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Resources

Below you will find a list of some of the resources for pregnant and parenting families in the Rhode Island community.  As an Organization, we take referrals seriously and therefore only add local groups or practitioners 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 simply don’t know about or haven’t had experience with. If you’ve worked with someone that your family has loved, please let us know!

Also included are additional resources and links to organizations and evidence-based / science-based articles on topics that families frequently have interest in. Please understand that these resources are not comprehensive and 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

Root Home Breastfeeding
Aimee Quigley, RN, IBCLC and Associates
401-379-2900
www.roothomebreastfeedingRI.com

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

Physical Therapy and Cesarean Section + Pelvic Health Resources

CESAREAN HEALING SUPPORTS

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

Kaeli Sutton, LMT
Cesarean Scar Healing Workshops and Private Sessions
401-338-5466
www.opencircleri.com

PHYSICAL THERAPY + PELVIC HEALTH

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

Melissa Nassaney, DPT
Full Circle Pelvic Health
https://fullcirclepelvichealth.com

Jennifer Reynolds, DPT
Reynolds Physical Therapy
Barrington, RI 02806
(773) 710-4295
https://www.reynoldspt.com

Anna Burns, DPT
South Shore Pelvic Health
Weymouth, MA 02190
(920) 375-1158
https://www.southshorepelvichealth.com/about

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

Mental Health Resources + Support Groups

The following mental health resources and providers offer a variety of individual and group services and specialties. All specialize in work with pregnant and postpartum families, and many have additional specialties including sexuality, relationships, bonding and attachment, depression and anxiety, fertility, pregnancy and infant loss, trauma-histories and more. Please explore their individual information for more details.

Women & Infants Behavioral Health
Day Clinic and Outpatient Therapy Services
2 Dudley Street, Suite 560
Providence, RI 02905
401-274-1122 ext 2870
https://www.womenandinfants.org/the-day-hospital

Women’s Medicine Collaborative
Women’s Behavioral Health
Multiple Rhode Island Locations
https://www.lifespan.org/centers-services/womens-behavioral-medicine

Laura Chalk, PCNS
208 Governor Street
Providence, RI 02906
401-663-2950
https://zencare.co/provider/psychiatrist/laura-chalk

Jane Hesser
Providence Women’s Therapy
534 Angell Street
Providence, RI 02906
401-648-7459
http://providencewomenstherapy.com

Michele Chaudhry, LICSW, MPH
North American Family Institute
49 Pavillion Ave
Providence, RI 02905
401-419-0363
michelechaudhry@nafi.com

Sarah Torrey, LICSW
433 Broadway
Providence, RI 02909
401-270-9554
www.broadwaypsychotherapy.com/sarah-torrey/

Sarit Lesser
Dyad Psychology
154 Waterman St. Suite 15
Providence, RI 02906
401-655-2225
www.dyadpsychology.com

Anna Cable, LISCW
3 Phillips Street
Providence, RI 02906
(401) 595-6827
https://www.zencare.co/provider/therapist/anna-cable

Stacy Cristo, LMHC
354 Broadway
Providence, Rhode Island 02909
(401) 684-1982
http://www.stacydonncristo.com

Andrea Insoft
1193 Walnut Street, Suite #6
Newton Highlands
617-694-6846
https://www.awinsoft.info

Corey Flanders
194 Waterman St, Third Floor
Providence, RI 02906
508-399-1589
https://www.coreyjflanders.com

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, parenting, fathers, LGBTQ support groups
401-338-5466
opencircleri.com

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

Exercise, Dance and Yoga for Pregnancy + Postpartum

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

Katie McNamara
Prenatal and Postpartum Pilates (specifically Katie)
https://www.providencepilatescenter.com/our-team

Momma Strong
Online Fitness Geared Toward Pregnancy and Postpartum
https://mommastrong.com/

Jane Austin Prenatal and Parent + Baby Yoga
Experience Prenatal Yoga instruction
https://janeaustinyoga.com/yoga-classes/online-classes/

 

Doulas in RI and MA
Medical, Chiropractic, Acupucture + Bodywork for Childbearing Families

PEDIATRIC, FAMILY PRACTICE, OBSTETRIC + CHIROPRACTIC CARE

Rhode Island Home Birth + Hope Family Health
home birth + hospital-based midwives
family care / well women care nurse practitioners
104 Main Street
Hope, RI 02831
401-965-6897
rihomebirth.com

Full Circle Health Obstetrics and Family Medicine
Dr. Ashley Lakin, Dr. Susanna Magee, Dr. John Morton
255 Cass Ave, Woonsocket, RI 02895
(401) 767-1576

Women’s Medicine Collaborative Midwifery Practice
146 W River Street
Providence, RI 02904
(401) 793-7080
https://www.lifespan.org/centers-services/obstetrics-and-gynecology-services/ob-gyn-practitioners/about-our-midwives

Women’s Care Midwives
(please note that our recommendation is to the midwives in the practice)
Offices in Providence, Pawtucket, East Greenwich and East Providence
(401) 727-4800
https://www.womenandinfants.org/alliance/womens-care

Sage Collaborative
Dr. John McGonigle, Meghan Shaeffer, DC and associates
Family Medicine, Chiropractic
102 Waterman St
East Providence, RI 02906
401-447-2464
johnmcgoniglemd.com

Root Family Medicine
Primary Care, Herbalism, Functional Medicine, Osteopathy
508-928-7668
Norwood, MA
www.rootfamilymedicine.com

Bayside Chiropractic
73 Taunton Ave
Seekonk, MA 02711
401-223-0111
https://baysidechiroprovidence.com

NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE, EASTERN MEDICINE + ACUPUNCTURE

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

Maria Vanson, DAc
Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
356 Main Street
Warren, RI 02885
www.opencircleri.com/services/acupuncture/

H. Yvette Koch, DAc
Valley Spirit Traditional Medicine
208 Governor Street
Providence, RI 02906
(401) 864-5453
www.valleyspirittraditionalmedicine.com

Alice Lee, DAc
Acupuncture and Energy Medicine
401-529-9765

Providence Community Acupuncture
$15-$35 Sliding scale rates in community setting
1055 Westminster St
Providence, RI 02903
401-272-2288
providencecommunityacupuncture.com

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

MASSAGE THERAPY, STRUCTURAL BODYWORK, CRANIO-SACRAL THERAPY, STRUCTURAL OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE

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

Kaeli Sutton, LMT
Pregnancy, postpartum + infant massage, Thai Yoga massage
208 Governor Street
Providence, RI 02906
401-338-5466
opencircleri.com

Simone Lukas-Jogl
Rolfing, Biodynamic Bodywork, Gyrotonics
100 Lafayette Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
401-275-4783
www.rolfing-providence.com

Jessica Barletta, LMT
Therapeutic Bodywork, Lymphatic Drainage, Mayan Abdominal Massage
208 Governor Street
Providence, RI 028906
401-286-3944

Melinda Whitaker, LMT
Pregnancy and general population massage therapy
Lafayette Mill
650 Ten Rod Rd, Suite 320
North Kingstown, RI, 02852
774-262-2519
www.islandmassagetherapy.co

Polly Jiacovelli, LMT, CLT-LANA
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
394 Angell Street
Providence, RI 02906
401-330-0627
www.pollyjiacovelli.com

Noreen Cerqua, LCMT
Arvigo Mayan Abdominal Massage
1350 Main Street, Walpole, MA
(508) 397-8287
http://wombcare.squarespace.com

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS SPECIALIZING IN PERINATAL HEALTH:
please see separate section in resources

Diapering, Babywearing + Infant Supplies

BABYWEARING SUPPORTS

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

KangaMamas
Babywearing Support
Facebook: kanagamamas

CLOTH DIAPERING SUPPORTS

Fluff Love University
https://fluffloveuniversity.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:
Ada Johnson
Hawthorn Grief Care
https://hawthorngriefcare.com
(510) 590-1231

Emerald Ortiz
Bereavement Doula
emdoula28@gmail.com
(508) 740-1519

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

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 and MA Parenting Support Programs

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

JF&CS Center for Early Relationship Support
Parenting + Family Support + Education
Multiple Locations in RI and MA
www.jfcsboston.org
781-647-JFCS (5327)

Rhode Island Parent Information Network (RIPIN)
Information, training, education, support, + advocacy for person/family-centered care
300 Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 300
Warwick, RI 02888
401-270-0101
www.ripin.org

Children’s Friend
153 Summer Street
Providence, RI 02903
800.286.2901 toll-free
401.729.5899 TDD
info@cfsri.org

Family Service of Rhode Island
Counseling, prenatal/early childhood support, strengthening communities, child + family wellbeing, school based solutions, adult services, community resources www.familyserviceri.org
(401) 331-1350

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

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

Family Service of Rhode Island
Counseling, prenatal/early childhood support, strengthening communities, child + family wellbeing, school based solutions, adult services, community resources www.familyserviceri.org
(401) 331-1350

The Providence Center
Substance Dependence Recovery Support Programs
528 North Main Street,
Providence, RI 02904
(401) 276-4020
https://www.providencecenter.org

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