November 18, 2013

Further Information

Preferred Providers

It takes a village to grow a child. There is a strong network of professionals who serve women during their pregnancies and postpartum.  I have personally vetted each of these providers and am pleased to work with any of them. If you are a provider and would like to be added to this list, please contact me so we can work together.

Birth Doulas

  • Samantha Corsiglia:
  • Michelle Gunderson:
  • Fabienne Greenberg:

Postpartum Doulas

  • Michelle Gunderson:

Birth Photographers

  • Kelly Boitano:


  • Lance Dursi:


  • Kathryn Ryan:


  • Kyle Taketa at Westside Chiropractic (San Mateo):


  • Samantha Corsiglia:


  • Casey Wilke (Palo Alto):
  • Samantha Corsiglia (Pacifica and Half Moon Bay):


Midwives Alliance of North America
What is a Midwife?

Citizens for Midwifery
Frequently Asked Questions About Midwives and Midwifery

Cochrane Summaries (2013)
Midwife-led Continuity Models Versus Other Models of Care for Childbearing Women

California Families for Access to Midwives

California Association of Midwives

Licensed Midwives, The Medical Board of California

The North American Registry of Midwives



Midwives Alliance of North America
Homebirth Safety – Critical Appraisal of the Literature (2012)

Cochrane Summaries (2012)
Immersion in Water in Labour and Birth



International Lactation Consultant Association
What is an IBCLC?

International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners

Kelly Mom
How Can I Find Breastfeeding Help?


Science-Based Care

Science and Sensibility
A Lamaze Research Blog About Pregnancy and Birth

Evidence-Based Birth
Making Research Available to Empower Informed Decision Making

Confirmation Bias
What is confirmation bias?

The Scientific Parent
The research behind our choices