Guidelines for Using the Resource Directory
Please note: You will find valuable information in each category. Only some of the categories have provider contact information. The best way to get referrals and birth information is through contacting Jo Anne Lindberg, president and founder for more that twenty years. Call or email her from the contact page. She is also offering Informed Birth Consultations for parents who want to make informed decisions and have healthier, happier births along with personal referrals. Traditional Asian medicine based health coaching is also available.
You’ll save time and energy if you can identify your needs and desires before you begin searching. People seeking nonintervention-oriented births or natural childbirth need to choose a midwife that will support this option or else you will be unlikely to achieve your goal. It’s important to pay special attention to what the practitioner’s philosophies and practices are. We recommend that you interview at least 2 – 3 providers before making your decision.
Orchestrating support for your pregnancy, labor and birth is a learning process. We recommend you welcome this opportunity as part of the experience of becoming a parent. Midwives listed on this web site have a variety of practice styles. Their level of commitment to non-intervention oriented birth, uninterrupted bonding and breastfeeding will vary.
Remember that BirthLink is also about a wellness model for health care. This means taking a proactive approach to chronic health challenges so that you have many options for treatment. A preventative approach means seeking some type of treatment while you are well. If you are having health problems listen to your body and take action. Not sure what direction to go in? Let us know. We can help direct you.
Disclaimer: This information is presented by BirthLink Ltd for the sole purpose of disseminating general health information for the public benefit. The information contained in or provided through this publication is intended for general consumer understanding and education only and is not intended to be, and is not provided as, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This publication and any information provided are not intended to constitute the practice of, or furnishing of, medical, nursing or professional health care advice, diagnosis, consultation, treatment or services in any jurisdiction. Always seek the advice of your midwife, physician, nurse or other qualified health care provider before you undergo any treatment or for answers to any questions you may have regarding any medical condition.
- Alternative and Free Standing Birth Centers
- Birth Consultants
- Birth Doulas
- Birth Instructors
- Breastfeeding Support
- Cranial Sacral Therapy
- Labor Monitrice
- Massage and Bodywork Therapists
- Midwives - Hospital Based
- Midwives – Home Birth
- Naturopathic Doctors
- Parenting & Professional Resources
- Pediatric Holistic Care
- Postpartum Doulas & Other Care
- Pre/Postnatal Exercise and Yoga
- Water Birth & Tub Providers
- Women's Health