“You are constructing your own reality with the choices you make...or don't make. If you really want a healthy pregnancy and joyful birth, and you truly understand that you are the one in control, then you must examine what you have or haven't done so far to create the outcome you want. ”
~Kim Wildner-Mother's Intention: How Belief Shapes Birth
Local Resources and Referrals
This page includes helpful web sites as well as local resources and referrals.
•Birth Centers and Licensed Midwives
This page lists our top picks of Birth centers and Licensed midwives attending home births.
Bottoms Up Diaper Service and Mobile Baby Store
Call to schedule your free demonstration
•Conception, preconception and holistic fertility services
The Red Tent, Center for Healing The Whole Woman, Boca Raton, Florida
•ObGyn & Certified Nurse Midwives for in Hospital births
At Amazing Births we believe that choosing the right care provider for your birth is the most important decision you will make. On this page you will find Amazing Births' top choices, if you are birthing in a hospital. Providers doing VBACs and water births are also marked. We welcome your calls for referrals or questions about care providers.
•Our favorite Cord Blood Collection
Broward, Miami, Palm Beach
On this page you will discover a list of pediatricians in South Florida that come with recommendations from moms. Remember that choosing a doctor is very important. Ask people that you trust who they use.
We prefer to list doctors who are holistically inclined, supportive of breastfeeding and are educated about parents rights to refuse vaccinations.
•Prenatal Yoga Classes
This page lists other area yoga classes along with Amazing Births classes
•Therapists / Counseling
Lorraine Andy, LCSW, CHt, CIRT
Certified Imago Relationship Therapist
Specializing in Couples and relationship issues 370 W. Camino Gardens Blvd.
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Gerda Muyen, MSW, LCSW
Karyn Rosenberg, LCSW
Dira de la Rosa LMFT
Specializing in grief, loss, fertility and post-partum depression
190 W. Palmetto Park Rd.
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Hollywood Beach)
Elizabeth Bonet, PhD
Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Women's Issues, post-partum depression
2625 Executive Park Drive, Suite 3,
Weston, Florida 33331
Depression After Delivery
Features sections on the symptoms and treatment of PPD as well as a bookstore and complete contact information.
Information Request Line 1-800-944-4773
Postpartum Support International
Featuring information on the causes, symptoms and treatment for PPD including a self-assessment test. How to increase social support, a book and video section, a support group list (U.S. and worldwide) and a chatroom entitled Mothershare.
Pre-pregnancy, Pregnancy and Birth Web Sites
http://www.ican-online.org/International Cesarean Awareness Network. Information on Cesareans, VBACs and a list of chapters in your area.
Circumcision Information and Resources
Website of the Circumcision Resource Center - a nonprofit educational organization with the purpose of informing the public and professionals about the practice of circumcision.
Valuable medical research tool for both consumers and health care providers.
The starting point for information on pregnancy, birth and babies
Hypnosis for birth - www.HypnoBirthing.com
Lamaze information - www.Lamaze-childbirth.com
International Childbirth Education Association - www.ICEA.org
Coalition for Improving Maternity Services - www.Motherfriendly.org
Helping women make informed decisions - www.maternitywise.org
International Cesarean Awareness Network - www.ican-online.org
March of Dimes - www.modimes.org
Healthy Mother Healthy baby - www.hmhb.org
Midwifery & Pregnancy information site - www.Midwiferytoday.com
Optimal pregnancy nutrition site (Dr. Brewer, MD) - www.blueribbonbaby.org
Pregnancy educational site - www.Pregnancytoday.com
Pregnancy/birth site - www.pregnancy-place.com
Pregnancy educational site - www.Pregnancy.about.com
Pregnancy educational site - www.Pampers.com
Preg/birth/parent education Dr. Sears - www.askdrsears.com
Informative pregnancy & birth site - www.childbirthsolutions.com
Has listings of area childbirth educators, doulas etc. - www.Birthpartners.com
Wonderful pregnancy, birth & parenting site - www.Parentsplace.com
Holistic pregnancy & natural childbirth magazine - www.mothering.com
Pregnancy fitness - www.maternalfitness.com
Medication & pregnancy - www.Motherisk.org
Medication & pregnancy - www.Medlineplus.gov
The wise use of herbs during pregnancy
Resource for searching medical journals and databases
Amanda Tang Photography
We believe that special moments in your life are meant to be recorded with photography and special keepsakes. Affordable photography with no copyrights makes it easy to share your precious moments with friends and family.
Galleries and more information @ our website
Thevegandietduringpregnancyand lactation http://www.childbirthsolutions.org/articles/pregnancy/vegandiet/index.php
We talk a lot about positioning your baby for an easier birth, You can do a lot of poses to encourage an Anterior Baby. This site isn't high tech, but it's great in terms of positioning.
A comprehensive website on waterbirth for consumers and practitioners.
•Relaxation & Meditation for Pregnancy
Relaxation & stress reduction - www.drweil.com
Mind Body Medical Institute - www.mbmi.org
National Mental Health Association - www.nmha.org
•Prenatal Stimulation to Enhance Baby's Brain Growth
Womb with a view enhancing growth of your baby within - www.Prenatalparenting.com
Perinatal educational site that builds your baby's brain in utero - www.birthpsychology.com
Prenatal stimulation - www.makewayforbaby.com
•New Parenting Web Sites
Parenting site - www.Attachmentparenting.org
New father's site - www.dadstoday.com
Parenting site - www.Childfriendly.org
New father'site - www.brandnewdad.com
Parenting site - www.Abcparenting.com
BEST parenting site - www.askdrsears.com
American Academy of Pediatrics - www.AAP.org
Natural parenting - www.naturalfamilyhome.com
Holistic parenting magazine - www.Mothering.com
Parenting educational site - www.aboutourkids.org
National Highway Traffic & Safety - www.nhtsa.gov
Parenting site-creating healthy minds - www.zerotothree.org
National Car Seat Safety - www.seatcheck.org
Alliance for Transforming the Lives of Children (parenting site) - www.ATLC.org
Vaccination information - www.vaccineinfo.net
Vaccination information - www.hrsa.gov/osp/vicp/
Go Diaper Free!
Well, at least less diapers! Most moms know pretty much when their babies are going to eliminate. Why not put them on the potty instead of "wasting" a diaper? This wonderful mom wrote a book all about it and her website is full of information.