Childbirth Resources

SD Breastfeeding and Nutritional Support

SD Doula and Education Support

SD Midwifery Services

  • Avera McKennan Midwifery Certified Nurse-Midwifery services in Sioux Falls, SD
  • Black Hills Birth Center is a free-standing birth center serving the Black Hills of SD, birth with a Certified Nurse-Midwife
  • Sanford Health Midwifery Certified Nurse-Midwifery services in Sioux Falls, SD; Worthington, MN; and Alexandria, MN
  • WomanKind Midwifery Certified Nurse-Midwife home birth practice serving the West River SD and Wyoming

Community Resources

  • Helpline Center offers a community resource database, childcare resources, crisis line, and volunteer opportunities
  • Dept of Social Services assist families with income management, community resources, nutrition, and federal assistance
  • Children’s Inn offers safety and support to families experiencing domestic violence
  • Sioux Falls Shelters offer safety and support for those in need of housing
  • The Banquet provides homestyle meals, companionship, and support for those in need
  • The Compass Center provides counseling, legal assistance, and support to families experiencing sexual violence or assault

Internet Resources

  • The Cochrane Library Independent, comprehensive, high-quality evidence for healthcare decision-making (In left-hand column of topics, click expand, then click on pregnancy and childbirth)
  • Cochrane Review of Continuous Support During Labor Review of clinically meaningful benefits for women and infants
  • Childbirth Connection Evidence-based information for pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum, comprehensive topic listing
  • The Win-Win Birth Plan by Penny Simkin, outlines the components of a birth plan
  • Pain Medication Preference Scale a descriptive scale to help clarify your feelings about medication in labor including actions your support person(s) can take to to help you
  • ICAN International Cesarean Awareness Network; promoting cesarean prevention and recovery; promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Doulas of North America Information on doula support for families and for doulas
  • Spinning Babies Promoting optimal fetal positioning; prevention and reposition techniques/exercises for breech, transverse, oblique and posterior positions
  • Mothering Inspiring natural families; offering comprehensive health, pregnancy, and parenting resources
  • Mayo Clinic Pregnancy Nutrition Foods to avoid during pregnancy
  • Mayo Clinic Pregnancy Nutrition Healthy eating basics
  • Take Them a Meal Customized online sign-up sheet for meal drop off, great gesture for new parents or baby shower activity
  • Hypnobabies One method of “hypno-birth” or childbirth hypnosis, techniques for a more calm and comfortable birth
  • Baby Friendly Initiative Ten steps hospitals and birth facilities should implement to promote successful breastfeeding
  • Baby Feeding Cues A visual guide to early cues that it is time to feed a baby (as well as mid and late cues)