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Some of my favorite web sites;

http://www.askdrgayle.com "Gayle 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 , Summer 2006

http://www.mindfulbirthing.org 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 mindfulness teacher.




http://www.bayareabirthinfo.org 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.

http://www.harmonybirth.com Harmony 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 and life.

http://www.withawareness.com 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.

http://www.birthnet.org/index.php Birth Network of Santa Cruz County, providing information, education, and advocacy for Mother-Friendly childbirth, for all women and families.

http://www.gentlebirth.org/index.html 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.

http://www.sunshinemidwifery.com/Home.html 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.

Resource of Yoga Articles, with a yoga business directory, classifieds section and yoga events too. http://www.yogabits.com

Elizabeth Pantley
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.


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