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Enjoy the resources below as a starting place to discover the abundance of information out there! This is by no means an exhaustive list nor is it reflective of the the many amazingly diverse resources that exist. 

Organizations to provide information about midwifery, find Doula support & more!

Midwifery Organizations

New York Homebirth Midwives -

American College of Nurse Midwives -

NARM: North American Registry of Midwives

International Confederations of Midwives

Citizens for Midwifery -

New York State Licensed 
Midwife Regulations

New York State Office of the Professions

Doula Organizations
Coral Dowsland

CNY Doula Connection -

Doulas of Central New York -

Radical Doula -

Mohawk Valley Doulas

DONA International -

Accounts to Follow

Social media (especially Instagram) has allowed for midwives, doulas, birth workers, & families to educate, provide support & share their stories!

@DoctorMidwife - Your black, certified, Doctor Midwife (✊🏽DNP, CNM)

@Empoweredbirthproject -  Reminding birthing people of their power & healing through storytelling

@Badassmotherbirther - Birth Advocate 

@Biffandi - Harbinger of the trans revolution

@NationalBlackDoulas - Growing Black Birth Workers & Addressing the Black Maternal Death Rate in the U.S.

@birthbecomesher - We celebrate the singular experience of birth through educational resources, empowering imagery, and a positive and uplifting community.

@birth_unscripted - Birth photographer Natasha Hance and team work together to provide reliable professional birth photography to the DFW community.

@humanbirthproject - Empowerment through knowledge - an advocacy project from Kimm Sun, a New York City midwife.

@queerbirthworker - QTGNC Full Spectrum Birth worker, Transitioning Companion & Reproductive + Birth Justice

@yournaturalbirth - Birth the way YOU want: Naturally

Podcasts & Apps


The Birth Hour - "A birth story podcast"

Birth Kweens - "Birth Kweens is a wildly honest and fun dive into all things natural-pregnancy, birth, postpartum and women’s health related."

Doing It At Home - "Our mission is to empower moms and families to make the birth decision that's most aligned with them. Whether it's doing it at home, or not."

Birthful - "Tap into the confident, calm & fearless parent within you."

Indie Birth Podcasts - "They are organized by these categories: Birth Stories, Pregnancy, Miscarriage and Loss, Labor and Birth, The Postpartum, Birth Politics and Philosophy, Midwifing, Spirituality, and more."

Informed Pregnancy Podcast -

Outspoken Voices - "a podcast for LGBTQ + families, addresses many of the challenges and triumphs that LBBTQ families face as they consider pregnancy, adoption, surrogacy, and parenting"


Mindfulness: Expectful, Mind the Bump, Headspace

Positive Pregnancy

Calm Childbirth Hypnobirthing



Sprout Pregnancy

Full Term Contraction Timer

Food Journal: Cronometer


Movies are a great way to understand the realities of maternity care in the United States, but also to get family involved in support & labor/birth preparation.

Why Not Home

Orgasmic Birth

Happy Healthy Child

It's My Body, My Baby, My Birth

The Business of Being Born


There are endless websites with evidence-based information, support & more.
Here is just a small selection!


Evidence Based Birth  -

Midwifery Today -

Spinning Babies - "Easier birth with optimal fetal positioning"

Waterbirth International  -

The Well Rounded Mama  - "Because people of all sizes deserve compassionate, gentle, helpful care."

Plus Size Birth - "Healthy is Possible at Any Size"

The Paleo Mom -

Mama Natural -

Mother Rising - "Holistic Pregnancy Blog"

Proud Parenting -

Trans Birth - Support for Trans and Non-binary folks

Meet the Wildes Blog - "modern love story' of two-mum family"

The Rainbow Babies - "General information on the many aspects of GLBT pregnancies and parenting."

Black Women Birthing Justice

Sista Midwife Productions - "Our goal is to connect black birth workers with each other and the families who need them." 

Black Mamas Matter Alliance - "We envision a world where Black mamas have the rights, respect, and resources to thrive before, during, and after pregnancy."

Through the Looking Glass  - "Serving families with disabilities since 1982."


Inner Lakes Therapy- Group practice of licensed trauma-informed clinicians

Jennifer Lye, LMHC, PMH-C - Mental Health Counseling Expert in Birth Trauma and Postpartum Support

Sean Chiddy, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, mindfulness based somatic therapy specializing in trauma

CNY Therapy Solutions - Group practice of licensed mental health counselor specializing in perinatal mental health

Sara Rosney, LCSW, PLLC - Mental Health Counseling & Support  -

Upstate free Perinatal Family Support Group

Inward Bound Mindfulness Education - In-depth mindfulness programs for teens and adults

Kelly Mom -

Black Women Do Breastfeed

La Leche League International -

Baby Cafe USA -

Breastfeeding Online -


These are some classic & new books to choose from to educate you and your families about all things pregnancy, birth & postpartum.

The New Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy and Birth, Stephanie Brill


The Birth Partner, Penny Simkin

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way, Susan McCutcheon, Erick Ingraham & Robert A. Bradley (Introduction)

The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother, Heng Ou,  Amely Greeven & Marisa Belger 


The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth, Sheila Kitzinger


Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: the complete guide, Simkin, et al.


The Natural Pregnancy Book, Aviva Romm


Naturally Healthy Babies and Children, Aviva Romm


Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy & Childbirth, Julia Chinyere Oparah and Alicia D. Bonaparte


Mindful Birthing, Nancy Bardacke

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