Resources

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PLEASE NOTE:

LOCAL RESOURCES is not a complete list of all resources in our community. We take referrals seriously and, as such,  only add groups or practitioners to our list that we have direct experience with, and believe offer high quality supports to families.* We are sure there are many wonderful local supports that we haven’t met yet. If you’ve worked with someone that your family has loved, please let us know!

In addition to these direct referrals, we do provide listings for professional associations and organizations that offer or a broad range of services or practitioner choice.

*If you are a practitioner and would like to introduce your work to Open Circle, please contact us.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Links to organizations and evidence-based / science-based articles on topics that families frequently have interest in.

These resources are in no way comprehensive. They are not medical recommendations. Instead they are provided to help your family explore what kind of birth setting, practitioner, birth goals and postpartum/parenting tools may best support your particular family.

We encourage you to use them to facilitate conversations with your medical practitioners, your friends and family members to help you create a positive birth and early parenting experience. To learn more about making informed choices that support your family’s values and belief systems, consider taking our Informed Choices workshop.

Local Resources

Breastfeeding Support
Open Circle’s Breastfeeding Community Support Group
Jenn Fantasia
info@opencircleri.com
https://opencircleri.com/services/support-groups/

Happy Babies, Healthy Moms
Kathy Moren and Associates
P: 401-742-1777 / 866-744-2229
37 Castle Rocks Rd.
Warwick, RI 02886
www.healthybabieshappymoms.com

Kaeli Sutton, Certified Lactation Counselor
Will refer to other CLC’s + IBCLC’s
kaeli@opencircleri.com

Baby Cafe RI Olneyville
Every Thursday 10am-12pm
Scalabrini Dukcevich Center
300 Laurel Hill Ave. Providence, RI 02909
 www.babycafeusa.org

La Leche League
2nd Saturday of the month 1pm- 3pm
Rochambeau Library
708  Hope St. Providence, RI 02906
meetings also held on Last Friday of the month 1pm- 3pm
Bellani Maternity
1276 Bald Hill Rd. Warwick, RI 02886
Contact: Mimi (401)826-2669 or (401)451-0419

Chocolate Milk Cafe RI
1st Thursday of the month 4:30pm- 6:30
Mount Hope Neighborhood Association
199 Camp Street, Providence, RI 02906

Women & Infants Support Group
Every Wednesday 12pm- 1:30pm
101 Dudley Street, Providence, RI 02905

Breastfeeding/Postpartum Issues Warm Lines:
Women & Infants Hospital (24hrs): 800-711-7011
Kent County Hospital: 401-737-7000
Landmark Medical Center (24 hrs): 401-769-4100 ext 2218
Newport Hospital (24 hrs): 401-845-1110
South County Hospital: 401-782-8020 ext 1226
Westerly Hospital (24 hrs): 401-348-2229

Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative
https://babyfriendlyusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/GEC2016_v2-180716.pdf

RI Dept of Health Family Health Info Line
Bilingual answers to breastfeeding questions
800-942-7434
www.health.ri.gov/family/breastfeeding

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Nutritional education and financial support for families
www.health.ri.gov/breastfeeding/for/pregnantwomenandnursingmothers/

Cesarean Section, Pelvic Structure + Soft Tissue Recovery Resources
ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network)
online support and referral to local chapters
800-686-ICAN
ican-online.org (national)
icanri.org (local)

Christy Ceisla, PT (and associates)
Specializing in issues of the Pelvic Floor/Pelvis
The Women’s Medicine Collaborative
146 W. River St.
Providence, RI 02904
401-793-5700
lifespan.org

Kristina Fitzgerald, PT
Physical Therapist specializing in pregnancy and postpartum
The Women’s Medicine Collaborative
146 W. River St.
Providence, RI 02904
401-793-5700
lifespan.org

Isa Herrara, MSPT, CSCS
NYC Physical Therapist Specializing in Cesarean and Pelvic Floor Rehab
Author of Ending Female Pain
endingfemalepain.com

Postpartum Depression Resources + Support Groups
Women & Infants Behavioral Health
Day Clinic and Outpatient Therapy Services
2 Dudley Street, Suite 560
Providence, RI 02905
401-274-1122 ext 2870

Laura Chalk, CNS, RNCS
Psychiatric Nurse
756 Allens Ave.
Providence, RI 02905
401-663-2950

Michele Chaudhry, LICSW, MPH
Specializes in perinatal women’s health
North American Family Institute
49 Pavillion Ave
Providence, RI 02905
401-419-0363
michelechaudhry@nafi.com

MiNa Chung, PhD (Licensed Clinical Psychologist)
Specialty in perinatal-maternal mental health
261 Wickenden Street
Providence, RI 02903
401-323-7380

Families First RI
Matching new moms with mentor moms
Sally Harrison, Director
401-383-9933
sally@familiesfirstri.org
familiesfirstri.org

Stacy Cristo, LMHC
354 Broadway
Providence, Rhode Island 02909
(401) 684-1982

Pregnancy, New Mothers + Family Groups
RI New Moms Connection
Pregnancy and New Moms Groups
Kristen Kardos, MA Ed 401-787-0420
Kathy McGuigan, MSW 401-480-9486
info@rinewmoms.com
rinewmoms.com

Women & Infants New Mothers Group
401-886-4222
Providence 401-767-2344
Woonsocket 401-776-7800

Open Circle
Postpartum classes for caretakers and babies, support groups, breastfeeding groups
410 North Broadway, East Providence, RI 02914
401-338-5466
opencircleri.com

Families First RI
Matching new moms with mentor moms
Sally Harrison, Director
401-383-9933
sally@familiesfirstri.org
familiesfirstri.org/

Bellani Maternity
RI’s Family Resource Center
1276 Bald Hill Rd
Warwick, RI 02886
bellanimaternity.com

RI Homebirth Collective
Support, community and information for families choosing or interested in homebirth
facebook.com/groups/RIHomeBirth

Group Classes + Exercises
Open Circle
Parent & Baby Yoga / Parent & Baby Dance
410 North Broadway, East Providence, RI 02914
401-338-5466
opencircleri.com

Stroller Strides
Outdoor led exercise with stroller and baby
Suzanne Cadge
401-289-0444
suzanne@strollerstrides.net
classes.strollerstrides.net/providence/location/index.aspx

Kanga Training
with Kristen Allen, CNM
parent + baby fitness
401.965.6879
kristen@kangatraining.us
kangatrainingri.com

Jacklyn O’Hara
Oh Baby! Fitness Rhode Island
Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness
401.595.5598
ohbabyfitnessRI.com

Alternative Health Practitioners + Holistic Physicians [Pediatricians] | NPs + DOs
Providence Community Acupuncture
$15-$35 Sliding scale rates in community setting
22 Parsonage St
Providence, RI 02903
401-272-2288
providencecommunityacupuncture.com

Providence Wholistic Healthcare
Shelia Froderman, Natureopathic Doctor
144 Waterman Street, Suite #3, Providence, RI 02906
401-455.0546
providencewholistic.com

Ocean State Holistic Medical Collaborative
Dr. John McGonigle
Family Practitioner, Homeopath
102 Waterman St
East Providence, RI 02906
401-447-2464
johnmcgoniglemd.com

Karlo Berger, AOBTA
Shiatsu Therapy
144 Waterman Street
Providence, RI 02906
401-383-0661
karlo@karloberger.com
karloberger.com/shiatsu.htm

Rhode Island Homebirth | Hope Family Health
homebirth + hospital midwives
family care / well women care nurse practitioners
104 Main Street
Hope, RI 02831
401-965-6897
rihomebirth.com

Open Circle
Kaeli Sutton, Licensed Massage Therapist
seeing all populations, specializing in pregnancy and postpartum massage
410 North Broadway, East Providence, RI 02914
401-338-5466
opencircleri.com

H. Yvette Koch, DA
Traditional Eastern Medicine
148 Waterman Street
Providence, RI  02906
www.eastmed.net
401-743-9533 (work)
401-864-5453 (cell)

Athina Giovanis, D.O
Ocean State Osteopathy
One Richmond Square, Suite 111K, Providence, RI 02906
401-372-2949
oceanstateosteopathy.com

Dr. Jerald Kupperberg, MD
Family Practitioner, Homeopath
54 Howard Hill Rd
Foster, RI 02825
401-397-4638

Susan Steiner, OTR/L, CST-D
Cranio-Sacral Therapy for Mother, Child, Family
232 Doyle Ave
Providence, RI 02906
401-831-1494
ssotr@att.net

Ashley Lakin, DO
Maternal and family healthcare
East Bay Community Action Program
100 Bullocks Point Ave
Riverside, RI 029015
401-437-1000
ebcap.org

Innerwoven Care
Jessica Rosene DeBrito, LMT
seeing all populations, specializing in pregnancy and postpartum massage
410 North Broadway, East Providence, RI 02914
401-433-9466
interwovencare@gmail.com

Diapering, Babywearing + Infant Supplies

The Belly Woman / Alana Bibeau
Diapering and Babywearing Instruction
thebellywoman@gmail.com
www.thebellywoman.com

Carrier Connections, RI
Babywearing Support
Shaylene Costa
carrierconnectionsri@gmail.com
Facebook: carrierconnectionsri

KangaMamas
Babywearing Support
www.kangamamas.com
contact@kangamamas.com
Facebook: kanagamamas

RI Cloth Diaper Support
Facebook group | community gatherings + swaps
www.facebook.com/groups/203379806484271

Mama Earth Village
Diaper Service, online store
401.626.2995
info@mamaearthvillage.com
mamaearthvillage.com

Mama Blu Diaper Service
401-307-1330
mamablu.com

Fertility Support

Providence Mercier Therapy
Holistic approach to fertility support.
Andrea Curi
401-419-0016
providencemerciertherapy@gmail.com

LGBTQ Family Resources

Legal Support
Jackie Grasso
Johnston, RI
401-946-4500
http://www.grassolaw.net

David Strachman, McIntyre Tate LLP
Providence, RI
401-351-7700 Ext. 244
https://www.mtlesq.com/attorney-profiles/david-j-strachman/

Susan Fink, Greenwood & Fink
Providence, RI
401-273-8202
https://www.lesbiangayadoption.com

Carol Ricker, Pelletier Marshall & Clark Attorneys
RI
401-727-4100
https://pmc-attorneys.com/about/attorneys/

Brad Pelletier, Pelletier Marshall & Clark Attorneys
RI
401-727-4100
https://pmc-attorneys.com/about/attorneys/

Amy H. Martell, Whole Family Law & Mediation
Marshfield, MA
781-780-2501
https://www.wholefamilylaw.com

Eric R Oalican, Oalican Law Group
MA
501-821-5599
http://oalicanlaw.com

Mental Health
Kristen Stone, RI CBT
East Providence, RI location
401-294-0451
https://ricbt.com/teammember/kristen-stone-phd/

Wilder Therapy and Wellness
Warwick, RI
401-921-3600
http://www.wildertherapyandwellness.com

Healthcare Providers
RI Women’s Health and Midwifery
Woonsocket, RI
401-349-3282
http://riwomenshealth.com/our-caregivers/

Midwives at LPG Obstetrics and Gynecology
Multiple RI locations and Attleboro, MA
401-606-3000
https://www.lifespan.org/centers-services/obstetrics-and-gynecology-services/about-our-midwives

Women and Infants Fertility Center
Providence, RI
401-441-5336
https://fertility.womenandinfants.org

Amy Goldfarb
Providence, RI
401-781-2400
https://www.coastalmedical.com/find-a-doctor/doc/amy-goldfarb

Fertility Solutions
Providence, RI, and several MA locations
781-326-2451
https://www.fertilitysolutionsne.com

Fenway Health
Boston, MA
617-267-0900
https://fenwayhealth.org

Community Based Support Resources for Pregnancy Loss

RI Based Bereavement Doula Services:
Emerald Ortiz
Bereavement Doula
emdoula28@gmail.com
(508) 740-1519

Ada Johnson
Hawthorn Community Bereavement
https://www.hawthorncommunitybirth.com/bereavement
(510) 590-1231

Jenn Fantasia
Still Birth Certified Bereavement Doula
Crunchymamadoula@gmail.com
(401) 524-7562

Agroterra Birth Bereavement
http://www.agroterrabirth.com/pregnancy-infant-loss/

The Tiny Miracles Foundation Bereavement Support Services
https://ttmf.org/find-support/after-a-loss/
info@ttmf.org

Counseling & Therapy Referral Database:
Zen Care Rhode Island
Find vetted therapists filtered by specialty, insurance billing, geographic location, and training.
https://www.zencare.co/rhode-island/therapists/

RI Family Support Groups:
Providence Loss Support Group
Peer-facilitated, for anyone who has experienced loss through miscarriage, stillbirth, or the death of an infant.
First Tuesday of the month at Providence Community Acupuncture (please enter through the back door)
Contact: Ada Johnson
infantlossri@gmail.com
(510) 590-1231

Greater Providence Chapter of The Compassionate Friends (TCF)
A national, nonprofit support organization that offers friendship, understanding, and hope to families who are grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause.
http://www.tcfprovidence.com/
Lucille: 401-231-9229, lcvalliere49@gmail.com   
Sheila: 401-272-6267,  capasso25@verizon.net

Newport Hospital – Infant Death Support Group
For those who have lost an infant through SIDS, miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death.
Meets every 4th Wednesday in the McClarin Living Room.
Newport Hospital,
20 Powel Ave, Newport, RI 02840
(401) 845-1114

Miscarriage, Infant Death & Stillbirth (M.I.S.) Group
Meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Ronald McDonald House
, 45 Gay Street, Providence
(401) 274-1122, extension 44049
http://www.mispals.org/

Pregnancy After Loss (P.A.L.S.) Support Group
This support group is for women who are pregnant following a loss and would like to share their fears and concerns with other women.
Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 pm
Ronald McDonald House, 45 Gay Street, Providence
(401) 274-1122, ext. 44049
http://www.mispals.org/

Support for Children / Siblings:
www.friendsway.org

Photography:
Agroterra Birth Bereavement
http://www.agroterrabirth.com/pregnancy-infant-loss/

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Bereavement Photography
https://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/find-a-photog/

Prematurity

Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast:
milkbankne.org
377 Elliot St, 
Newton Upper Falls, 
MA 02464 
617-527-6263
info@milkbankne.org 

Project Sweet Peas
RI Based NICU Support Group
info@projectsweetpeas.com

Self Care in the NICU
Hands to Hold: Fragile Babies. Family Support.
handtohold.org
Toll-Free: 855-424-6428
Parent Support ext. 1
Online Store ext. 3

SPIN: Supporting Premature Infant Nutrition
UC San Diego Health

Breastfeeding Your Premature Infant:
KellyMom.com

The Journal of Pediatrics:
Study about human milk based fortifier for NICU babies.

RI Parenting Support Programs

Family Visiting Program – Department of Health
This program provides in-home support for any pregnant parent up to age three in Rhode Island
Family Visiting Webpage
401-222-5960

Women, Infant, and Child (WIC) Services – Department of Health
This program provides nutritional support to pregnant women and children up to age five.
WIC Services
401-222-5960

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Department of Health
Provides low-income individuals and families with the resources to purchase food
Program Information
Family Visiting Webpage
401-222-5960

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) – Department of Health
The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps income eligible families pay their heating bills.
Program Info

Rhode Island Community Food Banks
The Rhode Island Community Food Bank distributes food to people in need.
Find a Local Pantry
(401) 942-6325

Temporary Disability / Caregiver Insurance – Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training
www.dlt.ri.gov/tdi/
(401) 462-8420

Recovery & Addiction Services

Parent Support Network of Rhode Island
The Parent Support Network (PSN) is an organization of families supporting families with children, youth, and young adults who experience or are at risk for serious behavioral, emotional, and/or mental health challenges.
https://www.psnri.org/
401-467-6855

Other Resources

Rhode Island Birth Network
Statewide Resource for Pregnancy, Gentle Birth and Complete Healthcare for Your Family

The Car Seat Lady
Carseat safety information
thecarseatlady.com

Penny Simkin, PT
Nurturing Positive Birth Memories Since 1968
pennysimkin.com

Doulas of Rhode Island
Labor and Postpartum Doula Network
doulasri.org

Childbirth Connection | Choices in Childbirth | Evidence Based Birth
Helping women and health professionals make informed maternity care decisions
childbirthconnection.com
choicesinchildbrith.org
evidencebasedbirth.com

Center for Disease Control National Immunization Program
cdc.gov/nip

Sexual & Domestic Violence Resources

RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence
24-Hour Support Line: 1-800-494-8100
http://www.ricadv.org

Sojourner House
Housing, support Groups, shelters and education services.
http://www.sojournerri.org/
24-hour helpline: 401-765-3232

Additional Resources

Perinatal Social Justice | US Maternal Infant Health
Infant Morbidity + Mortality, Maternal Morbidity +Mortality
Racial + Ethnic Disparities

Amnesty International Maternal Healthcare Crisis Paper
America By the Numbers – Film on black infant mortality
Birth is a Dream: The American Dream  – Film on infant and maternal racial health disparities
Birth by the Numbers National Reports
Community Based Doulas: The Perinatal Revolution (Health Connect One)
Infant Mortality Rates  – Understanding Racial + Ethnic Disparities CDC Report
Problems with US Maternity Care System – OBO
Unnatural Causes PBS Series “Is Inequality Making Us Sick?”
When the Bough Breaks – Film on black Infant mortality
Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective (Sister Song)

Human Rights In Childbirth
http://www.humanrightsinchildbirth.org/about?
Updated Table on the State of Maternity Care in the US – EBB/Improving Birth

Listening to Mothers Surveys
Survey I  Women’s Childbirth Experiences
Survey II New Mothers Speak Out (postpartum experiences)
Survey III New Mothers Speak Out (childbearing experiences)

Maternity | Paternity Paid Leave

Reducing Unnecessary Cesareans
Joint Commission Requires Evidence-Based Perinatal Measures to Reduce Cesareans – EBB
Reducing Primary Cesarean Project – BirthTools.org

Pregnancy
Choosing a Provider | Understanding the Midwifery vs Medical Model of Care
Citizen’s For Midwifery
History of Midwifery – OBO
Midwife-Led Continuity Models of Care Compared with Other Models – Cochrane Review
Models of Maternity Care – OBO
Choosing a Maternity Care Provider – Childbirth Connection
Questions to Ask When Selecting a Midwife or Doctor – OBO

Evidence-Based Maternity Care
What is Evidence-Based Care? – Improving Birth
What is Evidence-Based Care? – EBB
How Do You Find Evidence? – EBB
Routine Care vs Evidence Based Care – EBB
The Most Scientific Birth is Often the Least Technological – The Atlantic
What to Reject When You’re Expecting – Consumer Reports
Scientific Evidence Underlying the American College of Gynecologist’s Practice Bulletins – Abstract Obstetrics + Gynecology  5 August 2011

Exercise & Pregnancy
What is the Evidence for Exercise in Pregnancy? — EBB

Fertility Resources

Gestational Diabetes
Dietary Advice During Pregnancy to Prevent Gestational Diabetes – Cochrane Review
Does Gestational Diabetes Always Mean a Big Baby an Induction? – EBB
Gestational Diabetes NIH Conference Day 1 – EBB
Gestational Diabetes NIH Conference Day 2 – EBB
Gestational Diabetes and the Glucola Test – EBB
Testing for Gestational Diabetes – EBB

Healthy Eating During Pregnancy
Choose My Plate – Gov/USDA
Marijuana Use During Pregnancy

Brain Changes in Pregnancy
Motherhood Brings the Most Dramatic Changes of a Woman’s Life | Boston Globe
Reframing ‘Mommy Brain’ | The New York Times
Pregnancy Causes Lasting Changes in a Woman’s Brain | Scientific American

Prematurity
Prematurity in 2016: Concern, Hope and The Landscape of Unknowns – March of Dimes

Pregnancy Loss

Center for Loss in Multiple Birth (CLIMB)
Miscarriage, Infant Death, + Stillbirth (M.I.S.) & Pregnancy After Loss (P.A.L.)
Still Standing Magazine
Helps employers to help bereaved families transition back to work – Hope Works Here
Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Group – QUILT
Black Infant Memorial
Molly Bears
Sufficient Grace Ministries
Project Bear
Book of Life (abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth)
My Miscarriage Matters
Journeling site with support groups – miscarriage, stillbirth, infertily, etc.– Daily Strength
Stillbirth Support – Star Legacy Foundation
Community for grieving families – MISS Foundation
First Candle
Count the Kicks
Birthing Project USA
Therapeutic Setting

Sexuality & Intimacy During Pregnancy & Postpartum 

#PostBabyHankyPanky: Keeping the Spark Alive – Couples and Sexual Health Research Laboratory
Let’s Talk About Sex and the Perinatal Period with Robin Weiss – InCast: Inspiring, Insightful Interviews
 

Birth
Advanced Maternal Age
The Evidence on Advanced Maternal Age – EBB

ARRIVE Trial
Comments on the ARRIVE Trial – California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative
The ARRIVE Trial – Evidence Based Birth
Practice Advisory: Clinical guidance for Integrations of the ARRIVE Trial – American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology
ARRIVE Trial : Talking Points for Members – American College of Nurse Midwives

Big Babies
Video from Eugene DeClerq, PhD.(scroll to second video)
Induction of Labor at or Near End of Pregnancy for Baby Suspected of Being Very Large (Macrosomia) – Cochrane Review
What is the Evidence for Induction or Cesarean For a Big Baby – EBB

Breech
External Versions – SSB
What is the Evidence for Using External Cephalic Versions – EBB

Cesarean Sections
Birth by the Numbers Video (see videos 1, 3, 4, 5)
Cesarean Sections – CBC
Find Your Hospital’s C-Section Rate
International Cesarean Awareness Network
Friedman’s Curve + “Failure to Progress” Leading Cause of Cesareans – EBB
Joint Commission Requires Evidence-Based Perinatal Measures to Reduce Cesareans – EBB
What Every Woman Needs to Know About Cesarean Sections – CBC
Reducing Primary Cesareans – CMQCC

Gentle Cesarean Sections | Family Centered Cesarean Sections
The Evidence for Skin-to-Skin in the OR After a Cesarean – EBB
Can Hospitals Keep Mom + Baby Together After Cesareans – EBB

Choosing a Provider | Understanding Midwifery vs Medical Model
Citizen’s For Midwifery
History of Midwifery – OBO
Midwife-Led Continuity Models of Care Compared with Other Models – Cochrane Review
Models of Maternity Care – OBO
Questions to Ask When Selecting a Midwife or Doctor – OBO

Comfort In Labor | Labor Support Techniques
Comfort in Labor – Penny Simkin

Delayed Cord Clamping
ACOG Recommendations Discussion
Delayed Cord Clamping Explained – Video with Penny SImkin
World Health Organization Recommendations
Q&A with Science and Sensibility
The Royal College of Midwives Latest Recommendations on Timing of Cord Clamping
Compilation of Evidence from Evidence Based Birth

Doula Support
The Evidence for Doulas – Evidence Based Birth
Impact of Doulas on Healthy Birth Outcomes – National Institute of Health
Continuous Support for omen During Childbirth – Cochrane Review

Eating and Drinking in Labor
Eating and Drinking in Labor – EBB
Eating and Drinking in Labor – Cochrane Review
Food and Drink in Labor Q & A – EBB
Are IV Fluids Necessary During Labor – EBB
Most Women Would Benefit From a Light Meal in Labor – American Society of Anesthesiologists

Epidurals | Pharmaceutical Pain Management
Epidurals for Pain Relief in Labor – Cochrane Review
Nitrous Oxide for Labor Analgesia Position Statement  – ACNM

Estimated Due Dates
Evidence for Inducing Labor for Going Past Your Due Date – EBB

Evidence-Based Birth Practices
What is Evidence-Based Care? – Improving Birth
What is Evidence-Based Care? – EBB
How Do You Find Evidence? – EBB
Routine Care vs Evidence Based Care – EBB
The Most Scientific Birth is Often the Least Technological – The Atlantic
What to Reject When You’re Expecting – Consumer Reports
Scientific Evidence Underlying the American College of Gynecologist’s Practice Bulletins – Abstract Obstetrics + Gynecology  5 August 2011

Excess or Low Amniotic Fluid
What is the Evidence for Induction for Low Fluid in a Healthy Full Term Pregnancy – EBB

Exercise During Pregnancy
What is the Evidence for Exercise in Pregnancy? EBB

Failure to Progress
Friedman’s Curve + “Failure to Progress” Leading Cause of Cesareans – EBB

Gestational Diabetes
Dietary Advice During Pregnancy to Prevent Gestational Diabetes – Cochrane Review
Does Gestational Diabetes Always Mean a Big Baby an Induction? – EBB
Gestational Diabetes NIH Conference Day 1 – EBB
Gestational Diabetes NIH Conference Day 2 – EBB
Gestational Diabetes and the Glucola Test – EBB
Testing for Gestational Diabetes – EBB

Group B Strep (GBS)
Antibiotics and Alternatives for Group B Strep – EBB

Home Birth
Contemporary Trends in Homebirth (Eugene DeClerq PhD video)
Home Birth Data
Why Not Home (film)

Hospital-Based Birth Videos
Happy Birth Day

Hormones in Labor + Birth
The Role of Hormones in Childbirth
Pathway to a Healthy Birth

IV Fluids During Labor
Are IV Fluids Necessary During Labor – EBB
Evidence for the Saline Lock During Labor – EBB

Kick-Counts and Fetal Movement
Hot to Count the Kicks

Low Intervention + Physiologic Birth
What is physiologic birth? – BirthTools
Blog: Acog Supports Limiting Interventions – DONA

Labor Induction + Augmentation
Evidence for Inducing Labor When You Go Past Your Due Date -EBB
Is it Better for Baby to be Born Immediately or to Wait for Labor to Start Spontaneously When Waters Break at or After 37 Weeks – Chochrane Review
What is the Evidence for Induction for Low Fluid in a Healthy Full Term Pregnancy – EBB
Investigating Whether There is a Connection Between Pitocin and Postpartum Hemorrhage

Monitoring In Labor – Fetal Heart Rate and Contraction Monitoring
Evidence Based Fetal Monitoring – EBB
What is the Evidence for Fetal Monitoring Upon Admission – EBB

Mother’s Rights to Informed Consent or Refusal of Medical Recommendations
Refusal of Medically Recommended Treatment During PregnancyACOG

Movement + Positions in Birth
Position in the Second Stage of Labor – Cochrane Review
What is the Evidence for Pushing In Birth? – EBB

Obesity
Obesity + Cesarean Rates (Eugene DeClerq PhD video)

Perineal Massage
What is the Evidence For Perineal Massage to Prevent Tears? – EBB

Second Stage | Pushing Stage
Pushing Methods for Second Stage of Labor  – Cochrane Review
What is the Evidence for Pushing In Birth? – EBB

Trauma in Birth | Trauma History
Breaking The Silence Campaign | Tools for Healing – Improving Birth
Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth

Vaginal Exams
Pelvic Exams Near Term: Benefit or Risk – Science and Sensibility
Routine Vaginal Exams in Labor – Cochrane Review

VBAC | Vaginal Birth After Cesarean
International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)
VBAC Education Project
VBAC Facts

Waterbirth
Evidence of Safety for Waterbirth – EBB
Hydrotherapy during Labor and Birth Position Statement – ACNM

Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Loss of multiples | http://www.climb-support.org/

M.I.S. | http://www.mispals.org

Still Standing | https://stillstandingmag.com

Helps employers to help bereaved families transition back to work |  https://www.hopeworkshere.com

QUILT | www.facebook.com/QUILT2014

Black Infant Memorial | http://blackinfantmemorial.com

Molly Bears | https://mollybears.org

Sufficent Grace Ministries | http://sufficientgraceministries.org/dreams-of-you-shop/

Project Bear | http://www.projectbear.com

Book of Life (abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth) | https://shrineofholyinnocents.org/shrine-of-the-unborn

My Miscarriage Matters | http://www.mymiscarriagematters.org

Daily Strength (journaling site with support groups – miscarriage, stillbirth, infertility, etc) | Dailystrength.org

Stillbirth Support | http://starlegacyfoundation.org

MISS Foundation | https://missfoundation.org

First Candle | https://firstcandle.org

Count the Kicks | https://www.countthekicks.org

Birthing Project USA | https://www.birthingprojectusa.org/intro.html

Therapeutic Setting | https://faithslodge.org