Links and Resources

Online Resources

Local Resources

Birth Matters Virginia –
Improving the culture of birth in Virginia by promoting an evidence-based model of maternity care and by supporting care providers who practice mother-friendly care.BirthWorks International-
We believe that the knowledge about how to give birth is born within every woman. Therefore, birth is instinctive and what is instinctive doesn’t need to be taught. We help women to have more trust and faith in their own body knowledge that already knows how to give
Know your options.Childbirth Connection
Helping women make informed decisions.The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
Promoting the care and well-being of mothers, babies and families.DONA International
The world’s oldest, largest, and most respected doula organization.International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)
Improving maternal-child health by promoting vaginal births, encouraging VBACs as a safe option in most cases and discouraging unnecessary cesarean sections.

Ina May Gaskin’s site
Author, activist, innovator, inspiring women to take back the fear of childbirth by regaining confidence in their bodies and assuring them – your body still works!

Kelly Mom
A website developed to provide evidence-based information on breastfeeding, sleep and parenting.

La Leche League International
Breastfeeding information for parents.

Midwives Alliance of North America
Representing the profession of midwifery.

Midwifery Today
The heart and science of birth.

Mothering Magazine
The magazine of natural family living.

Spinning Babies
Helpful information on how to help ease your baby into the best position for labor.

The Trust Birth Initiative
Women talking to women about birth truths.

Virginia Heath Information –
Find out how your OB and hospital stack up when it comes to c-section rates, episiotomy rates, and more! Make an informed decision about your care provider and your birthplace.

Waterbirth International
Easier for Moms – Better for Babies!

Birth Photography:

Kimberlin Gray Photography or
1700 Pleasure House Road #104a
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
(757) 354-2010
Amanda McGhee has gift for capturing beautiful photographic images, but after seeing her work during clients’ births, I can also attest to her unobtrusive way of capturing the raw and vulnerable moments of birth without disruption. And she also photographs bellies and babies!

Lactation Consultants & Breastfeeding Supplies:

Tidewater Lactation
205 Business Park Drive, #104
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Your complete source for breastfeeding support

BestFeeding Lactation
Stacy Kucharczk, MSN, RN, CPNP, IBCLC
1533 Blue Ridge Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Compassionate breastfeeding help for you and your baby

Postpartum Support Virginia
PO Box 7521
Alrington, VA 22207


In Good Hands
3145 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Suite 201
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Family chiropractic at Little Neck and Old Towne

Atlantic Coast
Dr. Mithra Green
5267 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Guiding Virginia Beach chiropractic patients toward healing

Wave of Life Chiropractic
4640 Shore Dr. Suite 106
Virginia Beach, VA 23455


Stillpoint Acupuncture & Wellness Center
5269 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Almloff Acupuncture
287 Indepenence Blvd. Suite 210
Virginia Beach, VA 23465

Homebirth Midwives:

Full of Grace
Full of Grace Birth Services is owned and operated by Bettie Sheets, a midwife devoted to the service of women in the childbearing year.

Seven Cities
5267 Greenwich Road, Suite 201
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Serving homebirth families in the Southeastern area of Virginia

1545 Crossways Boulevard, Suite 250
Chesapeake, VA 23320

213 N. Boundary Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Christina Owens, CPM, LM 757-696-7175
Bridget Taylor, CPM, LM 804-824-8849

Sacred Midwifery
Zaina Keeley, CPM, LM
Virginia Beach, VA

Ohana Birthing
Renea Cicero, CPM, LM
Norfolk, Virginia

Cloth Diapering Supplies & Cleaning Services:

1209 Baker Road, Suite 301
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Greener choices for your baby, including a newly launched local diaper service

Eco Existence
Providing Earth-friendly solutions & supporting healthy lifestyles