Topics you might have not thought about

Prenatal Massage Research
Perineal Massage During Pregnancy to Prevent Tearing
Case Study-Perineal Massage
Perineal Massage Instructions
Nurturing Through Touch-Benefits of Infant Massage
Doula Research-Caesarens Reduced by 60-80%
Ways to naturally induce labor
Skin-to-skin contact after birth reduces stress
Epidurals and Other Birth Interventions Increase Risk of…. 



Informational Websites


What you should know about a Birth Doula

Dads, Partners, and Doulas
Why use a Doula?
A Doula can reduce your chances of a Cesarean
Who needs a Doula anyway?


Birth Center

Reading Health Physician Network – Reading Birth Center is the only hospital-owned, free-standing birth center in the tri-state Area offering gentle, personalized care in a relaxed, home-like setting.


Pregnancy Resource

Pregnancy Resource Center of Greater Hazleton Area
131 N Warren Street
West Hazleton, Pennsylvania
(570) 497-4959

The center, which operates on donations and relies on volunteers, will offer other free services, including a life skills class for young women who want to learn how to cook, apply for work and maintain a budget; and a Bible study group for women who are struggling post-abortion. As the organization grows, the goal is to add additional educational classes and to partner with other social services agencies.”Standard Speaker”


Support Groups

Northeast PA as the local chapterThe International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

Le Leche League- Support group and information for breastfeeding women. Meetings, phone, and Facebook support.


Childbirth Education Classes

Virginia Rivenbark
Berwick, Pa

“During these classes you will learn about what to expect as you labor, and birth. Knowledge is power!”



Chiropractic Care

Professional Chiropractic Associates
909 Albright Ave
Scranton, PA 18508
Chiropractors Specializing in the Webster Technique:

Dr. Jamie Knight specializes in the care of pregnant women, infants, and children.  She is currently completing a 300 hour, post-graduate curriculum which focuses on advanced techniques and protocols in the treatment of children and pregnant women.
Dr. Knight has been named one of Northeast PA’s Top 25 Women in Business for 2009.


Whole Life Center For Health
600 North Hunter Highway
Drums PA 18222

Dr. Maria graduated from Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic, Spartanburg, S.C. in 2000. She received many prestigious awards upon graduation, including the Milton Garfunkel Award, the Philosophy Award, the Clinic Excellence Award as well as the Academic Distinction Award (highest G.P.A.). She especially enjoys working with the newborn, expectant mom and child populations, life changes quickly here and she loves to witness it. She is certified in the Webster Technique which helps women during pregnancy. And, the Webster Technique has proven to be an effective method that once performed allows babies to turn themselves in utero from a breech to a normal delivery position.



Erin Walker
Midwife & Herbalist
Nazareth, Pa
Beautiful Beginnings HomeBirth

A home-birth midwife in the Lehigh Valley.  Home office is in Nazareth Pa.  Erin holds a bachelor’s degree in biology & political science from Moravian college and serves on the governing board of Midwife Alliances of PA


Lisa Giambini
Honsedale, Pa
Womanwise Midwifery

Provides a variety of services to the NEPA area including homebirths, VBACs, waterbirths, hospital labor support, breastfeeding support in addition to wellwoman care.