American College of Nurse-Midwives
This is a professional organization for Nurse-Midwives in the US. This
site has a midwife locator service where you can search for local midwives
by entering your zip code. Also contains important breaking news about women's health.
Midwives Alliance of North America
This is a professional organization for direct entry/professional midwives. Direct entry midwives generally specialize in out-of-hospital and home birth.
Centering Healthcare Institute
This organization promotes a new model of prenatal care where women meet
in groups through pregnancy, instead of having one-on-one visits as is the
current custom. A wonderful model for creating communities among women,
and to support women as they learn and make decisions about their
pregnancies. Learn more about it here. It's really catching on, all over the
Empowering Women's Wisdom (birthing
Empower your health on a daily basis with Christiane Northrup, MD,
OBGYN, internationally-known for her visionary, empowering approach to women’s health and wellness. Her birthing page provides interactive information, references, and recommended reading for optimizing your birthing wisdom.