Some of my favorite
Peterson, Ph.D.'s site been developed in the spirit and true desire to
outreach to families and the community. Dr. Peterson's website offers
more than 600 free articles on what research has shown contributes to
making healthy families and healthy family processes, along with extensive
help for the new parent, the new stepfamily, and helping parents navigate
the stages of the family life cycle, including divorce and remarriage.
The website includes free online seminars for parents, as well as over
600 personally answered questions that offer parents an opportunity to
examine their own predictable stress points on the family journey."
- Olivia Loewy, PhD, AAMFT-CA, executive director....from the American
Association of Marriage and FamilyTherapy News, California Division ,
Website for the Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting Education Program.
Here parents-to-be, parents, their families and friends, health care professionals
and others can learn about programs for mindful family living. The program
was founded and is taught by Nancy Bardacke, Certified Nurse-Midwife and
Through compassionate, accessible, and non-judgmental education and
resources, BABI promotes greater awareness of evidenced-based care and
the broad range of choices available to birthing women as well as birth
professionals. In this way, BABI will create a positive fiscal impact
on our nation's health care system and, most importantly, restore dignity
and joy to the birthing process.
Birth Center is located in Cambell, CA. Our goal is to serve as a compass,
by which you may find your path on this incredible journey -- supporting
your strength and flexibility, wisdom and learning, balance through birth
Erica Kroll, Birth Counselor/Educator,
Whole Birth® Yoga Instructor, Clinical Herbalist, Doula. Services
offered range from mindfulness based Whole Birth® yoga to wholistic
herbal consultations for the whole family.
Birth Network of Santa Cruz County, providing information, education,
and advocacy for Mother-Friendly childbirth, for all women and families.
gentlebirth.org is dedicated to providing information that will help
families have the best birth possible - a safe, gentle, positive birth
experience that supports happy, healthy families.
This site was created and is maintained by Ronnie Falcao, LM MS, a homebirth
midwife in Mountain View, California.
Sunshine Tomlin, licensed midwife, is a home birth midwife assisting
mothers, babies and families from Mt. View to Morgan Hill, Freemont to
Freedom, California. Like her name, she is a shining light.
of Yoga Articles, with a yoga business directory, classifieds section
and yoga events too. http://www.yogabits.com
Advice, solutions, links and books
about parenting. Raise children with love, compassion, respect and consistency
and learn to be a confident and joyful parent.
Local Santa Cruz links;
There is so much to prepare for and so much to know about the community
you plan to birth in. Local trends in birth can affect how you plan for
and give birth. Some trends will play a HUGE part in birth outcomes. Birth
Santa Cruz provides the often obscure, local birth trends and statistics
for women to consider while preparing for the most amazing and magnificent
work of their lives....giving birth.
Birth Network believes birth is a deeply personal
and empowering family-based event. Our mission is to support parents and
care providers by providing information, education, and advocacy for Mother-Friendly
childbirth. Supporting parents to become more informed consumers is the
first step in finding the birth experience that is right for them. You're
in the right place to begin exploring options and choices in birth.
Comprehensive Prenatal Care
More to come!