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Conscious Empowered Birth
internet & local resources


La Leche League International, expertise and networks for teaching and supporting breastfeeding
Newman Breastfeeding Clinic and Institute, Dr. Jack Newman's+ online resource for breastfeeding

The Business of Being Born
Business of Being Born, an amazingly informative film revealing the "medicalization" of birth

Childbirth Education
Birthworks International, classes and training developing women's self-confidence, trust and faith in their ability to birth

Doula Support
DONA International, the largest and most well-respected doula training and doula network

Informed Consent
The Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation, dedicated to empowering women, specifically in the area of childbirth and pregnancy, focuses on the issues of informed consent, the off-label use of drugs, and maternal mortality.

Water Birth
Waterbirth International


Palm Beaches, FL (including Jupiter and Tequesta), USA resources:
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Accra, Ghana area resources:
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Brussels, Belgium area resources:
Active Birth Yoga for Pregnancy, gentle prenatal and mum & baby classes with Sophie
Association Francophone des Doulas de Belgique
Bolle Buik, midwives supporting home and water births in Brussels and surrounding areas
Brussels Childbirth Trust, supporting young familes with antenatal classes and postpartum network
Diep Rood, home-based birth center outside of Brussels
Kind en Gezin, free preventative health care for young children (Dutch and English)
La Leche League, Belgium's group to find local meetings
Massage with Sylvie Bianchi - Prenatal, Post-Natal & Baby Massage
Office de La Naissance et de l'Enfance, free preventative health care for young children (French)
Ostepath, Benoit Eyben, Rue de Ham in Uccle, 0475.92.59.38
Physiotherapy/Kinesiotherapy, Winnie Liberg, prenatal/postnatal privates/classes, near Montgomery/Merode, 02.733.62.68

Washington, DC Metro area resources:
American Red Cross of the National Capital Area, for Infant CPR and First Aid classes
BirthCare & Women's Health, birth center and midwives who attend hospital births
The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington, offering regular classes, advice and a store
DC Developing Familes Center, home of the DC Birth Center
Lactation Education Resources, breastfeeding information and training
La Leche League, to find local meetings in DC, DE and MD
La Leche League
, to find local meetings in VA and WV
Mother & Baby Matters
, doula agency providing birth/labor and postpartum doulas
National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, to find support for managing multiples
Prenatal Yoga with Naomi Gottlieb-Miller, northernstaryoga@gmail.com, 240.461.7926


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