Mama Bear Midwifery


Enjoy the resources below as a starting place to discover the abundance of information out there! This is by no means an exhaustive list nor is it reflective of the the many amazingly diverse resources that exist.  



Midwifery Organizations

New York Homebirth Midwives

American College of Nurse Midwives

MANA: Midwives Alliance of Northern America

NARM: North American Registry of Midwives

Citizens for Midwifery


New York State Licenced Midwife Regulations

New York State Office of the Professions:


Doula Organizations

CNY Doula Connection

Doulas of Central New York

Radical Doula

Mohawk Valley Doulas

DONA International




The New Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy and Birth, Stephanie Brill

The Birth Partner, Penny Simkin

The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth, Sheila Kitzinger

Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: the complete guide, Simkin, et al.

The Natural Pregnancy Book, Aviva Romm

Naturally Healthy Babies and Children, Aviva Romm

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, Ina May Gaskin

Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy & Childbirth, Julia Chinyere Oparah and Alicia D. Bonaparte



Robbie Davis Floyd, PhD- cultural anthropologist specializing in pregnancy and birth

Spinning Babies - all about optimal fetal positioning

The Well Rounded Mama - a great resource for women of all sizes

Midwifery Today

Black Women Birthing Justice

Mothering magazing

Trans Birth - find a provider supporting trans and non-gender conforming people

The Rainbow Babies

Through the Looking Glass  - organization serving families with disabilities

Waterbirth International

Evidence Based Birth -



Orgasmic Birth

Happy Healthy Child

It's My Body, My Baby, My Birth

The Business of Being Born




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