Birth Choices Information Sites

West Australian Specific Sites

Having a Baby in WA
Having a Baby in WA is a Department of Health site that lists your options.
Women Can Do It – A New Generation Born out of Choice
This site was created by mothers, health professionals, midwives in support of women planning pregnancy and pregnant mums. It is offered with the hope and the firm understanding that every pregnant woman can approach pregnancy, birth and mothering with calm and confidence, learning and making informed choices along the way, growing in self knowledge and confidence.

Australian Sites

Childbirth Australia
Childbirth Australia (CA) is a not-for-profit organisation that has been established by mothers, for mothers. It provides a unique platform whereby mothers as informed representatives can contribute in a meaningful way to the process of improving birthing services for women and babies.
Birth International
Birth International is based in Australia and provides support and resources for birth.
Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond
Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond has information and support for pregnancy, birth and parenting. You will find information on midwifery care, pre-conception care, pregnancy, birth, waterbirth, homebirth, vaginal birth after caesarean, postnatal care and breastfeeding.

UK Sites

Birth Choices UK
Birth Choices UK is an information packed, interactive site which helps you to think through your options.
Home Birth Reference Site
Information and opinions regarding homebirth, based on the UK Model of Care.
Waterbirth International
Founded in 1988 to make waterbirth an available option for all women.

US Sites

American Pregnancy Association
The American Pregnancy Association is a national health organization committed to promoting reproductive and pregnancy wellness through education, research, advocacy, and community awareness.
Childbirth Connection
USA based, Childbirth Connection promotes safe, effective and satisfying evidence-based maternity care and is a voice for the needs and interests of childbearing families.
My Best Birth
A USA membership based social networking website for moms and moms-to-be created by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein, filmmakers of documentary The Business of Being Born and authors of Your Best Birth.
The Business of Being Born
Compelled to explore the subject after the delivery of her first child, actress Ricki Lake recruits filmmaker Abby Epstein to question the way American women have babies. The film interlaces intimate birth stories with surprising historical, political and scientific insights and shocking statistics about the current maternity care system. Should most births be viewed as a natural life process, or should every delivery be treated as a potentially catastrophic medical emergency?