Below you will find links to a wide range of resources for educational and support purposes, as well as links to other health and wellness providers.
If you know of a website that you would like to see added please feel free to contact me with your comments or suggestions.
Pregnancy, Birth, and Baby
Association for Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health
An educational non-profit organization dedicated to the in-depth exploration of the psychological, emotional, and social development of babies and parents from preparation for pregnancy through the postpartum period and establishment of breastfeeding.
Birthing From Within
Classes that offer a soulful and holistic approach that prepare parents to birth-in-awareness. Parents learn practical information through thought-provoking dialogues, interesting videos, and memorable exercises.
National not-for-profit organization that uses research, education and advocacy to improve maternity care for all women and their families. A great resource for women, families, and health care professionals.
Circumcision Information and Resource Pages
Providing information about all aspects of the genital surgery known as circumcision.
Circumcision Resource Center
Non-profit educational organization with the purpose of informing the public and professionals about the practice of circumcision.
Citizens for Midwifery
The only national consumer-based group promoting the Midwives Model of Care. Website contains useful resources and information.
The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
A coalition of individuals and organizations with concern for the care and well-being of mothers, babies, and families. Promotes a wellness model of maternity care.
Doulas of North America
An international association of doulas who are trained to provide the highest quality emotional, physical, and educational support to women and their families during childbirth and postpartum.
Earth Mama Angel Baby
A complete line of all-natural and organic herbal products and gifts that support the entire process of childbirth, from natural pregnancy through labor, postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, and natural baby care.
Henci Goer Website
Award-winning medical writer and internationally known speaker, Henci Goer is the author of The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth. Her previous book, Obstetric Myths Versus Research Realities, is a highly-acclaimed resource for childbirth professionals. An independent scholar, she is an acknowledged expert on evidence-based maternity care.
HypnoBirthing® - The Mongan Method
A unique method of relaxed, natural childbirth education, enhanced by self-hypnosis techniques. HypnoBirthing® shows women how to use their natural instincts to bring about a safer, easier, more comfortable birthing. Emphasis is placed on pregnancy and childbirth, as well as on pre-birth parenting and the consciousness of the pre-born baby.
International Cesarean Awareness Network
Improving maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).
March of Dimes
Information and answers about pregnancy, your baby, prematurity, genetic disorders, and much more.
Maya Abdominal Massage ™
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage ™ seek to restore the body to its natural balance, enhancing pregnancy, aiding in labor and delivery, miscarriages, difficult pregnancies, and infertility.
Midwives Association of Washington State
Providing resources, referrals and information for expecting families and midwives in Washington State.
The goal of Mothers Naturally is to increase the number of safe and positive births by educating and informing the public about natural birth options and empowering women to make pregnancy and birth choices appropriate for their lives.
Puget Sound Blood Center Cord Blood Program
Expectant families in the Puget Sound area and in Hawaii have an opportunity to potentially save the lives of patients worldwide. Assisted by local nurses, midwives, and doctors, the Cord Blood Program collects, processes, stores, and distributes blood collected from the umbilical cord for patients needing a stem cell transplant.
Pushedbirth.com is the sister site for Pushed, the book, and was created to provide women with uncensored, unsweetened information about US childbirth care.
Website of author and midwife Sheila Kitzenger. Explore aspects of birth, drawing on things that Sheila has learned from her research as a social anthropologist about women's experiences of pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding.
Spinning babies offers information on achieving an easier birth through optimal fetal positioning.
Waterbirth International was founded with the goal of making waterbirth an available option for all women.
WishGarden Herbs got its start as a cottage industry providing remedies for pregnancy and childbirth. They offer outstanding, time-tested specialty products to aid in labor and delivery.
Parenting and Child Development
Website is focused on attachment parenting, and is intended to help parents become better informed consumers of health care.
Attachment Parenting International
Providing educational materials and research information to promote attachment parenting concepts.
Healthy Child Healthy World
Healthy Child Healthy World is dedicated to protecting the health and well being of children from harmful environmental exposures. Educating parents, supporting protective policies, and engaging communities to make responsible decisions, simple everyday choices, and well-informed lifestyle improvements to create healthy environments where children and families can flourish.
Holistic Moms Network
Website for mothers interested in holistic and natural approaches to parenting, with an attachment-based perspective.
Holistic Pediatric Association
A non-profit, educational organization that unites parents and health professionals in the common goal of improving and transforming pediatric medicine into a safe, nurturing, and sensible holistic health care system for children.
Focusing on building a family-friendly America, including maternity/paternity leave, flexible work schedules, realistic and fair wages, and access to healthcare for everyone.
A wonderful website that contains useful articles, resources, and information for natural family living.
The National Center for Fathering
Improving the well-being of children by inspiring and equipping men to be more effectively involved in the lives of children.
Monthly news magazine and searchable Family Directory for parents in the Puget Sound region. A wonderful local resource.
Project No Spank
A resource for parents, students, educators, education policymakers, healthcare providers, children's advocates, and all others who are concerned with the safety and well-being of children.
La Leche League International
Support, information, and education for breastfeeding mothers. Washington chapter offers local meetings, support groups, and consultation.
Bird & Bee Acupuncture
Tristin McLaren, LAc, MSA, provides compassionate acupuncture services in prenatal, postpartum, and reproductive health for today's women and tomorrow's generation.
Chrysalis Counseling Services PLLC
In addition to offering private HypnoBirthing® instruction, Juliana Tyler, MA, LMHC, HBCE, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Child Mental Health Specialist in private practice with a specialty in perinatal and postpartum counseling for women and their families. This includes issues such as birth trauma, miscarriage and neonatal loss, infertility, Perinatal and Postpartum Mood Disorders, preparing abuse survivors for birth, and attachment and bonding. Juliana was the former Vice-Chair for Perinatal Support Washington (previously known as Postpartum Support International of Washington), and past Washington State Coordinator for Postpartum Support International.
Moonrise Health is owned and operated by Brandy Ross, ND, LM, CPM. She provides personalized midwifery and naturopathic medicine to Seattle, Lynnwood and surrounding areas. She takes a special interest in homebirth, women's health care and pediatrics, but also provides care for the whole family.
Skagit Natural Family Medicine
A primary health care clinic that is committed to excellence in natural family medicine, including midwifery and pediatric care.
Melissa Denmark, LM, CPM, and her team of licensed midwives and birth assistants provide safe, personalized, and compassionate midwifery care, comprehensively serving women during their prenatal, birth, and postpartum periods.
Sound Holistic Health
A multidisciplinary medical clinic located in downtown Everett providing natural and comprehensive services for the whole family, including naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, massage therapy, chiropractic care, and reflexology. Home to the Kindred Spirit Learning Center, which offers a variety of classes, including yoga and meditation.
Wildroot Healing Arts
Alyssa Rieser, MS, RDN, provides nutritional counseling, herbal medicine, and doula services for women and couples in their childbearing years in the Seattle area.
Yoga for Fertility
Lynn Jensen, RYT, MBA, offers Yoga for Fertility classes and workshops that are designed for women or couples who are trying to conceive, either naturally or through assisted reproductive technology.
Zoe Lotus Healing Arts
Beth Webber, MSOM, LAc, LMP, practices a unique blend of gentle acupuncture, massage and breath work, Maya Abdominal Massage, herbals, and nutritional and lifestyle recommendations in each session. She specializes in women's wellness, supporting women from puberty through menopause and beyond.
Please note: blossom birth & baby is not responsible for the contents of any of the above-referenced websites, and inclusion in this list does not indicate that blossom birth & baby is in any way endorsing the policies, procedures, or views contained therein.