The Resource Guide is a directory of pregnancy and childbirth professionals as well as recommended reading lists and website recommendations.
What is a Midwife?
Midwives respect intimacy, privacy, and family integrity, and draw on their own patience and understanding to provide care during pregnancy and birth.
What is a Doula?
Provides emotional support, physical comfort measures, an objective viewpoint and assistance in getting the information a woman needs to make good decisions.
The Importance of Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is one of the most important things you can do to give your child the very best start in life.
Why have a Water Birth?
Waterbirth has proven to be one of the gentlest ways for a baby to enter the world and is being proclaimed by birthing women to provide optimal pain relief and comfort.
B.I.R.T.H. is a non-profit organization of parents, midwives, physicians, childbirth educators, doulas, professional labor support and lactation consultants.
This 30-minute documentary follows the midwives and volunteers of the non-profit organization BIRTH as they put on their 5th Annual BIRTH Fair, which promotes resources and education on pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting to Houston-area families.
“I believe that women are empowered through the pain and joy of childbirth. Birth is a mirror inside a woman, allowing her to see her vastness and her limits as no other experience can.
Birth is a spiritual event for me which I experience as a miracle every time. Over and over, I am involved in situations which seem to be constantly reminded that we are in charge of nothing and that everything happens truly in divine order. The respect in which we treat newborns comes in part from our humility in the face of this divine order and in our service to the great unknowable rhythms of life. This gift is a healthy baby who arrives through unity and self-discovery into a loving world, a baby about whom deliberate, empowering choices have been made from the beginning.
Surely this first knowledge of the world will influence a child’s life. To have felt a powerful flow of love, never abating, for those critical first hours and days must give one’s character an underpinning of confidence and self-worth. Does not society also benefit? I believe that as more people are born with such harmony and deep sense of value in themselves, so the chances for harmony among people and nations will improve. I believe the work I do contributes to world peace.”
To reach the BIRTH grievance committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.