW)

National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM)

National Birth Policy Coalition (NBPC)

National Foundation of Women Legislators

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

National Library of Medicine: Pubmed and MEDLINEplus

National Organization for Women (NOW)

National Partnership for Women and Families

New Jersey Maternity Care: “Worst to First 2010″

Ohio Physicians for Midwives

On Line Birth Center

Our Bodies, Ourselves

Robbie Davis-Floyd, PhD

Stone Farm Living Blog

The Breastfeeding Café

The Business of Being Born

United Policyholders

Water Birth

World Health Organization (WHO)

Young Women United

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Brittney VanLuik July 2, 2012 at 1:46 am

My name is Brittney VanLuik. I just moved from Minnesota to North Dakota. My Husband and I just started thinking about having another child so I started looking for a Midwife. I was shocked to find out that I moved to a state where Midwifery is not legal. I was truly hoping to have a home birth and now finding out this is legally not an option for me make me furious. I would like to be very much more involved in changing this in this state. I was hoping that someone could help me get in touch with some of the people heading the operation to change this ridiculous law. The option should be my own and can’t believe I didn’t know this before I moved here cause it definitely would have swayed my decision. Please help me!


PushGirl Friday August 14, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Brittney, thanks so much for reaching out. I would encourage you to reach out to the good folks in North Dakota, as well as the amazing Pushers in South Dakota, a state that is really going strong and whose dedicated advocates can help you understand more on the lay of the land in North Dakota. Please feel free to check them out and how best to reach them on our PushStates page.

PushGirl Friday


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