I. Pregnancy

Ask Dr. Sears

Association for Improvements in Maternity Services

Baby Center

Baby Center India

Birth India

Having a Baby? 10 Questions to Ask

Mothering Magazine

Mother Space India

Birth Plans

Interactive online birth plan

Birth plan template

Birth plan worksheet


II. Childbirth

Childbirth Connection

Choices in Childbirth

Coalition for Improving Maternity Services

Ina May Gaskin - Author, Activist, Innovator

Pushed Birth

International Cesarean Awareness Network Cesarean and VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) Awareness

Independent Birth Centers

Birthing Sanctuary, Natural Birthing Center in Goa

The Sanctum, Natural Birth Center at Hyderabad

Birth Village at Cochin, Kerala

India’s Traditional Midwives – the Dais

American Association of Birth Centers

Labour Support

Best Evidence: Labour Support

Doulas of North America

Lamaze International

Evidence Based Midwifery Care

Midwifery Model of Care

World Health Organization (WHO): ‘Birth is not an Illness’.

Mother Baby Childbirth Initiative (IMBCI)

Women’s Birth Rights

Childbirth Connection

Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS)


III. Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India

Kellymom Breastfeeding & Parenting

La Leche League International

UNICEF BFHI: Breast Feeding Hospital Initiative


IV. Postpartum

Attachment Parenting International’s (API) Eight Principles of Parenting

Fussy / High Need Babies

Robin Lim's postpartum wisdom

Continuum Concept

Postpartum Depression (PPD)

Baby Blues or PPD?

Postpartum Support International: India

Online PPD Support Group

What Babies Want

 Local resource for postpartum depression (and other mental health issues in the perinatal period)


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NIMHANS Centre for Well Being 

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Bangalore - 560076 

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V. Suggested Reading Birth Blogs

BirthVillage (Cochin, Kerala) blog

The Sanctum birth center (Hyderabad) blog

Delhi-based doula Divya's blog

Dr. Sarah J. Buckley's articles

Midwife Stephanie's blog Vita Mutari

Midwife Gloria Lemay's blog

Vancouver Doula's blog