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Childbirth Connection

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Childbirth Connection "promotes safe, effective and satisfying evidence-based maternity care for all women and families."

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BirthWorks

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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.

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Improving Birth Coalition

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Promoting an evidence-based, wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce costs. 

Parent Support Groups

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A listing of parent support groups.

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Time with Children

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A selection of expert advice about parent-child time together.

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The Natural Child Project

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The Natural Child Project says:  Our vision is a world in which all children are treated with dignity, respect, understanding, and compassion.
In such a world, every child can grow into adulthood with a generous capacity for love and trust.

Sleep

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Research on co-sleeping.

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Parenting Counts

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Parenting Counts, a product of the Talaris Institute, offers parents research-based information about child development.

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Newborns: what are they telling us?

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HUG Your Baby's mission: Based on child development, lactation and pediatric literature, HUG Your Baby’s trainings and resources help parents (and the professionals who care for them) understand a baby’s body language in order to prevent and solve problems around eating, sleeping, crying, and parent-child interaction and bonding.

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Children's Needs

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See our information page (with citations) about children's needs for intimate, nurturing relationships and time together with their parents. 

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Birthing the Future

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Birthing the Future is the nonprofit organization founded by author, photographer and birth educator/activist Suzanne Arms.

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Development: Understanding, Support, Intervention

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Dr. Stanley I. Greenspan, a renowned expert on childhood development and the importance of emotions and relationships between child and parent, shows  how to recognize communicative gestures and cues from even the very youngest infants. 

See the Functional Emotional Development Chart (pdf below) and the ICDL website for more information.

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