Birth Doula Resources for Suggested Best Practices

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There is a lot of information out there that discusses what should and should not be done during birth.  It is important, as a doula, to know good sources to go to in order to find accurate and current resources. Below is a selective list of websites that add a great deal to our knowledge base and which strive to provide correct ideas and best practices.

  • childbirthconnection.org – This site helps to promote healthy pregnancies and birth with the health consumer in charge of their care.  It includes many topics related to pregnancy and birth. It also includes ways to help improve the healthcare system.
  • spinningbabies.com – Dedicated to providing women information on how to prepare their bodies for an easier birth, this website includes different exercises and techniques to help “spin” a baby and bring them into the optimal position for birth.
  • evidencebasedbirth.com – This blog provides evidence for the best healthcare practices.  It promotes normal, physiological birth. However, its main focus is on keeping consumers aware of their choices and the evidence surrounding them.
  • midwifethinking.com – Written by a midwife in Australia, her blog focuses on research and ideas surrounding the idea of normalizing birth.
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Rachel has worked as a register nurse (BSN from University of Utah) since 2004 with a work history in Labor and Delivery, NICU and Postpartum Care. She is also the founder of New Beginnings Doula Training which she organized in 2011. When she's not busy being a mother and grandmother, she can be found reading research papers related to some aspect of childbirth.

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