The International Childbirth Education Association, a nonprofit organization founded in 1960, is an autonomous certifying body governed by an elected volunteer board of directors. ICEA certified professionals are trained to provide family-centered perinatal care and to promote the freedom of choice based on knowledge of alternatives in childbirth.


La Leche League International – 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.


Spinning Babies® is a physiological approach to preparing for and caring for birth.
During birth, babies descend through the pelvis by turning to fit each curve in the passage. Baby’s turns are “fetal rotation.” If fetal rotation can be made easier, birth is easier for everyone.



March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every family can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy, we support every pregnant person and every family.


Pregnancy and Birth

Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn
by Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley, & Ann Keppler
The Birth Partner

by Penny Simkin

The Labor Progress Handbook
by Penny Simkin and Ruth Ancheta
The Birth Book
by Martha and William Sears


Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

by La Leche League International

The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers

by Jack Newman, MD

Childhood Nutrition and allergies

Super Immunity for Kids

by Leo Galland, MD

Is This Your Child?

by Doris Rapp, MD

Early Childhood

Your Amazing Newborn

by Marshall Klaus, MD and Phyllis Klaus

The Complete Book of Christian Parenting & Child Care

by William Sears, MD

How to Really Love Your Child

by Ross Campbell, MD

Additional Resources

Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety by Shoshana Bennett & Pec Indman
Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler, MPH
Super Nutrition for Women by Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD
What Your Doctor may NOT Tell You about Menopause by John R. Lee, MD.