Childbirth Information

Cesarean and VBAC




Childbirth Connection is a trustworthy resource for up-to-date evidence-based information on planning for pregnancy, labor and birth, and the postpartum period. Read the new report: Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing (2015).

Evidence Based Birth has a mission to improve birth outcomes worldwide by promoting evidence based birth practices among consumers and clinicians. Highest-quality research is written as short practice bulletins, which can be used by consumers, childbirth educators and doulas.

Mother's Advocate is dedicated to helping you have the healthiest, safest, most satisfying birth possible. This website offers free video clips and print materials that will educate and inform you on how to have the birth you want for you and your baby.

Birth by the Numbers presents accurate, up-to-date information on childbirth practices and outcomes making timely data accessible and understandable.

CIMS (Coalition for Improving Maternity Services) is a coalition of individuals and national organizations with concern for the care and well-being of mothers, babies, and families. Their mission is to promote a wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce costs.

ICAN of Greater Cleveland, a chapter of the International Cesarean Awareness Network, provides monthly meetings, information and support to women wishing to avoid unnecessary cesareans – whether they are healing from cesarean surgery, planning a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) or preparing for their first birth experience. provides childbearing women and maternity care professionals access to evidence-based resources, educational materials, and support for VBAC and cesarean prevention.

OMA (the Ohio Midwives Alliance) is a professional organization of midwives and their advocates in Ohio who recognize and support the practice of midwifery in all settings. Get referrals to homebirth midwives.

MANA, the Midwives Alliance of North America has a goal to unify and strengthen the profession of midwifery, thereby improving the quality of health care for women, babies, and communities. Find information and resources about midwifery and homebirth.

La Leche League of Ohio help mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support at meetings, by phone, email or on Facebook and through publications. provides support and evidence-based information on breastfeeding, sleep and parenting.

Infant Risk Center provides research, education and public service pertaining to medication safety for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers