Rock Bend Birth Services

Finding a Care Provider

Minnesota Families For Midwifery

Minnesota Birth Resources


The Birth Survey

 Coalition for Improving Maternity Services

Choosing a birth professional:  What Questions Should You Ask?



Erika Urban  CPM, LM, CD (BAI)
Urban Birth
Homebirth, waterbirth, VBAC
Providing midwifery care within 100 miles of St. Peter, Minnesota

Rachel Knudson 
Gentle Hands Midwifery, LLC
Homebirth, waterbirth, VBAC


Laura Hulsebus, D.C.
Chiropractor  (St. Peter, MN)
Phone: (507) 934-2400

Doulas, Childbirth Educators, and More:

Deep Valley Birth Collective
educate • empower • connect

Deep Valley Birth Collective is a birth network serving South Central Minnesota.  Find local providers, attend childbirth education classes, and connect with other families! 


Breastfeeding Resources

A great way to connect with local breastfeeding support groups, as well as a comprehensive source of information for troubleshooting:
La Leche League International

Evidence-based breastfeeding support:

Dr. Jack Newman's Breastfeeding Articles and Resources


Cesarean Awareness and VBAC Information

International Cesarean Awareness Network

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Nutrition

The Brewer Diet

Evidence-Based Maternity Care

The Milbank Report

Childbirth Education Options

The Bradley Method

Birthing From Within

Cloth Diapering Resources 

A local (Southern Minnesota) resource for all things cloth diapering!

Cloth Diaper Finder

 Frequently Asked Questions About Cloth Diapering

Attachment Parenting Information

ment Parenting International

Dr. Sears' Website
The Seven Baby B's

Car Seat Safety

I recommend that all car seats be installed and inspected before the baby is born.  Find your local car seat expert with SeatCheck----it's free!

Recommended Reading

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth  by Ina May Gaskin

The Birth Partner   by Penny Simkin

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering  by Sarah J. Buckley

The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth  by Sheila Kitzinger

Birthing From Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation by Pam England

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon-Rosegg

Pushed  by Jennifer Block

Attachment Parenting:  Instinctive Care For Your Baby and Young Child  by Katie Allison Granju

The No-Cry  series by Elizabeth Pantley

The (entire!)  Dr.  Sears Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting Library


Compleat Mother

Back issues of Mothering (no longer in print)

Brain, Child

MORE Internet Resources

Created and maintained by a Minnesota midwife and doula educator, Spinning Babies is dedicated to helping mothers use optimal fetal position for an easier labor and birth.  An amazing website----well worth exploring!

Mothering is a lively online community.  A wealth of information on natural family living, healthy pregnancy, normal birth, gentle discipline, and more.

Peaceful Parenting is a wonderful resource for evidence-based gentle parenting. 


Documentaries and Videos

The Business of Being Born

What Babies Want

Orgasmic Birth


know your options ~ trust your body ~ love your birth  

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