Doulas 

Educational Resources 

Health Plans 

Hospitals 

Hotlines 

  • National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-422-4453 (1-800-4-A-CHILD)
    The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the United States, its territories, and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in over 200 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.
  • Poison Control 1-800-222-1222
    The American Association of Poison Control Centers supports the nation’s 55 poison centers in their efforts to prevent and treat poison exposures. Poison centers offer free, confidential medical advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. This service provides a primary resource for poisoning information and helps reduce costly hospital visits through in-home treatment.

Laboratories 

Local Childbirth Resources 

  • A Labor of Love Doula and Childbirth Services
    Labor of Love Doula & Childbirth Services is a group of Atlanta area doulas that share the same philosophy about supporting birth. They love working with new families from the time of planning and preparing to the growth of their family. They offer many services that will help equip moms for the journey from childbirth preparation into parenting preparation.
  • Confident Childbirth
    The Confident Childbirth MethodSM fosters a woman’s confidence in her innate ability to give birth by providing her with tangible tools to effectively work with her contractions during labor. The Confident Childbirth MethodSM honors the fact that each woman processes, responds to, and copes with the intensity of labor differently. By providing couples with a wide range of coping tools, women are able to discover for themselves their own coping style and implement the tools that work best for them.Relaxation is at the core of a ConfidentSM birth. Every breathing technique, every position, and every tool couples learn is aimed to promote the laboring mom’s ability to stay limp and relaxed during her contractions. Partners learn how to be valuable support persons to help mom along the path of effective coping. In short, Confident ChildbirthSM courses will empower you and your partner with realistic expectations of the birth process and practical skills so that you can achieve the birth experience you desire.
  • Georgia Birth Network
    The Georgia Birth Network is a non-profit organization committed to providing support and education for childbirth professionals and birthing families in Georgia. GBN members are dedicated to improving pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum experiences through information, empowerment and advocacy.

  • Georgiamidwife.org
    Midwives of Georgia, the Georgia affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives
  • Northside Womens Specialists
    Childbirth & Breastfeeding classes taught at Northside Women's Specialists Northside office. Courses taught by Pattie Hiers, ICCE. Contact patti.hiers@gmail.com.

National Childbirth Resources 

  • Childbirth Connection
    Information & resources about pregnancy, selecting a caregiver, and current evidence for care in pregnancy
  • Giving Birth With Confidence
    Information about preparing for childbirth, resources for parents, and breastfeeding resources. Powered by Lamaze International.
  • Hypnobabies
    Hypnobabies provides classes covering self-hypnosis & relaxation methods in addition to childbirth education topics.
  • Hypnobirthing
    Classes & supplemental materials cover self-hypnosis relaxation methods for childbirth, also known as the Mongan method

Patient Support 

  • American Pregnancy Association
    The American Pregnancy Association is a non-profit organization that promotes pregnancy wellness and increases the awareness of pregnancy needs.
  • HysterSisters
    Hysterectomy support covering diagnosis to surgery through recovery and beyond. Covering: pre-op, post-op, gynecologic treatment options, surgical procedures, fibroids, endometriosis, menopause, hormonal issues, pelvic floor, GYN cancer, oophorectomy, sexual dysfunction, and a step-by-step guide through the weeks before and after hysterectomy - the surgical removal of the uterus.
  • PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome Association
    The mission of the PCOS Support Group Program is to provide a supportive and compassionate environment where women and young girls with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome have the opportunity to meet others experiencing similar challenges. 5-10% of women of childbearing age are affected by PCOS, with less than 50% of women diagnosed. This leaves millions of women undiagnosed. The PCOS Support Group Program helps these women and young girls learn about PCOS, gives them access to community resources, as well as emotional support from one another.
  • Post Abortion Stress Syndrome Support
    This website contains information, help and resources for women dealing with Post Abortion Stress Syndrome, also referred to as "PASS". It provides neutral, non-judgmental, non-religion based, non-politically affiliated online support, information, help and healing. They provide help through "peer support" discussion, volunteer helpers, message board communication and online information. "Peer Support" means that there are no professional counselors or doctors here, just other women who have been through these experiences and understand them.
  • The North American Menopause Society
    The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is North America's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging. Its multidisciplinary membership of 2,000 leaders in the field – including clinical and basic science experts from medicine, nursing, sociology, psychology, nutrition, anthropology, epidemiology, pharmacy, and education – allows NAMS to be uniquely qualified to provide information that is both accurate and unbiased, not for or against any point of view.

    The North America Menopause Society is recognized as the preeminent resource on all aspects of menopause to both healthcare providers and the public.

Physician Practices 

  • Maternal-Fetal Diagnostic Center of Atlanta
    The Maternal Fetal Diagnostic Center of Atlanta provides consultations for complicated and high-risk pregnancies. As maternal-fetal specialists we are an additional resource for you and your doctor as you make decisions during, or prior to, a pregnancy. The Maternal Fetal Diagnostic Center does not replace your OB/GYN; our role is to help your doctor provide you with high-quality care.

Professional Associations 

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