Spectrum Natural Childbirth Classes www.spectrumbirth.com
Doulas of Greater St. Louis
Doulas of Greater St. Louis is a non-profit organization that strives to support, inspire and empower growing families and doulas in the St. Louis and surrounding area.
We are a collaboration of Doulas, Educators, and local Moms serving the Southern-Central Illinois Region and the Greater St. Louis Metro Area.
Exercise and Diet:
Prenatal Yoga Providers
Maria Carella is a local prenatal yoga instructor, counselor and expert on bonding with baby in utero.
Big Bend Yoga
A place to center yourself.
Urban Breath Yoga
This safe, fun, and effective prenatal yoga practice is a wonderful way to take some time for you and your baby.
Balancing mind body and spirit.
Explore how prenatal yoga can make you more comfortable now and during labor.
Baby Boot Camp Stroller Fitness – Allison Dougherty (search by zip code)
Postpartum baby workout programs
Fun exercises you can do at home or in the park with friends this week!
Food and Diet
Ask Dr. Sears
Eat Right Now – Proper nutrition during pregnancy
Healthy Baby Code
Chris Kresser’s Healthy Baby Code compiles the most important information available on fertility, gestation and breast feeding.
Feed Your Vitality
Ashley Nanney, Professional chef providing great food and diet information for pregnant women
Brewer Pregnancy Diet
On this website, you will find explanations about various aspects of nutrition in pregnancy.
Friends of Missouri Midwives
Finding and supporting midwifery care in Missouri.
St. Louis Midwives
A listing of all midwifery services in St. Louis and the surrounding areas.
Missouri Midwives Association (MMA)
A professional organization dedicated to promotion, protection, support and education for midwives in Missouri.
Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)
MANA’s vision is that midwifery is an essential maternity care option that must be fully integrated into the U.S. health care system.
The Big Push for Midwives
The Big Push for Midwives Campaign provides vital “labor” support to the courageous mothers and midwives nationwide, who sacrifice so much in pushing forward the national movement for out-of-hospital maternity care and birth options.
Birth Center Options:
Birth and Wellness Center
Empowering Women. Respecting Birth.
Community Birth and Wellness Center Creating healthy options and alternatives for pregnancy, childbirth and everyday living! http://www.cbwcstl.org/
Confluence Midwifery Center
Providing St. Louis-area women and families with gentle, individualized care.
Mercy Birthing Center
We listened to women in the community and found many want a home-like birth, or at least a more natural one without any medical intervention.
St. Mary’s Hospital Midwife Centered Care by the Midwives of Saint Louis University. http://obgyn.slu.edu/index.php?page=rebekah-hassler-cnm
Greenville Regional Hospital – Illinois
Midwife centered care with a birth center feel.
Body Mechanics for Birth and Help with Breech Position:
Mom’s job is to dilate, but baby’s job is to rotate. When baby’s job is easier, labor is easier for mother as well.
This circuit is useful to help get the baby lined up, ideally, in the “Left Occiput Anterior” (LOA) Position, both before labor begins and when some corrections need to be done during labor.
The Webster Technique
Dr. Webster reported that when a mother sought care and her baby was in a breech position, the restoration of pelvic neuro-biomechanics with this adjustment also frequently facilitated optimal fetal positioning.
St. Louis Mother of Twins Club
Support for families of multiples
Metro-East Mothers of Multiples