Groups for birth professionals.This is a listing of local groups for childbirth professionals. These groups provide networking opportunities, continuing education continuing education: see adult education.
or adult education
Any form of learning provided for adults. In the U.S. the University of Wisconsin was the first academic institution to offer such programs (1904). , public awareness activities, or peer support for birth professionals. Call the contact person for information.
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Wilmer: Birthing Options Study Group, Renata Hillman Hillman was a famous British automobile marque, manufactured by the Rootes Group. It was based in Ryton-on-Dunsmore, near Coventry, England, from 1907 to 1976. Before 1907 the company had built bicycles. , (251) 463-2426. email@example.com.
Anchorage Doula dou·la
A woman who assists another woman during labor and provides support to her, the infant, and the family after childbirth. Support Meeting, Lesley Nelson, (907) 277-5051.
Central Phoenix and East Valley: Birth Circle, Jeanette LeBlanc, (623) 203-5204, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phoenix: Doula C.A.R.E. meetings, Danielle Muns, (623) 547-0980, email@example.com, www.supportedbirthaz.com.
Statewide: AZ Doula Email List Group, AZDoulas@yahoogroups.com.
Berkeley: East Bay Doula Circle, Holly Wiersma, (925) 947-5874, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. : Doula Association of Southern California Southern California, also colloquially known as SoCal, is the southern portion of the U.S. state of California. Centered on the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, Southern California is home to nearly 24 million people and is the nation's second most populated region, , DeAnne Spicer Todd, (818) 766-5155.
Mendocino: Intuitive Doulas, Marilyn Lemos, 707-937-4202, email@example.com, www.intuitivedoula.com.
Sacramento: Valley Foothill Doula Collective, (888) DOULA-4-U.
San Jose San Jose, city, United States
San Jose (sănəzā`, săn hōzā`), city (1990 pop. 782,248), seat of Santa Clara co., W central Calif.; founded 1777, inc. 1850. : Bay Area Birth Information (BABI), www.bayareabirthinfo.org.
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, city, United States
Santa Cruz (săn`tə krz), city (1990 pop. 49,040), seat of Santa Cruz co., W Calif., on the north shore of Monterey Bay; inc. 1866. : Birth Network of Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz County is the name of two counties in the United States:
Walnut Creek Walnut Creek, residential city (1990 pop. 60,569), Contra Costa co., W Calif., in the San Francisco Bay area; inc. 1914. It is the trade and shipping center of an extensive agricultural area where walnuts are among the major product. : Mt. Diablo Doula Community, Julaine Dugan, (925) 756-2943.
Crestone: Traditional Childbirth Study Group, Zuki Abbott, (719) 256-4544, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Denver: Colorado Doulas Association, Karen Robinson Karen Robinson is a former women's college basketball player for the University of Notre Dame. At the time of her graduation in 1991, she was the school's all time leading scorer with 1,571 career points. For her final three seasons, she led the team in scoring. , (303) 665-7997, www. coloradodoulas.com.
Denver: Birth Network of South Denver. 720-335-0116, southdenverbn@ mac.com, or www.birthnetwork.com
Hartford: Connecticut Doula Network, Call the Network at (860) 644-2746, or Renee Bryan at (860) 644-8516. www.ctdoula.com.
Atlanta: Georgia Birth Network, Nichole Feinauer, (678) 264-4944, www.gabirthnetwork.com.
Maui: Birth Sisters of Hawaii, Christy Galyon, (808) 572-9260.
Boise: Boise Birth Support Network, Jennifer Schepper, (208) 922-1219, email@example.com, www. birthresources.com.
Moscow: Childbirth Choices of the Palouse, Nancy Draznin, (208) 310-3252, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.geocities.com/ palousebirthchoices.
Northeast: Northeastern Illinois Doula Association, Rachel Roberts Rachel Roberts may refer to:
Indianapolis: Indianapolis Birth Network, Stacy Davis, (317) 574-0973, StaDavis@on-net.net
Evansville: Birth Professionals Network and Study Group, Jenni Shaver, (812) 479-8309.
Davenport: Quad City Doula Association, Trudi Shafer, (563) 326-4757.
Kansas City Kansas City, two adjacent cities of the same name, one (1990 pop. 149,767), seat of Wyandotte co., NE Kansas (inc. 1859), the other (1990 pop. 435,146), Clay, Jackson, and Platte counties, NW Mo. (inc. 1850). : Doulas of Kansas City, Mona Snoderly, (913) 281-4808.
New Orleans: Community Doulas, Crys Aprill, (504) 314-1528. email@example.com.
Bangor: Maine Association of Independent Doulas (MAID), Evelyn Conrad, (207) 945-9804.
Baltimore: Baltimore Area Childbirth Professionals, Jennifer McGeehan, (410) 719-7077, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Columbia: Chesapeake Midwifery midwifery (mĭd`wī'fərē), art of assisting at childbirth. The term midwife for centuries referred to a woman who was an overseer during the process of delivery. In ancient Greece and Rome, these women had some formal training. Guild, Eloise Stager, (301) 809-0620. email@example.com.
Frederick: Doula Association of Frederick, Liz O'Shea, (301) 371-7429.
Harford County: Chesapeake Doula Network, Amy Guy, (410) 457-4080.
Boston: Boston Area Doula Group, Meghan Warner Denenberg, (781) 639-6002, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boston: Labor Support Backup Network, Mary Evans, (508) 877-6473.
Milford: MA Midwifery Study Group, Kelley Faulkner, (508) 429-6663, email@example.com.
Georgetown: North Shore Doula Group, Lorryn Kinkaid, lorryn@ stresssolutions.biz.
Sterling: Central MA Doula Group, Kimberly Beck, (978) 422-7267, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Western MA: Green River Doula Network, greenriverdoulas.org, email@example.com.
Worcester: B.E.S.T. Council of Childbirth Educators, Betty Blackham, (508) 222-8873, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minneapolis: The Childbirth Collective, Noelle Haland, (612) 721-4820, email@example.com.
Columbia: Mid-Missouri Doula Cooperative, DeeDee Farris-Folkerts, (573) 443-8574.
St. Louis: Doulas of Greater St. Louis Greater St. Louis is the informal name of the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area, the 18th largest in the United States. Its population of 2,801,033 (as of 2007 according to the US Census Bureau) includes the independent City of St. Louis, St. , Loft Peterson, (314) 644-3025.
St. Louis: Bimonthly bi·month·ly
1. Happening every two months.
2. Happening twice a month; semimonthly.
1. Once every two months.
2. Twice a month; semimonthly.
n. pl. Doula Potlucks, Julie Guttman, (314) 965-7488, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Billings: Big Sky Doula Association, Lacey Kraft, (406) 252-7692.
Bergen County: BirthNet, Vicki Hedley at (201) 505-1214.
Central NJ: Childbirth Study Group, Dina Aurichio (908) 575-3282.
Ithaca: Women's Health Women's Health Definition
Women's health is the effect of gender on disease and health that encompasses a broad range of biological and psychosocial issues. Study Group, Marlo Capoccia, (607) 387-4232.
New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City
City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. : Metropolitan Doula Group, www.nydoula.com.
Rochester: Rochester Birth Network, Lynn Barnett, (716) 234-0022.
North Carolina North Carolina, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), South Carolina and Georgia (S), Tennessee (W), and Virginia (N). Facts and Figures
Area, 52,586 sq mi (136,198 sq km). Pop.
Asheboro: Central NC Better Birth Network, Sarah Creek, (336) 465-0377.
Charlotte: Charlotte Doulas, Deborah Sue Griffin, (704) 544-9806. www. charlottedoulas.org.
Newton: Blue Ridge Birthing Arts study group, Kathryn Berkowitz, (704) 462-4498, email@example.com.
Statewide: NC Homebirth Group, www.nchomebirth.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cincinnati: Doulas Unlimited. Pam Kleingers, (513) 779-2685, or Susan Keith-Hergert, (513) 921-3437.
Columbus: Birth Workers of Central Ohio, Catie Mehl, (614) 336-9828, or Jill Vagedes, (614) 268-3127.
Dayton: Area Labor Support, Andrea Batteas, (937) 426-9195.
Oklahoma City: Doula Association of Central Oklahoma, Gwen Hill, (405) 670-8563.
Corvallis: Midwifery/Doula Study Group, Meredith Weir, (541) 752-1173.
Eugene: Birth Companion Network, (541) 284-5984.
Eugene: Doulas Supporiing Teens, Bess Day (541) 607-0487.
Eugene: Lane County Birth Network, www.lanecountybirthnetwor.org.
Portland: Northwest Area Childbirth Educators Forum, Judy Fleck, (503) 684-9469.
Erie: Lake Erie Association of Doulas, Alice Edwards, (814) 833-0731.
New Cumberland: Birth Without Boundaries, Salem, (717) 802-2762, www.birthwithoutboundaries.com.
Reading: Mothering and More Birth Network, Lasi Leavy, (610) 451-0786, email@example.com, www. motheringandmore.org.
South Carolina South Carolina, state of the SE United States. It is bordered by North Carolina (N), the Atlantic Ocean (SE), and Georgia (SW). Facts and Figures
Area, 31,055 sq mi (80,432 sq km). Pop. (2000) 4,012,012, a 15.
Charleston: The Professional Doulas of Charleston, www.charlestondoulas. com.
Florence: Northeastern South Carolina Doula Group, Uta Mattox, (843) 661-1078.
Austin: Heart of Texas Doulas, Lanell Coultas, (512) 459-3088.
Austin: Heart of Texas Doulas, Lanell Coultas, (512) 459-3088.
Central Texas: Central Texas Birth Network (CTBN), Darlene MacAuley, 512-691-9546, www.cenntrexbirthnetwork.org.
Salt Lake City: Utah Doula Association, (888) 838-1456.
Brattleboro: Doula Network of Windham & Cheshire Counties, Lucinda McGovern, (802) 257-0663.
Richmond: Richmond Doulas, Sara Fariss Krivanec, (804) 236-8660.
Roanoke: Birth Assistant Support Group, Wanda Smith, (540) 562-5222.
Puget Sound Area: Pacific Association for Labor Support, (206) 329-PALS, www.pals-doulas.org.
Seattle Area: Doula Support Group, Carla Pedey-Braswell, (206) 909-9292.
Snohomish: Snohomish County Doula Support Group, Mary Beth Rothnie, (360) 668-8175, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southwest WA State: Northwest Area Childbirth Educators Forum, Debbie Flynn, (235) 581-7869, or Alyson Alexander, (360) 514-4011.
Tacoma: Tacoma Labor Companions/ CEA CEA carcinoembryonic antigen.
CEA (Carcinoembryonic antigen) of Tacoma, Cindy Carmichael, (253) 761-2851.
Yakima: Birth Circle, Elizabeth Meyer, (509) 457-2854.
Hurricane: Doula Network of West Virginia, (866) 55DOULA.
Central: Central Wisconsin Doulas, 715-551-4261.
Madison: Doulas of Southcentral Wisconsin (DSW DSW - penis war ), 608-245-0333, www. wisconsindoulas.net.
Milwaukee: C.A.R.E. Network (Childbirth Assistants, Resources & Education), 262-574-7519, www. CAREnetworkWisconsin.org
Statewide: WI Doula Email List Group, WIDoulas@yahoogroups.com.
General: Canadian Doula Association, www.canadiandoulas.com, email@example.com.
London, ON: Doula Study/ Networking Group, Jill Ritchie, (519) 472-9538.
Toronto, ON: Toronto Doula Email List Serve, TorontoDoulas@yahoogroups.com.