The ideal, or optimal, fetal positionis head down withbaby's back to your front or left. A good fetal position helps the cervix open more easilyand labor progress smoothly. When babies start labor with the back of the head towardsmother's anterior (front) less rotation has to happen. This website will give you tips to encourage your baby to be in the optimal position.

Mothers Naturallyis a public education program from the Midwives Alliance of North America. 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.

Nutrition During Pregnancy

The emphasis of the Bradley diet is the consumption of good, healthy protein, while also including liberal amounts of vegetables and other nutrient-dense foods. While many pregnancy diet guidelines suggest a woman should consume around 65 grams of protein a day, the Bradley Diet Plan urges 100 grams of protein per day. Protein is essential to the development of the baby and also has numerous benefits for the mother.

Ensuring optimal nutrition during pregnancy is one of the best gifts you can give your baby. The author certainly had to navigate these waters for herself during her first few pregnancies, and she noticed that as her diet and health have improved, her pregnancies became much easier.

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).

Jennifer Kamel is the Founder & Director of VBAC Facts whose mission is to make hard-to-find, interesting, and pertinent information relative to post-cesarean birth options easily accessible to the people who seek it.

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Progress® offers in-depth information, community and hope for pregnant and new moms withpostpartum depressionand all other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth (including postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD, depression during pregnancy, post-adoption depression, postpartum PTSD, depression after miscarriage or perinatal loss and postpartum psychosis). We know that perinatal mood and anxiety disorders like PPD are temporary and treatable with professional help.

Postpartum Support International is dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression, the most common complication of childbirth.We also work to educate family, friends and healthcare providers so that moms and moms-to-be can get the support they need and recover.You are not alone.You are not to blame. With help, you will be well.


Breastfeeding Inc, created their site and their productsafter listening to mothers and health care professionals about what their breastfeeding needs truly are. Our resourceshelp to diagnose breastfeeding concerns, treat pain, milk supply issues, concerns around babies' health as related to feeding, and help to prevent future problems. Dr Jack Newman and lactation consultant Edith Kernerman have collectively seen tens of thousands of babies over the years.They both speak internationally at lactation medicine conferences and have created numerous resources for both health care professionals and for patients.

The mission of La Leche League 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.


NOCIRC's position is based on the fact thatnot one national or international medical association in the world-including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association-recommends routine infant circumcision and now, recognizing the harm and life-long consequences, some are recommending against it.

Rabbi Michael Rovinsky is a certified Mohel, recognized by the State of Israel. Practicing since 1988, he has performed over 8000 circumcisions and serves as a consultant for doctors, midwives, and other Mohels from around the country. He provides a holistic approach to circumsion. He travels throughout the United States making circumcision a heart-warming and meaningful experience for families of all faiths.

Natural Products

Product safety is the most important thing. Every Earth Mama product is made with only pure, natural worry-free ingredients. We continually refine products as organic ingredients or more efficient herbs are available. Of course there are no toxins ever.

Products made by California Babies contain no harsh or harmful ingredients, no synthetics, no common allergens, and no pesticides. Scented solely with aromatherapy quality essential oils to promote baby wellness.

There are many options available when researching pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period. We have provided you with various websites. Motherly Way Maternity Services does not endorse any specific group or organization. The information found within the following websites should not replace doing your own research or consulting with a licensed healthcare provider, when necessary.

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