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Birthing the Future is the nonprofit organization founded by author, photographer and birth educator/activist Suzanne Arms. With a focus on birth and the mother-baby connection, Arms and her colleagues advocate for not only holistic care but also for exploration of feelings, spirituality and ways of supporting women and families. An eloquent advocate and activist, Arms' work has inspired for decades. See their new videos: The Human Attachment Project

BirthWorks promotes safe and loving birth experiences through education, introspection and confident action. Birthworks offers classes for pregnant women and training for doulas and childbirth educators.

Count the Kicks learn about this simple way to monitor your baby's well-being during the third trimester. An evidence-based stillbirth prevention practice. Free info and app from this nonprofit organization founded by parents, for parents.

Improving Birth Coalition promotes its "10 Steps of Mother-Friendly Care" -- "a wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce costs. This evidence-based mother-, baby-, and family-friendly model focuses on prevention and wellness as the alternatives to high-cost screening, diagnosis, and treatment programs." See their free downloads, including "Having a Baby? Ten Questions to Ask."

irth - "Birth" without the "B" for bias. a "Yelp-like" review & rating app for hospitals & physicians made by and for Black women & birthing people of color.