Infant Touch and Massage is an effective and proven paradigm of developmental support that fosters parenting skills through dynamic social and communicative experiences. This paradigm is family-centered and flexible to meet a family’s ever-changing needs, a distillation of over 30 years of experience teaching touch and massage to families with babies and children in early intervention in hospitals, community settings, and home visitation.
DONA International certification is a widely respected measure of quality and professionalism. We are an international, non-profit organization of doulas that strives to have every doula trained / educated to provide the highest quality / standards for birth and/or postpartum support to birthing women and their families.
The goal of ProDoula is to elevate the role of doulas to a professional level in the eyes of expectant parents, medical professionals, and doulas themselves while providing people of all demographics a rewarding career opportunity. ProDoula provides the necessary training, guidance and mentorship to its members to successfully complete the coursework involved in becoming a certified doula.
Our Mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
The International Cesarean Awareness Network is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by reducing preventable cesareans through education, supporting cesarean recovery, and advocating for vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).
Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support is a community for anyone who experiences the tragic death of a baby. We often serve parents, grandparents, siblings, and others in the family unit, as well as the professionals who care for grieving families. Share is a national organization with over 75 chapters in 29 states. Our services include bed-side companions, phone support, face-to-face support group meetings, resource packets, private online communities, memorial events, training for caregivers, and so much more. Should you need them, we hope you can also benefit from at least one of these many resources.
The National Council of Jewish Women New York Section is a volunteer organization that has been at the forefront of social change for over a century. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW New York Section courageously takes a progressive stance on issues such as child welfare, women’s rights and reproductive freedom.
The purpose of The Smiling Mask is to create awareness, understanding, and acceptance of postpartum difficulties; to bring peace and validation to mothers and fathers by engaging and empowering families, and communities in the life changing and natural experience of parenthood.
We’ll get you empowered by providing on-line webinars and educational events, forums that cover fertility, conception, pregnancy, labor, delivery and parenting and more. We also offer podcasts, blogs, articles, pregnancy calendars and bbt charts. Our tools enable you track your fertility, fetal development and growth of your wee one. We have an extensive video library that covers from getting pregnant to baby and beyond.
We have been training doulas, postpartum doulas, cbe’s, breastfeeding educators, and midwifery assistants since 2001. We believe in supporting and developing relationships with our students through the education process. We have trained birth workers all over the world, assisting them in supporting women in the communities they live in. We offer the most extensive holistic and evidence based programs available and work to make birth better world wide. Students can train at workshops, through distance learning and eLearning in English and Spanish.