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Contents
Wholistic Pregnancy Exercises
  • Pregnancy Yoga Exercises
  • Pregnancy and Massage Therapy
  • Chiropractic and Pregnancy (Plus Exercises)
  • Visualization for a Loving Birth
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine for Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Exercise Tips

Birthing Options

  • Hospital Birth With Obstetricians
  • Hospital Birth With Certified Nurse Midwives
  • Freestanding Birth Centers
  • Birth at Home
  • Is Homebirth Safe?
  • Types of Homebirth Midwives and Fees
  • Renting Tubs for Home Waterbirth
  • Homebirth with Certified Nurse-Midwives
  • Homebirth With Direct-Entry Midwives

U.S. Midwifery Organizations, State by State

Questions to Ask a Prospective Birth Attendant
  • Choosing the Hospital
  • Choosing a Doctor
  • Choosing a Birth Center
  • Choosing a Homebirth Midwife

Childbirth, Pregnancy, & Postpartum Support Options
  • Childbirth Education
  • Professional Labor Support
  • Postpartum Doulas (Help for Mom and Baby after Birth)
  • Ancillary Pregnancy and Childbirth Services:
    Hypnotherapy
    Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
    Chiropractic
    Prenatal and Postpartum Massage
    Homeopathy
    Spiritual Assistance, Yoga & Dance
    Massage & Bodywork
    Psychological Services, Therapists & Support Groups
    Vaginal Birth After Cesearean/ Healing Cesearean Trauma

Suggested Reading

See Also: Pathways Into Midwifery: Links

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"Ocean Mama" Portrait by Mary Beth DeLucia
DeLucia Photography, Santa Monica, California



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