Resources

In Home Prenatal Care“Lisa is the greatest midwife, she was there to always calm my wife before our first one was borne. And her after care was unmatched, thank you Lisa for being there to help us bring our baby boy into this world.” ~R.

 

 

Organizations

Mothers Naturally
Information about natural childbirth and breastfeeding, as well as a database of midwives.

Birth Without Fear
An awesome blog with supportive and encouraging posts about childbirth.

Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
A coalition of individuals and national organizations dedicated to improving maternity services. Hosts national forums and symposiums and offers some free downloads on their website.

Childbirth Connection
This website has massive amounts of evidence-based information about maternity care and many resources for women planning a safe and satisfying birth experience. They also wrote the Rights of Childbearing Women, which is something everyone should read and understand.

Mothering.com
The home for natural family living resources, from pregnancy to far beyond. Lots of articles here, as well as an active community.

Breastfeeding

La Leche League
The absolute best source of information and support about breastfeeding. There are many local groups that meet in the Kansas City area.

Financial Assistance

Missouri WIC

Kansas WIC

Missouri Medicaid

Kansas Medicaid

Safety

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE

National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-HOPE

Hope House, Inc. 
816-461-HOPE (Shelter and Hotline)

New House 
816-474-6446 (Shelter)
816-471-5800 (Hotline)

Safe Home
816-HOTLINE (Metro abuse hotline) 913-432-9300 (Shelter)

Rose Brooks 
816-861-6100 (Hotline)

Child Abuse Protection Agencies

Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline
800-392-3738

Sunflower House
913-631-5800

CAPA, Child Abuse Prevention Association
816-252-8388