Resource Directory

Click a Resource Category below to access helpful information.

Birth Centers

National Association of Childbearing Centers
Birth Centers Online:


Baby Friendly Hospitals

Unicef overview of the program:

US Baby Friendly Hospitals:

Breastfeeding Organizations

International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA)

La Leche League International: 847-519-7730
Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-525-3243
Taped Message: 900-448-7475 ext. 26

Breastfeeding Websites

Breastfeeding site of Mothers of Australia:

Comprehensive breastfeeding site:

A Warehouse of breastfeeding information:

Breastfeeding and attachment parenting of twins:

Fashions for nursing moms

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action.
Devoted to international breastfeeding advocacy:
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Midwife Publications

Midwifery Today, Inc.


Midwife Organizations

American College of Nurse-Midwives
Citizens for Midwifery
Midwives Alliance of North America
National Association of Childbearing Centers


Comprehensive search for midwives, doulas, childbirth educators, breastfeeding support, birth photographers, massage therapists, and homeopathic physicians.
Full of information on midwifery and has a Midwife Directory on the home
page. (Massachusetts)
Friends of Midwives offers a search function for New England midwives, doulas, and childbirth educators, as well as The Directory of Birthing Resources, a print version of New England resources.
A statewide directory of Oregon midwives, doulas, and childbirth educators.

Alternative Practitioners

American Association of Drugless Practitioners
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Referral number: 206-298-0125
American Herbalists Guild
American Holistic Health Association
American Holistic Medical Association
American Naturopathic Medical Association
Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals
Holistic Pediatric Association
International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
National Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance
The National Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine
North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH)
The Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM)


Mother Support and Advocacy Organizations

Attachment Parenting International (API)
The mission of Attachment Parenting International is to promote parenting methods that create strong, healthy emotional bonds between children and their parents. These methods nurture and fulfill a child’s need for trust, empathy and affection, providing a lifelong foundation for healthy enduring relationships.

Mother’s Support Network
Their mission is “to support parents in their quest to raise happy, healthy children.” They have regular support meetings, scheduled play days, a mother/baby program, childbirth preparation classes, parent/toddler classes, community events, a library and a newsletter.

The National Association of Mothers’ Centers (NAMC)
Their mission is “to enable members to be effective in using their individual and collective knowledge and experience as catalysts for personal and societal changes that benefit mothers and fathers.”
The NAMC will help you find or start a mother’s center in your area.

The Moms Clubs
Particularly for at-home moms. The organization’s goals are “to provide a support group for mothers who choose to stay at home to raise their children.”

Mothers of Color at Home (MOCHA)
The group is a “support group for stay at home mothers who have chosen not to work fulltime outside of the home in order to devote more time to their families.” The group is currently accepting new members and organizing new chapters in areas with several members.

The Motherhood Project
Working to promote “a Mother’s Renaissance-fresh thinking, discussion and activism by mothers about motherhood and mothering, and about who mothers are, what we do, our importance to our children, families and society, and our potential as catalysts for cultural and social change for the benefit of children and families.”

Families for Natural Living
Families for Natural Living is a 501 (c)3 non-profit educational organization and a community of diverse people who share the belief that we as individuals are responsible for our own health and have the inherent right to make informed decisions regarding our health.

Mothers Ought to Have Equal Rights (MOTHERS)
“A grassroots mothers’ movement to improve the economic status of mothers and others who care for family dependents.”

Mothers and More
They provide a nationwide network of local chapters for “mothers who are-either by choice or by circumstances-altering their participation in the paid workforce over the course of their active parenting years.” The group serves mothers at home as well as mothers working outside the home.

Mothers Acting Up
This group is dedicated to “mobilizing the gigantic political strength of Mothers.” “We realize that we live in a world that does not prioritize or protect our children’s well-being and that will not change without each of us finding the courage and commitment to speak out on their behalf.”

The Motherhood Movement
The Mothers Movement Online (MMO) provides “resources for mothers and others who think about social change.” They provide “an open source for the distribution of information about social, cultural, economic and political conditions that impact the lives of mothers.” They serve as a clearinghouse for resources and ideas that support social change to improve the status of mothers and others who are responsible for care work in our society.”

The Natural Child Project
The Natural Child Project has articles and advice on “parenting and education that respects children”. The site also includes a children’s art gallery and a fundraising shop with unique parenting items. Founder and counselor Jan Hunt’s Parenting From The Heart Telephone Counseling Service is available worldwide for questions and concerns on parenting, homeschooling and personal matters.

Familes For Natural Living
Families for Natural Living (FNL) provides resources, education, support and camaraderie to parents who wish to make conscious, compassionate, informed choices for their children and themselves. FNL families are typically interested in natural living issues, such as holistic health care, natural birthing, attachment parenting, alternative schooling, nutritious whole foods, and environmentally conscientious living.

Take A Nap
To provide support, resources and a playgroup for parents of infants and young children who wish to share their experiences with other naturally minded parents. NAP is designed to be an open-minded organization where all parents practicing ANY aspect of Natural Parenting can feel valued and accepted.

Postpartum Depression

Depression After Delivery
Information Request Line 1-800-944-4773
Features sections on the sypmons and treatment of PPD as well as a bookstore and complete contact information.

Postpartum Support International
Featuring information on the causes, symptoms and treatment for PPD including a self-assessment test. How to increase social support, a book and video section, a support group list (U.S. and worldwide) and a chatroom entitled Mothershare.

Domestic Violence

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
Features a state coalition list to find a resource group in your area as well as a step by step guide on how to get help.

End Abuse – The family violence prevention fund
An overview of Family Violence Prevention Fund programs and extensive resources to get help. You can also sign up to receive e-alerts for the latest action campaigns.

Ritual Abuse, Ritual Crime, and Healing
Offers information and resources for survivors, therapists and others.
Features healing tips, an extensive library and a creative corner with art and poetry from survivors.

Family Violence Prevention Services
A recovery program viewed by law enforcement agencies and the courts as a effective alternative sentencing program. Website offers a program description and related articles.

Oakland County Coordinating Council Against Domestic Violence
Features the online Domestic Violence Abuse handbook.

Local Resources: Orange County / Long Beach / South Bay

Dr. Berlin
Dr. Brad Miller
Kimberly Gross
Lysa Quealey