Natural Childbirth Directory
West Texas Birth Center
Read the article titled Facts and Myths, a well researched and forthright discussion about common beliefs regarding childbirth.
Eyes-Open Childbirth: Writing an Meaningful Birth Plan for a Gentle Birth
Article discusses the types of questions to ask yourself as you prepare to write your birth plan. Includes resources for more information.
Am I Ready for Induction?
Interactive scoring tells you if an induction is likely to fail or succeed.
UK specific statistics and information to help you make informed choices about your health care.
Birthing The Future
Check out the "About Birth" page with information about procedures and the American "normal" birth.
Natural Birthing Options: Technology in Birth- First Do No Harm
Marsden Wagner. M.D. discusses problems that plague the current medical system of birth in an article reprinted from Midwifery Today.
Suggestions for VBAC Delivery
One family shares their suggestions for a successful VBAC and how to keep it safe based on their experience with uterine rupture.
Weighing the Pros and Cons of the Epidural
Penny Simkin helps sort out the benefits and risks so you can decide if an epidural is for you.
Care in Normal Birth: A Practical Guide
Read the World Health Organizations list of useful and harmful birth practices.
Hypnosis, the answer to Natural Childbirth?
An article outlining the advantages of hypnosis during pregnancy and birth.
Is Pitocin Safe?
A mother shares her experience with Pitocin.
Midwives Alliance of North America
Information and resources to help you find midwifery care in your area.
Hand Holding for Moms
A father/husband shares the importance of a doula at his baby's birth.
Childbirth Without Fear
Discusses the impact Dr. Dick-Read's philosophies have had on childbirth.
Instructions on how to follow your pushing urge, and why it should be your first choice for pushing technique.
Virtual education to help you prepare to give birth.
Chapter 14: Episiotomy
From Obstetric Myths Versus Research Realities
Vitamin K for Newborns
From the Canadian Paediatric Society
Eye treatment for Newborns
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.