Natural Childbirth Directory
Transition to Parenthood
Provides childbirth information for parents as well as resources for doula and childbirth educators.
Offering information about the latest headlines and research in normal childbirth.
Collection of information and research organized to help women make informed decisions.
Online Birth Center
Provides a collection of articles about pregnancy, birth and parenting.
The Safety of Home Birth
Article from The Compleat Mother Magazine outlines available statistics regarding place of birth.
Is Hospital Birth Better?
Compares the medical and midwifery models of care in childbirth.
Information on using herbs during pregnancy and childbirth.
Official website of this outstanding author and supporter of natural childbirth.
The Pink Kit
Resource to help you prepare to give birth.
Collection of hints, tips and advice collected from the Midwifery Today E-news.
Optimum Foetal Positioning
Indepth article discussing the importance of posture and body mechanics during pregnancy to prepare the baby for labor.
Learn about preconception, pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Also provides birth stories and referrals to professionals.
The Nature and Management of Labor Pain
Formal paper 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.
Bornfree! Unassisted Childbirth
Laura Shanley's informative and encouraging website.
Why Have Natural Childbirth?
Essay on the reasons you may want to have a natural birth.
The Assault on Normal Birth: The OB Disinformation Campaign
This Henci Goyer article at Midwifery Today discusses possible reasons why bad information about birth continues to be passed around.
Birth Centers Online
Information about birth centers, an alternative for the birthing family.
Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally
Article discussing the active birth theory.
Giving Birth: Having a Baby in Japan
The experiences of one family as they prepared for the birth of their second child in a different culture.
Information about the benefits of waterbirth and helpful resources for planning your own waterbirth.
Examples of women giving birth without pain and discussion of why or how this happens.
Directory of information regarding all aspects of pregnancy and childbirth.
Herbs and Homeopathics for Labor and Birth
This section of Pregnancy and Parenting Naturally offers information about alternative treatments.
Naturally Inducing Your Labor
Find a collection of herbal recipes for inducing your labor.
The Pain of Labor
Learn about some of the causes of pain in labor and find ways to have a more satisfying labor.
Obstetric Drugs: Their Effects on Mother and Infant
Read about the drugs that are available during labor and the side effects they can have.
Is All Pain in Childbirth Due to Fear?
Laurie Morgan shares her thoughts about the various causes of pain in labor.
Natural Childbirth .Org
Features the Midwife Archives - a collection of information shared by various birth professionals on all topics relating to childbirth.
Better Births & Babies
Offering information about childbirth and breastfeeding.
Provides a quick summary of some of the most important choices you will make while planning your child's birth.
Hip Chick Pregnancy Guide
A collection of articles about childbirth, including cord banking information.
Natural Birth and Baby Care
Offers articles on natural pregnancy and birth, along with information about parenting your newborn.
Information for families living in Hungary.
Giving Birth Naturally
Focuses on the options for childbirth and challenges the myth that choosing a natural birth means choosing a painful birth.
A Note To Fathers
A childbirth educator shares what she has learned about the importance of husbands at birth.
Is All Pain in Childbirth Due to Fear?
Discusses the way many factors interplay to produce pain in childbirth.
Ovulation, Fertilization, Pregnancy and Childbirth
Shares pictures and information about the physical processes of giving birth.
Offering information on fertility awareness, pregnancy and birth. Additional services available with membership.
Back to the Ocean
Article discussing ocean birth as an option.
This producer of essential oils provides information about how to use essential oils and suggestions for aromatherapy.
Collection of articles covering topics from getting pregnant to raising baby, all from a natural perspective.
Please note: The directory is provided in an attempt to help you locate information and childbirth professionals to assist you in planning for a natural birth. Listing in the Natural Childbirth Directory does not indicate that professionals and sites only offer natural childbirth services.