Links to Community Resources

HOMEBIRTH SAFETY STUDY
My practice participated in this study.  I want to thank all of the women and babies who made it possible.  We have a great study here.

CPM
Synopsis:  Certified Professional Midwives are skilled professionals who provide the Midwifery Model of Care to women and families.  Preparation to become a CPM involves specialized, competency-based education programs and risk assessment training that requires out-of-hospital clinical experience.
www.narm.org

GUILD OF WISCONSIN MIDWIVES
Synopsis:  Questions to ask when interviewing a Midwife.  Find a Wisconsin Midwife  Join Friends of Wisconsin Midwives.
www.wisconsinguildofmidwives.org

MARCH OF DIMES
Synopsis: The March of Dimes has an extensive library.  They have information on topics ranging from staying healthy, prenatal testing and information on what you should avoid while you are pregnant.  Below are selected articles that I feel should be read.
htp://www.marchofdimes.com    

PRE-PREGNANCY:
Folic Acid
PREGNANCY:
Seat Belts
Pregnancy
Food Safety
Hazardous Substances During Pregnancy
Mercury and Pregnancy
Mercury and Fish
Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Pregnancy
Stress During Pregnancy
Group B Strep and Pregnancy
NEWBORN:
Newborn Screening Test

C-SECTION PREVENTION
Synopsis:booklet on how to prevent a C-section and current information on VBAC’s
http://www.maternitywise.org

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION
BRADLEY
Synopsis:  Twelve in-depth classes about pregnancy, labor and delivery, postpartum and baby care.
www.bradleybirth.com

NATURAL CHILDBIRTH CLASSES
Synopsis:  “Well rounded and balanced classes.”  “Freedom of choice based on knowledge of the alternatives."
Coral
Milwaukee Metro:  Coral Slavin, 262-893-9945
Class schedule:  www.well-roundedmaternity.com

Fox Valley: 
Heidi Basford-Kerkhof , 920-426-8063


CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION
BRADLEY
Synopsis:  Twelve in-depth cla= sses about pregnancy, labor and delivery, postpartum and baby care.

BLESSING GOD’S WAY
Synopsis: We believe that pregnancy is a reward and gift from our Father in heaven and ought to be taught accordingly. At the same time, pregnancy should be a time of joy and celebration of the extension of His kingdom here on earth!
www.blessinggodsway.com

Heidi’s favorite sites
http://breechbabies.com/

http://www.homebirth.org.uk/ofp.htm
http://www.spinningbabies.com/
http://www.aunaturelbaby.com/
http://www.medela.com/NewFiles/brafit.html
http://www.birthwithlove.com/categories/search.a= sp

DOULAS
Synopsis: Birth doulas offer emotional support, encouragement and wisdom throughout labor and birth. Postpartum doulas support women and families through the transformation that a new baby brings to a family.
General:

LA LECHE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL - LLL
Synopsis: The La Leche League International mission is: To help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
General: www.lalecheleague.org

La Leche League of WI :
http://www.lllofwi.org/
Toll free number 1-877-MOM-MILK

CORD BLOOD REGISTRY
Synopsis: Cord blood is “rich in stem cells.  They are “master cells”.  They have the power to heal and tat over 75 life-threatening illnesses.
www.= cordblood.com  1-888-267-3256

CORD BLOOD DONORwww.cordbloodonor.org

 CASCADE HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS
Synopsis:  Complete book store, natural products, and birth supplies
www.1cascade.com

BADGER CARE
Synopsis: Badger Care is Wisconsin’s state program to provide health insurance for uninsured working families. Call 800-362-3002 or contact the public health department in your area.

WIC
Synopsis: The Women, Infants and Children program provides food and nutrition information to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and children under five years of age healthy and strong. Call 800-722-2295 or contact the WIC project at the public health department iyour area.