DONA International (Doulas of North America)
DONA is the oldest and largest doula association in the world. An industry standard, DONA International certification is a widely respected measure of quality and professionalism.


Capital City Doulas
Capital City Doula Collective is a group of professional doulas working together to provide support and education to pregnant women and their partners about pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.


The Bradley Method
This is a method of natural childbirth created by Dr. Robert A. Bradley and teachers that with adequate preparation, education, and help from a loving, supportive coach - most women can give birth naturally, without drugs or surgery.


The Mongan Method is as much a philosophy as it is a technique. The method teaches you that, in the absence of fear and tension, or special medical circumstances, severe pain does not have to be an accompaniment of labor.


The Birth Center
As the only freestanding, midwifery-operated birth center in the Sacramento area, the Birth Center offers a natural alternative birth place believing that pregnancy and birth are normal, healthy events in the life of a family. As such, families should be treated with respect and acknowledged as capable of making choices fitting their lifestyles and values.


Kellymom - Breastfeeding & Parenting
This website was developed to provide evidence-based information on breastfeeding, sleep, and parenting.


La Leche League
La Leche League International helps mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.


Doula Training Guide
A comprehensive guide to starting your career as a doula with state-by-state training opportunities, requirements, certification information, and more. Your journey to becoming a compassionate doula starts here!


Belly Beautiful Portraits
Belly Beautiful Maternity, Baby, Infant, Newborn and Birth Portraits of Sacramento, California. Karen Marie is a professional photographer who specializes in showing the beautiful pregnancy, birth and baby experience from start to finish. If you are pregnant, come into the studio and showoff that beautiful belly by being pampered in a maternity portrait session. We are sure you will cherish the unique fine art photography that our studio offers.


Sacred Season Mothercare
I am a trained Doula (over 250 births!), Licensed Childbirth Educator, certified HypnoBirthing Instructor, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. My passion is to help moms (and moms-to-be) heal from past traumas using hypnotherapy and other brain science techniques and to provide a warm, nurturing place where you will find compassion, support, and trustworthy information.