Resources

Breastfeeding

  • Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA): Facebook page; nonprofit organization increasing awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding throughout the African American community.
  • The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor: offers comprehensive breastfeeding support with a board-certified lactation consultant, classes, large selection of bras and pumps, a variety of drop-in groups for nursing moms and babies, and a Human Milk Bank Depot; serving Washtenaw and surrounding counties.
  • La Leche League: Free peer counseling and support groups for breastfeeding mothers. Find a group near you.
  • Hale Publishing: Great breastfeeding website with excellent selection of links.
  • Michigan Breastfeeding Network: A statewide coalition of breastfeeding advocates and lactation specialists.

Childbirth Education/Become an Educator

Childbirth Related

Child Care

  • Child Care Network: helping families work by offering child care referrals, family support, child care scholarships, and professional development for child care professionals; southeastern Michigan.

Domestic Violence

Doulas

  • Center for the Childbearing Year: Online directory of professional birth and postpartum doulas; DONA International birth and postpartum doula trainings and professional certification
  • DONA International: an international, nonprofit organization of doulas that provides professional training and certification for doulas.
  • Metro Detroit Doulas & Childbirth Educators: offers listings for doulas, childbirth educators, and more; Facebook group offers an online support community for doulas and childbirth educators.

Doula Resources/Supplies

Find a Midwife

Midwifery Education/Information

Parenting

Postpartum

Resources

  • 211 Call Search Center. National collaborative sponsored by the United Way; provides free and confidential information and referral; call 211 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling, and more.
  • Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Michigan Coalition
  • March of Dimes: Annual Community Grants Program RFP available in March each year for funding in subsequent year; many resources and client handouts to prevent prematurity and birth defects; Spanish and other multi-lingual resources available.
  • Mother’s Advocate: print materials, client handouts.
  • Share with Women: provides many articles of interest to pregnant women; can be used as client handouts for doulas.

Recommended Resources