Organizations

Online resources both local and national that Genevieve recommends. These range from doulas who will support you and the midwife during your natural labor, more information about the safety and history of home birth, tools for successful breastfeeding and getting help during your postpartum period.

Local Resources

Bundle of Joy Postpartum: Wendy Redding CPD (DONA, Maternity Wise) Doula – Postpartum care – non-medical physical and emotional support, breastfeeding assistance and household organization during the postnatal period.

Diaper Squad: Since 2008, The Diaper Squad have been happily washing and delivering diapers in the most ecologically-friendly way as possible – a very Austin choice!

La Leche League of Austin: http://texaslll.org/group/austin-metro

TexasMedicinals.com – Exceptionally high quality herbs and herbal products for family health, including a fabulous line of pregnancy teas and body products.

Mothers Naturally – A public education program from the Midwives Alliance of North America. The goal of Mothers Naturally is to increase the number of safe and positive births by educating and informing the public about natural birth options and empowering women to make pregnancy and birth choices appropriate for their lives.

Central Texas Birth Network – The CTBN is a member-supported organization of childbirth professionals, healthcare providers, and other businesses that serve expecting mothers and families.

National Resources

Attachment Parenting: http://www.centralaustinapi.com

The Coalition for Improving Materinity Services – Established in 1996, the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) is a collaborative effort of numerous individuals and more than 50 organizations representing over 90,000 members. Their mission is to promote a wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce costs.

LLL International

Ask Dr. Sears: http://www.askdrsears.com/

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