DONA International supports the work of partner organizations
DONA International proudly recognizes our partner organizations: the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS), Lamaze and Childbirth Connection (Formerly Maternity Center Association-MCA).
Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
CIMS is a coalition of individuals and organizations with concern for the care and well-being of mothers, babies, and families. Its mission is to promote a wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce costs.
Visit CIMS at www.motherfriendly.org.
The following are direct links to useful CIMS information:
The Mother Friendly Childbirth Initiative (Outside Link)
Breastfeeding Is Priceless (PDF)
The Risks of Cesarean Delivery to Mother and Baby (PDF)
Problems and Hazards of Induction of Labor (PDF)
Are Your Birth Classes Mother Friendly? (PDF)
Is Your Doula Practice Mother Friendly? (PDF)
The mission of Lamaze International is to promote, support and protect normal birth through education and advocacy. Lamaze International envisions for the future a world of confident women choosing normal birth.
Lamaze International believes that women who are fully informed, confident and supported will want normal birth. Lamaze International believes that caregivers should respect the birth process and not intervene without compelling medical indication.
Visit Lamaze International at www.lamazeinternational.org/.
Childbirth Connection (Formerly Maternity Center Association)
Childbirth Connection, formerly Maternity Center Association, is a national not-for-profit organization that has been a leader in maternity care quality improvement since 1918. Their mission is to promote safe, effective and satisfying maternity care for all women and their families through research, education and advocacy.
Visit Childbirth Connection at www.childbirthconnection.org