Links and Resources

Online Resources

Local Resources

Birth Matters Virginia –
http://www.birthmattersva.org
757-644-7300
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-
http://www.birthworks.org
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 birth.Childbirth.org-
http://www.childbirth.org
Know your options.Childbirth Connection
http://www.childbirthconnection.com
Helping women make informed decisions.The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
http://www.motherfriendly.org
Promoting the care and well-being of mothers, babies and families.DONA International
http://www.dona.org
The world’s oldest, largest, and most respected doula organization.International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)
http://www.ican-online.org
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
http://www.inamay.com
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
http://www.kellymom.com/
A website developed to provide evidence-based information on breastfeeding, sleep and parenting.

La Leche League International
http://www.llli.org
Breastfeeding information for parents.

Midwives Alliance of North America
http://www.mana.org
Representing the profession of midwifery.

Midwifery Today
http://www.midwiferytoday.com
The heart and science of birth.

Mothering Magazine
http://www.mothering.com
The magazine of natural family living.

Spinning Babies
http://www.spinningbabies.com
Helpful information on how to help ease your baby into the best position for labor.

The Trust Birth Initiative
http://www.trustbirth.com/
Women talking to women about birth truths.

Virginia Heath Information –
http://www.vhi.org/ob_guide/ob_intro.asp
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
http://www.waterbirth.org
Easier for Moms – Better for Babies!

Birth Photography:

Kimberlin Gray Photography
hrbirthphotographer.com or
kimberlingrayphotography.com
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 Grouptidewaterlactationgroup.com
205 Business Park Drive, #104
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-642-4568
Your complete source for breastfeeding support

BestFeeding Lactation Serviceshelpingyou2breastfeed.com
Stacy Kucharczk, MSN, RN, CPNP, IBCLC
1533 Blue Ridge Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322
757-944-1234
Compassionate breastfeeding help for you and your baby

Postpartum Support Virginia
PO Box 7521
Alrington, VA 22207
703-829-7152
postpartumva.org

Chiropractors:

In Good Hands Chiropracticighchiro.com
3145 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Suite 201
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
757-227-4100
Family chiropractic at Little Neck and Old Towne

Atlantic Coast Chiropracticvbchiro.com
Dr. Mithra Green
5267 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-313-6723
Guiding Virginia Beach chiropractic patients toward healing

Wave of Life Chiropractic
4640 Shore Dr. Suite 106
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
757-656-9283
waveoflifechiropractic.com

Acupuncturist:

Stillpoint Acupuncture & Wellness Center
5269 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-490-7555
healingwithstillpoint.com

Almloff Acupuncture
287 Indepenence Blvd. Suite 210
Virginia Beach, VA 23465
757-216-8451
almloff.com

Homebirth Midwives:

Full of Grace Midwiferyfullofgracemidwifery.com
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 Midwiferysevencitiesmidwifery.com
5267 Greenwich Road, Suite 201
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-740-0197
Serving homebirth families in the Southeastern area of Virginia

EVaHomebirth
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
www.evahomebirth.com

Sacred Midwifery
Zaina Keeley, CPM, LM
Virginia Beach, VA
304-886-4974
sacredmidwifery.com

Ohana Birthing
Renea Cicero, CPM, LM
Norfolk, Virginia
757-377-0622
renea.midwife@gmail.com

Cloth Diapering Supplies & Cleaning Services:

Diaper Junctiondiaperjunction.com
1209 Baker Road, Suite 301
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
757-961-1400
877-791-8065
Greener choices for your baby, including a newly launched local diaper service

Eco Existencehttp://www.ecoexistence.net/
757-778-5401
Providing Earth-friendly solutions & supporting healthy lifestyles