As a midwife and health practitioner, I believe it is very important for my clients to be as knowledgeable and informed as possible on their health issues and options.

The following links are intended to provide an introduction home birth and to local and national resources and advocacy organizations. As an Austin midwife, I have been actively involved in community education and advocacy, including Lobby Day at the Texas State Capitol.
Introduction to Midwifery and Home Birth
Study on The Safety of Home Birth  An important study published in the prestigious British Medical Journal.
Birthing From Within  Honoring and preparing for birth as a rite of passage.
Midwifery Today Magazine  A superb source of articles, birth stories, news, and reviews.
Midwives Model of Care™   An excellent overview provided by the Citizens for Midwifery.
Mothering Magazine
Why Home Births are Worth Considering  Melissa Cheyney - Huffington Post
Midwifery and Family Service Organizations
A Mother's Pride   Placenta preparation and encapsulation services
Association of Texas Midwives
Citizens for Midwifery
Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
Conscious Birthing Austin  Childbirth classes and other resources
Ginger Webb - Texas Medicinals  Herbalist
The Herb Bar
International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)
La Leche League
Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)
Slow Family Living
Texans for Midwifery
Professional Licencing and Health Agencies
North American Registry of Midwives
Texas Board of Nursing
Texas Department of State Health Services


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